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NikonAF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)
  • Consistent output (3)
  • Nice bokeh (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Low light (5)
  • Weddings (5)
  • Night photography (4)
  • Video (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

Must have lens

By Jerardo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

Got this to take more portraits of my nieces and random people still trying to get used to it I was normally using zoom lenses this is my first fixed lens but so far so good

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is stellar.

By Joey

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

I've been using this lens around a year now and it has impressed me each time I put it on my camera. I use a crop-sensor DSLR so sometimes it gets a bit tight in certain situations, but when shooting portraits its performance is unmatched. The fast f/1.8 aperture allows for really creamy bokeh and a shallow depth of field that really separates the subject from the background. Not to mention it has great low-light performance as well. This lens is really superb for the price and the special edition aesthetic upgrade is really worth the little extra money.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredibly sharp & well-designed

By wtaylorwoods

from California

Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

This lens is a significant upgrade from the 1.8D and well worth the price. While the Special Edition lens is essentially an aesthetic upgrade over the 1.8G, I do love how it feels in my hands, how it looks, and overall it feels like a sturdier lens than the 1.8G (that's worth the additional cost to me). Even wide open this lens is incredibly sharp. I took it through a series of tests, and it exceeded my expectations, especially between f2.8-11.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Lens Investment

By Dan

from Dallas

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Night Photography
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

    This is the one of the best Nikon products that I have purchased. This is my current favorite lens to use. I purchased this lens a year ago, and have taken over 4000 pictures with this lens, and am quite pleased with the results. I have used this in weddings, and senior proms, and the results were fantastic. I have also used this in theme parks, and as a general walk around lens, in a street photography style and have shot some amazing photos.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Special Edition Lens

    By Steve S.

    from New Rochelle, N.Y.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

      I'm using this 50mm f/1.8 as a lighter weight alternative to my 17-55mm f/2.8. The 50mm is fairly sharp and fast at f/1.8. For the price, I think you will be happy with this lens. Should work seamlessly with all Nikon autofocus bodies and in manual focus mode on older Nikon film cameras.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice look

      By BoDonald

      from Chicago IL.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

        Event photography, portraits with DX format camera. The lens looks pretty good on you camera if you just have money to spend.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bokehlicious!

        By Jaypee

        from San Tan Valley, AZ

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

          I bought this mainly to take great pictures of my kids. It is spectacular. This is my first 50mm 1.8g. I'm a newbie photographer. After reading a lot of review and watching videos about whether one should be getting a 50mm or not. I love this lens. not only It has a reasonable price it is also awesome. hope to learn more and trying more lenses.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love the 50mm

          By Anastasia

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

          Great lens

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice!

          By Camguy

          from Hellam, PA

          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
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens:

            It is as represented.. Good optics and good ergonomics overall. It's so light which is the best part. It's the same lens as the "AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G".

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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