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

BH #NI5018GAF • MFR #2199
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Integrated Coating
An essential lens if ever there was one, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G from Nikon is the classic normal-length prime featuring a bright maximum aperture and lightweight design. Corresponding to the natural field of view, the 50mm focal length is well-suited for a wide variety of subjects, including everything from landscape to portraiture. The f/1.8 design suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also enables controlling the focus position for using shallow depth of field techniques. One aspherical element is featured in the optical design to minimize spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and accurate rendering. A Super Integrated Coating also suppresses flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, the Silent Wave Motor affords fast, quiet, and precise autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Overview

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An essential lens if ever there was one, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G from Nikon is the classic normal-length prime featuring a bright maximum aperture and lightweight design. Corresponding to the natural field of view, the 50mm focal length is well-suited for a wide variety of subjects, including everything from landscape to portraiture. The f/1.8 design suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also enables controlling the focus position for using shallow depth of field techniques. One aspherical element is featured in the optical design to minimize spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and accurate rendering. A Super Integrated Coating also suppresses flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, the Silent Wave Motor affords fast, quiet, and precise autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.

Normal-length prime 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 contributes to both low-light performance as well as offers greater control over depth of field.
One aspherical element is used to greatly reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to achieve high sharpness, clarity, and accurate rendering.
Super Integrated Coating has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 018208021994

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

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.84 x 2.06" / 72.1 x 52.4 mm
Weight6.53 oz / 185 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.02 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.3 x 5.1 x 5"

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

Very Useful for the Price

By Frank
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-03

I love this lens for black and white pics. It helps to mask the slight loss of sharpness in this lens. But to the naked eye, it can produce impressive shots with the correct lighting. I set my focus speed to max and was happy with the results. Shot it with my NIkon D5300, and my Z7ii. The pic I added here was with the Z7ii. For the price, you can have a lot of fun with this lens and not feel like you're giving away any real quailty in the results.

Perfect

By Emma
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

Beautiful, clear picture every time!

Love it

By Lalo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-24

I love this lens, happy with this purchase

The best nifty fifty in this price range.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-22

Overall this lens exceeded my expectations for such a low price. My assessments are all done on a focus calibrated D810. Wide open contrast is above average and sharpness is just below average. Sharpness increases quickly on stopping down and by f/2.2 is average. Focus is very quick for a prime and it's accurate too. I was really impressed with the optical quality of this lens and I think it's a no brainer if you're looking for a good all-around 50mm.

Like everyone says... you need this lens!

By Lisa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Creates beautiful bokeh and is a great portrait lens. If you are thinking about getting this lens, just go for it! It is wonderful for its price and you won't regret it. :)

Nifty Fifty

By Masri
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-05

I bought the nifty fifty for my daughter on the D90. A fast lens says it all.

A good lens for the money.

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-30

I did not want to take my D810 and 24-70 f2.8 on a recent cruise to the Panama Canal. So, I took my trusty old D700 and the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens that I purchased from B&H. This made it as light as possible and not take up too much space in my luggage. It worked very well and the photos were pleasing. I always shoot with one of my zoom lens, so this was a bit of a challenge getting the shots I wanted. It all worked out but I really missed my NIKKOR 24-70 f2.8.

Good lens

By Cecilia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-09

very good for its cost

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Does this lens have VR? Vibration reduction?
Asked by: Marie F.
No, this lens does not feature Vibration Reduction.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this lens work with the D3200? Specifically the auto focus?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it is compatible with the D3200 body. It will be equivalent to 75mm on the D3200. Since it is an AF-S lens, autofocus will work on the D3200.
Answered by: Steven C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this lens work with my Nikon D5200?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will. This is an AF-S type lens, which has the required built-in motor to autofocus on the D5200.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Do You know if spare parts are available for Nikkor lens?
Asked by: Carey
No, sorry.
Answered by: sam
Date published: 2020-06-27

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can this lens be shipped outside U.S.A?
Asked by: Ajibola F.
Yes, this lens can be shipped outside of the US. You may calculate your actual shipping options/order totals by adding the items you want to a shopping cart. It will then list the shipping options, descriptions, ETA's and fees to your location.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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will this product be compatible with my nikon d40?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G is fully compatible with the Nikon D40, including autofocus. This lens is fully compatible with any Nikon DSLR and a select number or Nikons 35mm film SLRs.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this lens work with a Nikon D3300 camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Nikon D3300 camera.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will this lens fit my Nikon D-7500?

Will this lens fit my Nikon D-7500?
Asked by: Roy
Yes, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens is fully compatible with Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera. When you combine this lens with Nikon D7500 DSLR camera a 1.5X crop factor affects the focal length of the lens. In the end, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens has a focal length of a 75mm lens with an approximately angle of view of 32.6°.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2021-07-20
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