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Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens

BH #NI5018DAF • MFR #2137
Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
As simple as it is versatile, the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D from Nikon is a compact normal-length prime lens. Its bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in a variety of lighting conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for isolating focus. A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements, and reduces lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy when working in bright and backlit conditions. Also, a rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Overview

As simple as it is versatile, the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D from Nikon is a compact normal-length prime lens. Its bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in a variety of lighting conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for isolating focus. A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements, and reduces lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy when working in bright and backlit conditions. Also, a rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Normal-length prime lens is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers depth of field control for working with selective focus techniques.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Autofocus system is compatible with select Nikon DSLRs that support D-type lenses, and offers quick and precise focusing performance.

Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D3000-series, D5000-series, D40, D40X, and D60, where the lens may be used with manual focus only.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208021376

Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus (with Nikon Cameras That Have an Autofocus Motor)
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.5 x 1.54" / 63.5 x 39 mm
Weight5.47 oz / 155 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.615 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.3 x 4.1 x 3.5"

Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Reviews

AMAZING!

By Hudson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

It's hard to believe that this D series can still compare to all the newer 50mm lenses. But it when it comes to image quality, this lens is almost unbeatable! The rendition is absolutely amazing! The center sharpness wide open is medium format level amazing; it has that special indescribable quality. Great rendition as it's stopped down as well! As a landscape photographer, I don't mind the screw drive. But it has been surprisingly quick for the little portraiture that I have used the lens for as well. Durable too! My copy has seen years of rain, sand, waterfalls, and ocean spray- still going strong!

Good creative lens for the price

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-31

I bought this as a prime lens for my Nikon D3200, which means I have to focus by hand and use the aperture priority setting. But, being a photography old timer, I love it. It gives me more creative control over my photos. It's a good way to practice photography skills that have fallen by the wayside in the auto age. And it's well made and looks good attached to a DSLR. The uninitiated might think you have a film camera. I highly recommend this lens.

Nifty Nifty Fifty

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-25

The Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens just got a workout on a San Diego nature trail. The sharpness was excellent - it noticed a distant power line that I did not. A handheld photo merge worked as well. And doing composition without a zoom was a challenge I liked.

Excelente

By Carolina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-30

Muy buen lente , muy luminoso. Lo uso con la D7500 y combinan perfecto. Si estaban dudando en comprarlo esta es la seal!!! Lo compre desde uruguay y me llego en 3 das por DHL sper bien embalado

Great inexpensive lens but Nikon manual focus

By Joel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-04

I like this lens. I'm using it on a d5600 so it requires manual focus although shutter and aperture can be auto. I learned on my mom's post WWII range finder 35mm so manual focus isn't new to me. The lens itself works very well in all sorts of light and is very sharp in the middle f stops. I like the mild telephoto on APSC. However it suffers from the way Nikon implements manual focus on almost all of its DSLRs. The green dot isn't very useful. It's hard to see in the viewfinder and requires a much lower geared focus ring than the one on most lenses. Other brands of cameras have focus peaking which is as good as the prism setups on film cameras. Live view has magnification but live view is totally useless outdoors and not much good if you're not using a tripod. This lens is good for taking pictures outdoors when you can use smaller apertures and needs a tripod for low light. It's an excellent value. For significantly greater optical quality you'll have pay a lot more money.

Hands down a great lens.

By Cheryl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

I am in love with this lens! I don't know why I waited so long to purchase it! Thanks to B&H it was affordable for me to purchase. Most photographers purchase this lens from my understanding is for portraits but I have found that Im loving it for flower images. Love the softness that it brings to an image. Highly recommend this lens.

The Versatile Lens

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

I bought this lens for my D3200 Nikon. I was aware that it would not be the equivalent of a true 50mm lends on my camera but would be an effective 75mm lens due to the smaller sensor in my camera. However, that is just wat I wanted. I wanted a portrait lens for my grandchildren and the bokeh is terrific. This is a manual focus lens with my camera and due to my slightly deteriorated eyesight, I would have appreciated the old prism / match top and bottom focus that I had on my old Minolta film cameras. However, I am finding that the focus is still pretty sharp, even at larger apertures. I was given good, solid guidance by the B&H staff before I bought this and a I thank them for this. I am fully satisfied. WPK

Time for a prime

By Drew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

I purchased this for my wife to add to her kit which was two "starter" zooms that came with her d3500 body. There is nothing like a prime. This is a tiny light weight lens that is super sharp and super fast. The fact that her body isn't a full frame the lens becomes a 75 1:8 perfect for portrait work without a flash. The images are excellent and I'm sure it will be her go to very soon.

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question

To Whom It May Concern,My package just arrived with this new lens and when I attached it to the body of my Nikon D5000 the screen reads no lens attached . Can you please help me?Thank You
Asked by: Anonymous
You will need to set your aperture to f/22 in order for this lens to be recognized by the Nikon D5000. Please note that your lens will be manual focus only when you are using it on the D5000.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will autofocus work on this lens with a Nikon ...

Will autofocus work on this lens with a Nikon D3300? If not, what would be a similar lens that would allow autofocus?
Asked by: M
No, this D series lens will not autofocus with cameras in the D3000 or D5000 series. AF-S lenses like the 50mm 1.8G will autofocus on the D3300. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/766516-USA/Nikon_2199_AF_S_Nikkor_50mm_f_1_8G.html
Answered by: frankm
Date published: 2022-08-29

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Will the auto focus on this lens work on a D5300?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately no, it would be manual focus on the D5300. The D5300 requires lenses that have a focus motor built into the lens. Nikon refers to them as the AF-S series lenses. You can use the 50mm AF-S lens instead. Please see the following link:http://bhpho.to/1bhjeTyThe 50mm f1.8 G lens is an AF-S series so it will auto focus with the D5300 camera.
Answered by: Dan W.
Date published: 2019-11-15

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does this work with the d3200?
Asked by: Anonymous
The AF 50mm f\/1.8D lens is compatible with the D3200, though autofocus will not be supported; you will need to manually focus the lens. If autofocus is a must, you would need one of the AF-S lenses, such as the AF-S 50mm f\/1.8G lens (B&H # NI5018GAF).
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will autofocus work with a D3300?

Will autofocus work with a D3300?
Asked by: M
Probably. Works just fine with an F6.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2022-08-28

question

Hi!I wanted to know if this lens works in autofocus with the D5300. Thank you very much!Sincerely, Diana Lee
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D lens will be manual focus only on a Nikon D5300.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

I will be using a Canon 7d with the Nikon 50mm f1.8 D lens, and I was wondering if someone could tell me of a reliable adapter that I should use? I have heard some horror stories with certain adapters getting stuck.
Asked by: Keegan
In my opinion, you should buy a Canon 50mm instead of an adapter. I would like to share a detail about the 50mm f1.8mm: it doesn't permit to use the AE-L/AF-L button to lock focus, for an mathematical issue. It annoys me, I'd rather get a f1.4mm.
Answered by: leila.s
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Interested in using this lens for cinematography. Can someone tell me how the focus throw is on this lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
It has about a 3 throw, on a lens barrel that is about 63 mm in diameter. It covers about a 40 degree twist. The focus ring is very light, with little resistance, and feels very hollow and plastic-y.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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