Nikkor 50mm f2 (late non-Ai)

      I've only done some quick testing of my copy of this lens to be sure the Fotodiox Nikon to Eos adapter works properly, which it does.    I can tell you that the 50mm f2 is easy to focus without an af confirm chip, and it's really sharp at f2.  In fact, I couldn't see any difference between f2 and f4 in sharpness with my handheld shots.    Many photographers consider this lens a sleeper.  Upon first look I tend to agree.   I can't wait to test it in good light.   I also noticed it handles very well at close focus distances.   I think it will be a great macro lens with a bellows or tubes.   

     Update:   Bokeh fringe testing confirms this would be a very good macro lens.   This lens exhibits excellent control over bokeh fringing with no actual color shift.   The onle noticeable artifact is a loss in contrast which is not a detriment to the photo.

nikkor 50mm Ai
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ISO 200 - f2 - 100%crop

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bokeh fringe - f2

well controlled

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bokeh fringe - f2.8

disappearing fast

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bokeh fringe - f4

slight hint at edge