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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens

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Product Highlights
  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Silent Wave AF Motor
  • Enhanced Knurling on Focus Ring
  • Handsome Retro Design
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 18"
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • 7-Blade Rounded Diaphragm

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens is a fast normal prime lens that is designed for use on both Nikon FX and DX DSLRs. Its lightweight and stylish design integrates enhanced knurling on the focus ring to add a functional and aesthetic element that complement refined manual focusing control. When working with autofocus, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) AF system is quick, precise, smooth, and quiet, which benefits both still and movie shooting.

One aspherical element is incorporated into the optical design to help minimize chromatic aberrations while also contributing to high image sharpness and clarity. A seven-blade rounded diaphragm helps to render a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques, which is further benefitted by the bright f/1.8 maximum aperture.

Normal-perspective prime lens is ideal for everyday shooting situations.
Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in low-light conditions and for selective focus and shallow depth of field applications.
The SWM autofocus motor is fast, accurate, smooth, and near-silent to support working with both still imagery and movie recording. It also enables a seamless transition to manual focusing control for refined precision.
Easy-to-grip knurling and hatching on the manual focus ring contributes to more efficient handling when working in the manual focus mode.
One aspherical element contributes to high image sharpness while also minimizing chromatic aberrations and distortions.
A rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces an aesthetic out-of-focus quality that is well-suited to shallow depth of field imagery.
Compatible with both FX and DX-format DSLRS; when used with a DX-sized sensor, the apparent field of view will be equivalent to that of a 75mm lens.
Performance
Focal Length 50mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 75 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 47°
DX Picture Angle: 31° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' (45 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Elements/Groups 7/6
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.87 x 2.07" (73 x 52.5 mm)
Weight 6.70 oz (190 g)
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens
  • 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-47 Bayonet Lens Hood for AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
  • CL-1013 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    NikonAF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Low light (3)
      • Weddings (3)
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      4.0

      Nice look

      By BoDonald

      from Chicago IL.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

        Event photography, portraits with DX format camera. The lens looks pretty good on you camera if you just have money to spend.

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        5.0

        Bokehlicious!

        By Jaypee

        from San Tan Valley, AZ

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

          I bought this mainly to take great pictures of my kids. It is spectacular. This is my first 50mm 1.8g. I'm a newbie photographer. After reading a lot of review and watching videos about whether one should be getting a 50mm or not. I love this lens. not only It has a reasonable price it is also awesome. hope to learn more and trying more lenses.

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          5.0

          Love the 50mm

          By Anastasia

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

                Great lens

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                5.0

                Nice!

                By Camguy

                from Hellam, PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

                  It is as represented.. Good optics and good ergonomics overall. It's so light which is the best part. It's the same lens as the "AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G".

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