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

  • Model #: 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.

What's in the Box?

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


  • Parts - 5 Year(s)
  • Labour - 5 Year(s)



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  • from Kentville, NS

annoyed with best buy

Best buy your service is really bad, you have nothing in stock in store, or online ... I have have been waiting since christmas for a Nikon camera that is never in stock... now that I have purchased my camera some where else now the lenses I want are constantly out of stock in store and online :S If your mission is to make your customers shop some where else - Good Job!!! Your succeeding there!! You just lost my sale on a DSLR that was purchased else where, and now your going to lose my sale for lenses..... BEST BUY... Always out of stock the only place you can shop on line and in store and not spend a dime .

  • from Halifax, NS

Very bad

This item has been on sale since Christmas but fact that it is not available in any of the stores in canada. I tried to look for an availability in Halifax, Toronto, Gulphe, Dartmouth, Alberta, Edmonton. It is neither available in the stores in any of the cities nor online in canada. If Best Buy doesn't have stock of the item, they should not put on sale.

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Nice Lens

This 50mm f1.8 did not disappoint! I am new to the DSLR world, and upon reading about which lenses I should invest in, I decided I needed one of these. It's relatively inexpensive compared to others, and the results are beautiful! I am very happy with my purchase.

  • from Kingston, ON

Great 50mm prime lens

Great product. I'm really happy with this purchase.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Excellent purchase

This is an excellent lens although I have not used it much since I got this but initial impression is just awesome. A great lens for indoor photography at low light

  • from Montréal, QC

great !

I got this lens with boxing day price, it works perfectly. But the automatic focus sometimes does not work good.

  • from Toronto, ON

There's a reason why they call it the "Nifty Fifty"

This is an incredibly useful tool for the portrait photographer. Whether you're learning to shoot candids, street or portrait shots - you'll get amazing results with this 50mm prime lens. As soon as I bought this and realized I wanted to shoot portraits I immediately sold my 18-55mm kit lens. What you lack in zoom capability you more than make up for with unmatched crispness and clarity. Every lens has a "sweet spot" where it's the sharpest... And it's different on every SINGLE lens. A prime lens doesn't suffer from this problem, as it is specifically designed for shooting ONLY at a 50mm focal length. This means your lens is going to be providing consistent performance - which is what you want when shooting portraits. The 1.8 aperture is HUGE - it gives you the ability to effortlessly isolate your subject with beautiful bokeh and blown out backgrounds. It also lets you shoot at lower ISO's, reducing image noise and increasing contrast. I did not buy my particular lens at Best Buy, but I do shop here frequently and wanted to let any aspiring or professional photographer know that if you have not yet added a 50mm lens to your kit you are missing out. Buy this.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Stock was made unavailable two days prior to effective date..

Boxing Day flyer stated that this was an online only deal and two days prior to the effective date they removed all available stock. They did this to pull interest to their website. I had several other items I was going to purchase today from Best Buy but I will be price matching them elsewhere today and in the future.

  • from London, ON


Great lens. Pictures are nice. Simply love it.

  • from Brandon, MB

works great

Works as it supposed to. Attached to my D5200. No complaints. Nice bokeh. Fast lens, clear. To get the most sharpness close the aperture 2 stops down. Overall I'm very satisfied so far (got it 2 weeks ago). Good upgrade for the money.

  • from Calgary, AB

Love it!!

Totally worth it. I absolutely love this lens for portraits. Quiet motor, beautiful colors. Amazing bokeh.

  • from Prince George, BC

50mm Nikon

FANTASTIC lens. Got on sale as well, A must. if your shooting full frame really really clear low light, better than the canon.

  • from Toronto, ON


It really is a great piece of glass. It opens up lots of possibilities. Awesome lens!

  • from Scarborough, ON

Great Lens

The lens is really great. Easy to use. The Colors look cleaner, the images look sharp.

  • from Vancouver, BC


A very good portrait lens on DX cameras. A very good walk around lens on FX cameras. I used this lens on both type bodies, and I highly recommend it.

  • from Gatineau, QC

50mm 1.8G

Good lens for every day use, citywalk, portrait etc. bokeh is great, on a crop sensor camera this 50mm becomes a 75mm. Fast and easy to use.

  • from Toronto, ON

Love it!!!

Just bought this lens for my D3200... it produces beautiful pictures and it is do easy to maneuver... A definitely must for any Nikon... Love it!!

  • from Windsor, ON


I got it for my 3200 Camera, it is amazing !

  • from Calgary, AB

Amazing Lens for the price

Lenses produce nicer bokeh (how the lens renders out of focus areas) than most zooms, and with the f1.8 aperture you can make some really nice bokeh. Bright lights, off in the background, twinkle with this little lens! Love it...

  • from Etobicoke


Best lens for 1st time buyers. . the quality of the picture has amazed me alot.. money well invested.

  • from Vancouver, BC

The best lens for this price!

This lens is amazing (considering its price of course)! Photos are sharp and its bokeh is fantastic... .

  • from Brampton , ON

Good lens

I purchased this lens for doing portrait photos and it didn't disappoint. Pictures are clear and the wide aperture allows for some creative lighting. My only complaint is that it didn't fit on my D90 very well at first. Some rough edges on the ring needed to be smoothed out.

  • from Toronto, ON

Must-have Prime Lens!

For this price, this is a must-have prime for any DX/FX shooter. Very sharp and wide aperture make give it great flexibility!

  • from Toronto

Great Prime Lens

This lens takes beautiful, sharp photos with a great bokeh. Perfect for portraits. Overall, high quality at an affordable price point.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Perfect Lens

This is a great Lens for Portraits. Love it!! Sharp and fast

  • from Windsor, ON

Awesome Lens

It is a great portrait lens. The price is right for such a nice lens. It is a must have in your camera bag. The bokeh its make is awesome which can not be created with other lens.

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