Nikon AF-S 50MM F/1.8G Prime Lens

Model Number: AF-S NIKKOR 50MM F/1
Web Code: 10171256


Snap gorgeous shots with the Nikon NIKKOR AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens. It's perfect for everyday shooting whether you're in low light places or want to create cool images with beautiful bokeh. This prime lens includes Silent Wave Motor technology, M/A Focus Mode Switch, and an aspherical lens element that will help you get the very best shots every time.
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Ideal for Nikon lovers
  • This lens is designed to work with Nikon FX-format cameras, so if you've got one of those you're all set.
  • Whether you're shooting random shots around the city, capturing the setting sun on the beach, or practicing with bokeh, you'll love using this lightweight and compact lens.
Stay focused
  • The Silent Wave Motor gives you fast and precise autofocus, so when your kid scores the winning goal you'll be able to capture the moment with clear detail.
  • Sometimes you'll want to take a more hands-on approach to focus. The lens's M/A Focus Mode Switch lets you seamlessly change between manual and autofocus.
Imagery you'll be proud of
  • Enjoy top-notch optical performance with high contrast, thanks to the aspherical lens element.
  • Let your creative instincts run wild by exploring different photographic techniques thanks to the minimum focusing distance of 1.48ft and the amazing depth of field control.
  • The lens provides 7 elements in 6 groups with 1 aspherical lens element to reduce instances of coma and aberration, even if you're shooting wide open.
  • Create more circular bokeh and establish a more natural appearance with the rounded diaphragm opening combined with the 7-blade aperture.
  • Don't like lens flare and chromatic aberration? Of course you don't. This lens helps reduce those effects with Nikon's exclusive Super Integrated Coatings, which also help ensure vividly accurate colour balance.


Lens Type
Standard Prime
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
75 mm
Horizontal Angle of View with 35 mm Sensor
Horizontal Angle of View with APS-C/DX Sensor
31° 30' DX
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
50 mm
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Magnification


Focus Adjustment
Focusing Motor
Silent Wave Motor
Manual Focusing
Construction (Elements/Groups)
Zoom System
Not Applicable
Diaphragm Blades

Physical Features

Body Construction
Mount Construction
Filter Attachment Type
Not Applicable
Maximum Diameter
71 mm
Maximum Length
53 mm
185 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Hood
  • Case
  • Manual

  • Great camera for beginners!
    by Trey

    on December 6, 2019

    I love shooting landscape and other outdoor shots as well as family group shots. This lens fits the bill perfectly. The images are sharp and it focuses quickly and effortlessly. I also like its light weight and length.

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  • Everybody needs a nifty fifty
    by Becki

    on December 6, 2019

    Hard to post a bad review about Nikon. Really happy with this lens. Perfect for walking around town:

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  • Perfect!!
    by Bruce

    on December 2, 2019

    Well made, fits perfectly, exactly what I was expecting!!!

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