Nikon AF-S 50MM F/1.8G Prime Lens
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Front Lens Cap
- Rear Lens Cap
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Of the 1954 reviewers who responded, 1936 would recommend this product.
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- Amazing lens- July 24, 2015
The reason I love this lens is for the 1.8 max aperture. I find myself shooting in dim lighting situations where I need a fast shutter speed to catch moving objects. Also, when doing portrait work I've found that I get a nice blurred background with this lens too! With this lens I can achieve a great exposure without bumping up my ISO's to a crazy level just to see the image with good light. I like the 50mm lens because it forces me to try harder to get a good crop when I'm taking the photo rather than when I get to the computer and edit! You could spend double the price to get the 1.4 max aperture but I don't think it's that necessary.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great lens for the price that should be considered- October 24, 2020
So, I love, love this lens. It’s a great buy for what it can do. I use it on my D7500, so the DX format for Nikon’s F Mount is even better because I get to use the very nice sweet spot of the glass. The DX format gives me a very nice 75mm lens for great portrait shooting. I think I need the 35mm next. LOL. Now, if you want the best, then you’ll need to fork out a bit over 2 times the cash for the 50mm f/1.4 lens. That is a much better lens for sure, but I feel this f/1.8 is a great buy for what it can do. It’s a bit lighter and it’s not weather sealed like some of the other really high end Nikon lenses that cost $1000+ to $2000+. I’m okay with that for what I get.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great for the casual user!- December 31, 2011
I use a D40 and the only available 50mm prime with AF-S was the 1.4g, which I didn't want to spend over $400.00 for, being that I don't use the camera often. Note: The D40 doesnt have a lens motor so if auto focus is needed, then the lens must be an AF-S. The 1.8g takes great all around photos with great DOF. Portrait shots especially, which I get the most compliments for. The only thing that's tricky are small, crowded areas since the lens has no zoom. Also, trying to explain to others that there isn't a zoom and how to use the auto focus. Other than that, I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants something easy to use and to take great shots all at a great price!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.