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Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens USA

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Product Highlights
  • F Mount Lens/ FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to 22
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 18"
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • 7-Blade Circular Diaphragm

The AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens from Nikon is a supremely lightweight lens that offers an f/1.8 maximum aperture for effective low light shooting and shallow depth of field control. A standard 50mm focal length on FX format cameras, it provides a 75mm focal length equivalence when used on DX format Nikon DSLRs.

With a simple and time-tested optical design it weighs in at just 5.5 oz making it a great lens for travel and everyday use. Nikon's Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission, reducing ghosting and flare and it accepts 52mm filters. An integrated aperture control ring enables manual control of exposure in addition to AE control through the camera body. For programmed auto or shutter-priority auto exposure shooting, use the minimum aperture lock lever to lock the lens aperture at f/22.

Autofocus is not supported by D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300 cameras--lens may be used with manual focus only. Be sure to check your camera's lens-compatibility information before selecting a new lens.

Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture for sharp low light imaging and effective shallow depth of field control
Lightweight and compact build
Super Integrated Lens Coating reduces flare and ghosting
Built-in aperture control ring
Distance and depth of field scales
Performance
Focal Length 50mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 75 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 46°
DX Picture Angle: 31° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5' (45.72 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 6/5
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 1.5" (6.35 x 3.81 cm)
Weight 5.5 oz (156 g)
Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    NikonAF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 2027 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1499)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (483)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (1665)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (1536)
    • Consistent output (1113)
    • Easily interchangeable (1004)
    • Durable (666)

    Cons

    • Tough to attach (158)
    • Weak casing (142)
    • Slow focus (122)
    • Blurry focus (44)
    • Difficult to clean (16)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (966)
    • Night photography (827)
    • Weddings (585)
    • General purpose (461)
    • Landscape/scenery (450)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (561), Semi-pro photographer (348), Enthusiast (334), Casual photographer (225), Semi-professional (146)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (941), Yes (83)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    sharp, fast, light, fun

    No matter what type of photography you shoot, every one should own this lens.

    -This lens is SHARP!! at f/4 its as sharp as lenses that cost 15...Read complete review

    No matter what type of photography you shoot, every one should own this lens.

    -This lens is SHARP!! at f/4 its as sharp as lenses that cost 15 times as much. 1.8 is a little soft, but it's great to have for novel shallow DOF/ night/ special effects.

    -the AF is faster then most of my AF-s lenses and just as accurate. It might search a little in really hard situations, but no more than much more expensive lenses.

    -This lens is so light! It is always in my pocket, Always! no matter what I'm doing having a sharp, fast, non-intrusive (it's so small it doesn't scare people, so in most situations I get better images than with the amazing 70-200 because it's HUGE and intimidating)--A lens is only useful if you use it.

    -on a DX (cropped sensor) camera this lens is even more amazing! It is 75mm equivalent; perfect for part body portraits/ street photography. Because DX only uses the center of the frame it's even sharper!

    -there is *no* distortion (perfect for architecture)
    Some coma in the corners and some light falloff at 1.8 on full frame/ 35mm, no biggie. A perfect complement to a distorted, slow walk-around zoom.

    -bokeh(smooth out of focus areas) is good but not amazing
    way better then any cheep zoom though.

    If you're thinking about getting the 1.4: the only reason to spend three or four times as much is that it's sharper at f/1.8. BUT it has more distortion at f/4 than it's cheaper sibling. If you're a pro and need build quality, don't let me stop you, I have one. For every one else, If you have four hundred dollars burning a hole in your pocket get a 85 1.8 or the new 60 2.8 AF-s

    -this is still up in the air but the 50mm 1.4 AF-s I tried was no faster then the 1.8. (whoops)

    If you're really hard on your gear I'd say, buy a 52mm Nikon NC filter and Nikon HR-2 rubber hood (or another 50 1.8 for almost the same price)

    bottom line:
    its one of the SHARPEST, FASTEST, LIGHTEST, MOST USEFUL lens money can buy, AND IT'S THE CHEAPEST!!!

    It makes every camera, from a D3x or a F6 to a D50, shine!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    it's sharp but. .

    The 50mm 1.8D lens from Nikon is a pretty sharp lens. The price is obviously VERY nice. It was the first Nikon lens I ever bought when I switched to Nikon several years...Read complete review

    The 50mm 1.8D lens from Nikon is a pretty sharp lens. The price is obviously VERY nice. It was the first Nikon lens I ever bought when I switched to Nikon several years ago. I thought it was a pretty nice lens, but since then, I have purchased the 105mm 2.8G VR Micro-Nikkor, and the 70-200mm 2.8G VRII, and have used the 24-70 and the 14-24 f/2.8G lenses, and I gotta say . . after using those beautiful lenses, you can really see what is wrong with the 50 1.8D. It's definitely sharp, no matter what, but it's bokeh (in my humble opinion) is not very good. Kind of ugly looking. Also, it has a decent amount of distortion and vignettes quite a bit throughout its range. And the absolutely biggest problem with it, is that it's made so incredibly cheaply, that it bends when I grab it to take it off my camera. It's like made of cheap aluminum that bends like it's hollow. And there is no place to safely grab it to pull if off your camera or put it on. It's small and has that darn ridiculous aperture ring that is no longer necessary at all this day and age. And the last horrible thing about it, is it's the only lens I've used that has soo much chromatic aberration that contrasty areas of your photo, zoomed in, almost can't be used. It's nasty. BUT! for $ or $ bucks (or whatever the price is..), I still think you should definitely pick one up if you have a full-frame camera. It's just so cheap and it really is a very sharp lens. No doubt about that. It's tiny, it's cheap, and it's quite sharp. I have seen many, many fantastic photographs taken with it over the years. In magazines and elsewhere. So if you're a decent enough photographer, trust me, you can still use it to make incredible photographs. The speed of it really makes it great in low light as well. That's all. Grab one. Don't grab one. You're probably fine either way.. ; )(oh, I forgot one more bad thing.. (Sorry). It does NOT focus very fast, and it is definitely NOT silent. It has loud, and slow autofucus.

