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

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

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Overview

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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Overview

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.
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.

Optics

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
47°
Horizontal Angle of View with APS-C/DX Sensor
31° 30' DX
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
50 mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Closest Focusing Distance
1.48 ft. (0.45m)
Maximum Magnification
0.15x
Macro
No

Mechanics

Focus Adjustment
AF-S
Focusing Motor
Silent Wave Motor
Manual Focusing
Yes
Construction (Elements/Groups)
7/6
Zoom System
Not Applicable
Diaphragm Blades
7
Stabilization
No

Physical Features

Colour
Black
Body Construction
Plastic
Mount Construction
Metal
Filter Attachment Type
Screw-on
Filter Size
58 mm
Maximum Diameter
71 mm
Maximum Length
53 mm
Weight
185 g

Camera Compatibility

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

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Reviewer Recommendation

99%

Of the 1954 reviewers who responded, 1936 would recommend this product.

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  • Amazing lens
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Eastsider8 - 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.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great lens for the price that should be considered
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Robert - 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.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Great for the casual user!
    Reviewed by Needler56 - 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!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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