Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens

Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens

Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens

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Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens


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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
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Nikon 50mm f/1.8 overview

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The AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens from Nikon is a supremely lightweight lens that offers a 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, and 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
UPC: 018208021376
In the Box
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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    Nikon 50mm f/1.8 specs

    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
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 4.0 x 3.0"

    Nikon 50mm f/1.8 reviews

    AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 2123.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You're dumb if you don't buy this lens EVERYONE SHOULD OWN THIS PRIME. Don't waste another $200 on the 1.4. I don't care what anyone says, in a print you will never know the extra 1/4 of a stop difference, and the performance of this lens at $ is amazing. Not only will you never want to shoot with your zoom again, you may even want to run over it with your car. Primes are where's it at if you can swing it. Granted when shooting weddings I have my 18-200VR on a body, but that is for sheer convienece and insurance that I don't miss anything while swapping out my primes. Buy more camera bodies and forget the zooms (unless it's the 70-200VR). ;)
    Date published: 2008-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes me a better photographer! I'm a newbie and had read great things about the nifty fifty lens. I was hesitant to buy this lens for my D40 because I would have to manually focus the camera, but because it cost much less than the AF-S 1.8 lens decided to give it a shot. I received the lens shortly before a family reunion. I love the size and how light and compact my camera feels with this lens mounted. The pictures taken with this lens are brighter and clearer than the ones I took with either the kit lens or the 55-200 zoom lens. Focusing was much easier than expected. This lens is helping me learn more about photography than any book or web post I've read so far. I can't really think of anything I don't like about it!
    Date published: 2009-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon 50mm f1.8 So I am newer to the camera game but I have a Nikon D5200 body that came with the kit 18-55mm lens. This lens is ok but I knew I needed something a little better, so I went ahead and purchased this 50mm f1.8 Nikon lens. It has been working great for me. I love the blown out background I can get with this lens. This model is the manual focus one but that is ok for me. I wanted to get better at manual focus anyway and this kinda forces me to. Great little lens and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that is looking foe a prime lens and seemed to me to be pretty budget friendly.
    Date published: 2017-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Talk about a Nifty Fifty! I find it amazing that one of the sharpest lenses Nikon offers is also it's cheapest, but there you have it. On my APS-C sensor it offers a view equivalent to 75mm, and with an f/1.8 aperture, it makes a great portrait lens. I considered the f/1.8G, but my D7000 has an internal focusing motor, and I'd rather pay half the price! I really see no reason NOT to own this lens, and many reasons to pick it up ASAP: fast max aperture (great for low light), beautiful bokeh, works on FX and DX sensors, lightweight but with a decent feeling build, outstanding price... I can't think of anything I'd change!
    Date published: 2013-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great prime lens I recently bought the 50 1.8 Nikon on a XV-anera job I had in Fort Wort a week back and I love it ! This is the first prime lens that I have ever had and it honestly makes Me consider buying more. It's extremely fast and with a high ISO you dont need a flash. I shot a lot of outdoor portraits the days I was there and did not have a hard time adjusting to it. Buying this lens makes Me have an easier time deciding whether to buy a zoom lens or the 85 1.8 Nikon. Expertise: 2 years in photography Problems Encountered: None but I wish it had a hood Previous Equivalent Item Owned: First prime lens Items I Recommend: HOYA UV filter
    Date published: 2007-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A True Classic I had recently purchased a Nikon D700 and was looking for a new lens to take advantage of the bigger FX sensor. Since it is so inexpensive (compared to fancier zooms) I figured what the heck, if I don't like it I won't lose that much. What a pleasant surprise this lens turned out to be! This lens is my absolute favorite, as it has fantastic performance in low-light, focuses very fast and is razor sharp. The shallow depth-of-field makes it superb for people photos, as the backgrounds are nicely blurred away. Its speed allows me to leave my SB-800 flash at home--even at night. This lens has made photography fun again; I feel I had gotten lazy with all my other zooms. Now I only think about creativity and composition, and not so much about the technical side of things because I know this lens can handle just about anything! An absolute pleasure to shoot with.
    Date published: 2009-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why don't you already have it? Nothing here but a really great, fast, and inexpensive piece of glass you should absolutely have in your bag, if you don't have one you are missing out big time. I love use this lens for portraits, but it performs for really anything including beautiful landscapes, exaggerated long exposures, inside, outside, night, you name it. I bought this lens to adapt for video, which it is great for, but I got even more mileage out of it when I took it on vacation with my D80. If you wanted to shell out the cash you could upgrade to the f/1.4 but for the price of this one there is no excuse not to have a fast 50mm on your camera.
    Date published: 2009-01-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, great lens I have had my lens for 1-2 weeks now. Overall, I am very pleased with this lens. I have been using it mostly for lower light situations, and can definitely tell the difference between this lens and other lenses with smaller apertures. Pros: price (you cannot beat the value for your buck with this lens), weight, ease of use, autofocus with Nikon D90, versatility of use in lower-light, great image quality, speed Cons: 50mm is not a focal length I use frequently. Personally, I would have preffered a 35mm- but this is solely based on personal preference. I look forward to taking this lens with my on future trips as I think it will prove a great addition.
    Date published: 2012-02-20
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