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    5.0

    Fast and sharp

    By Joe

    from Costa Rica

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

      Great lens, excelent price.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nikon 50mm

      By Joaco

      from 29 palms

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

      Works awesome, no issues here.

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      4.0

      Nice

      By Bea

      from Florida

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

      Very good lens. Pictures are crystal clear and sharp.

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      5.0

      Great Lens for New Photographers!

      By New Enthusiast

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

          I bought this lens shortly after purchasing my first dslr after it came highly recommended by friends and photographers online. This a a fantastic lens for someone just starting out with photography as its cheap and gets the job done well. The wide aperture, especially when compared to most kit lenses, adds a nice bokeh effect to photos when open all the way.

          Overall, this is an amazing lens for new photographers and comes in at a really affordable price point. This is a lens I would recommend to anyone. If you're looking to take more artistic photographs (with blurred backgrounds) then this a great starting point.

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          5.0

          Worth it.

          By J.Thach

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean
          • Slow Focus
          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

          Got this as a gift for a family member. For the value and price, it was definitely worth it for the low-light performance and sharpness.

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          • Yes

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          4.0

          Excellent lens for the cost

          By Cally

          from New York

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

          I bought this as my fist prime lens after using my kit lens for some time it's a really great lens image quality is really sharp and this is an all round great lens especially for someone new to photography

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          5.0

          It's Prime Time!

          By Paulo

          from Newark, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

            This lens is affordable, small, light weight, and very sharp! At $, it's a total steal! A little wonder! If you're looking for good deals, this is one of the best out there!

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            • No

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            5.0

            works great

            By Ralph

            from north Idaho

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

              I'm thinkful for the help that I received when I called B&H Photo, and my new lense is so nice. Thanks.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Quick and easy like how it should be!

              By Shannon

              from Delaware

              Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

              Ordered my lens and received fast shipping. Lens is great plenty of packing to ensure a safe travel. Got an excellent price for it. I will absolutely give B&H my business again.

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              4.0

              Great lens for the money

              By jacob.sailer

              from montclair, nj

              Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

              Lens was in perfect condition, provided decent image quality, and had great ergonomics. Bokeh was beautiful. Great lens for cheapskates.

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              5.0

              Very Sharp

              By DLG

              from Huntsville, Alabama

              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
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                This lens has a 32 score on DXO....therefore very sharp and extremely cost effective...all in a very small size !! Will use this for EVERYTHING ! Landscapes..with ND filters, etc.

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                5.0

                AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D

                By Mike

                from Omaha, NE

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                  I use this lens mainly for portraiture and photographing old homes. It is a great compliment to my Nikon D800e and has the ability to nearly outresolve the camera sensor.

                  It is nicely built, having a little more heft than I was anticipating meaning, it does not have that plastic like feel of a cheap lens.

                  The bokeh at the larger apertures is very pleasing. Overall, a very fun lens to work with!

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                  5.0

                  A great lens and value

                  By mickeklass

                  from Tacoma, WA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                    This lens is a great value. IT is a wonderful lens with sharpness, bokeh and fast aperture at a real bargain of a price. Small, light and unobtrusive.

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                    4.0

                    Great, i am happy with it.

                    By Leo Solares

                    from Guatemala

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                    • Tough To Attach

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light

                    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                    Great for practicing DOP

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Faster glass is great

                    By chuck1376

                    from Atlanta, Georgia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                      The faster lens is great. Good shots of the nephews bowling. Not possible with the old "kit" lenses.

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                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Very good lens for portraits ..

                      By prashanth

                      from mclean va

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light

                        Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                        i used it for our family n family portraits .. amazing pictures ..

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great price,wonderful lens

                        By Jimmy

                        from Michigan

                        Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                        Sharp lens with good bokeh. Can't beat the price for what you get. Can't go wrong with it

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                        5.0

                        Awesome lens

                        By Gabe

                        from Los Angeles

                        Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                        great lens right out of the box the shipping was fast no problems can't wait for my next order

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                        5.0

                        affordable prime

                        By sean

                        from NJ

                        Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                        Affordable prime lens a must have for low light settings

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                        4.0

                        Don´t judge this amazing lens by price

                        By Erick Ganem

                        from Mexico

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Plastic
                        • Tough To Attach
                        • Weak construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens:

                        I take event/wedding pictures were a fast/accurate focus is needed. I recently receive this lens from B&H. This lens do the job with a very fast response and excellent sharpness. The colors and contrast it delivers match the scene with the look and feel only the best 50mm lenses can achieve. If you do not have the money for a f/1.2 lens and don´t like de 1.4 and 1.8G option this is the right lens for you. I definitely would recommend this to a friend.

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