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

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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to 16
  • One Aspherical Lens Element
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • M/A Mode; Manual Focus Override
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 17.7"
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Seven-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 50mm f/1.8 overview

  • 1Description

The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens from Nikon is an attractive alternative to the classic 50mm f/1.4 "normal" lens for everyday shooting with an FX or 35mm camera. The 50mm f/1.8 is nearly as "fast" as the f/1.4 and provides reduced lens flare and ghosting as well as superior color consistency through the use of Nikon's Super Integrated Lens Coating. One aspherical lens element virtually eliminates coma and spherical aberration.

Nikon's Silent Wave Motor gives you smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation, and the M/A mode lets you quickly and easily override the autofocus system for fine manual focusing. This lens is also compatible with DX cameras and when used with a DX camera, the angle of view would be equivalent to a 75mm focal length lens.

Fast f/1.8 Compact FX-Format Prime Lens
This updated classic with a fast maximum aperture is ideal for everyday shooting, perfect in low lighting situations and great for shallow depth of field control, producing images with beautiful background blur. When used on DX-format DSLRs its 35mm focal length equivalency is 75mm.
Shoot Tack-Sharp Portraits Every Time
Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare, while an aspherical lens element virtually eliminates coma and other types of aberrations, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
Quiet Autofocus
A significant innovation in AF lens technology, Nikon's Silent Wave Motor uses ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations-rather than a gear system-to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
Quick Switching from AF to MF
When fine manual focusing is needed, simply rotate the lens focus ring. M/A mode allows you to seamlessly override the AF system with virtually no time lag.
UPC: 018208021994
In the Box
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G 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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    • 1Description

    Nikon 50mm f/1.8 specs

    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
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 2.1" (7.11 x 5.33 cm)
    Weight 6.53 oz (185 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.0 x 5.0"

    Nikon 50mm f/1.8 reviews

    AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1486.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't bother on the 1.4G version First I must say I own both 1.4 and 1.8 versions. Simply put: there is no reasonable argument to go for the 1.4G version, the end. First of all, almost no difference in results when you compare 1.4 and 1.8 images. Half the price. Same plastic body (in any case, cheap enough to buy a new one if it fails). And last but not least, and here I must be honest, I'm not sure if my 1.4G copy came up flowed, but I found 1.8G to be equally fast (or faster) and more accurate AF, plus sharper wide open. Bonus (oh yeah): its lighter and smaller than the 1.4G. It's a no brainer kids. No matter if you are a pro, amateur or just starting with DSLR, you must own this lens. Along with the magnificent 85mm 1.8G, I use it 80% of the time.
    Date published: 2015-12-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game changer You really can't go past the 50mm 1.8. It's awesome for pretty much every avenue of photography you want to get into. If you want to capture some crisp night images, its possible with the 1.8 apperture. You can also snap some beautiful portraits with incredibly soft bokeh. This is your go to lens, definitely a game changer. There is some difficulty getting used to the set 50mm focal legnth. However, you will come to realise it rapidly improves your photography. For such a reasonable price, you really get an A+ product. I shopped around for the most effective all round lens and ended up here.I definitely recommend this product to any photography enthusiast.
    Date published: 2013-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puts the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G to shame This lens puts the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G to shame and at half the price! I own both and can tell you, both lenses produce beautiful bokeh, but the 50mm 1.8G is much sharper than the 50mm 1.4G, probably due to the aspherical element. I would say the 50mm 1.8G is almost as sharp as my 35mm 1.8G - almost. I run all my lenses wide open, and the 50mm 1.4G focus turns soft unless you stop it down to at least f/2. Hey, if you need a fast low light lens that doesn't perform when its wide open, what's the point?
    Date published: 2011-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AF S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G Lens by Nikon Love this lens. Amazing clarity, great focus, beautiful bokeh. I am using this lens with my Nikon D300s. Mounted on a cropped-frame / DX-format body, 50mm becomes equivalent to 75mm and thus becomes a prime candidate for portrait-photography as it gives you some distance from your subject which leads to a flattering perspective. It might even be more fit for portraiture in small studios on a DX-body than a 85mm prime as it renders a larger frame from any given distance. This is an affordable prime lens and will autofocus on any Nikon body. Great value for money.
    Date published: 2014-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Lens Very Sharp I'm a landscape photographer but decided to pick up this lens after hearing many great things. I didn't need the 1.4 because I just wanted it to walk around and get a new perspective. This is a very nice lens, you can tell it's pretty well built even though it's plastic. It has a rear seal to protect it from the elements so you don't have to worry. The bokeh is delicious! The sharpness and focusing are both very accurate. the only real complaint I can find is that if you're using a DX camera the focal length might be a little bit on the longer side for you. If you want a normal lens go for the 35 1.8 DX. I have that as well and it's amazing.
    Date published: 2012-01-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens for the money I purchased the Nikon 50mm F/1.8G lens after a lot of research. I have not been disappointed. I got this lens with the thought of using it mainly for portraits. I have since tried using it for some landscapes as well. I am very impressed with the image quality of the photos I have taken so far. They are far superior to the kit lens that came with my Nikon D90. The lens is very fast to focus and quite sharp. If there is one downside I would have to say that at the widest aperature (1.8 to about 2.4) the auto focus does not always find correct focus. I tend to switch to manual due to this. Even given the one downside this is a great lens.
    Date published: 2013-02-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent lens for fast shooting This is ideal portrait focal length on DX camera. I use it on D7100. Whenever I need to shoot in low-light or faster shutter speeds, this is an excellent choice. It does very well what it is designed for. This lens has a variety of applications when used outdoors. Why I give 4 starts is for lack of VR. what that means is that for smaller apertures and slower shutter speeds, you still need a tripod. If your shooting needs are such, then look for a VR alternative. This lens has limited use indoor, probably just portraits, because I need a wider angle. This is not a defect of the lens but just the nature of this focal length on a DX camera.
    Date published: 2013-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens by Nikon My first prime lens, shooting with a D3100. Chose the 50mm because of it being1/12 the equivalent of 35mm for ASP-C DSLRs. Got it for portrait work, weddings and everyday candit use. Shooting in Manual and Auto, I've gotten really good and sharp images, however in Shutter Priority @ 1/125 I was able to get tack sharp images. I can't really vouch for the low-light performance since I'm always shooting with speedlight or off camera flash. One of the main reasons I opted for the 50mm is I read it was good for full body portraits, however I was not quite prepared for the distance needed for such, however for small to medium groups it works very well.
    Date published: 2014-10-23
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