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Nikon 50mm/F1.8 D AF Nikkor

by Nikon
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • Length : 3.8 cm
  • Diameter : 6.4 cm
  • Weight : 156 g
  • Type : Lens
  • Intended For : 35mm SLR
  • An affordable Nikkor that combines the ease of autofocus operation with advanced Nikon optics
  • Exceptionally lightweight and compact--ideal for travel photography
  • Stops down to f/22 for additional depth of field control
  • Multi-layer coating minimizes flare and ghosting
  • 52mm filter size

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 132 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 8 Kg
  • Item model number: JAA-013-DA
  • ASIN: B00006HA9W
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • 1 x Nikon 50mm F1.8D AF Nikkor Lens
  • Front lens cap LC-52
  • Rear lens cap LF-1
  • Accepts 52mm filter HR-2 lens hood (not included)
  • Product Description

    Lightweight and compact, the AF Nikkor 50mm lens from Nikon is very bright. Its maximum aperture of f/1.8 provides excellent light penetration for flawless images.

    Successful in the weakest lighting conditions, this lens is especially effective in creating shallow depth of field. Built around a 7-blade circular aperture, the AF Nikkor 50mm has 6 elements in 5 groups.


    Included Accessories : Dust cap, lens cap

    Compatibility Information:

    Intended For : Nikon D1, D100, D1H, D1X, D2H, D2HS, D2X, D2Xs, D70, D70s Nikon F 100, 5, 5 50th Anniversary, 55, 6, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 90, 90X Nikon FM 2, 3A Nikon Pronea 600i, S


    Diameter : 6.4 cm

    Length : 3.8 cm

    Weight : 156 g

    Lens System:

    Intended For : 35mm SLR, digital SLR

    Min Focus Range : 45 cm

    Filter Size : 52 mm

    Lens Construction : 5 group(s) / 6 element(s)

    Focal Length : 50 mm

    Lens Coating : Multicoated

    Diaphragm Blades : 7

    Max View Angle : 46 degree(s)

    Type : Lens

    Magnification : 0.15

    Lens Aperture : F/1.8

    Mounting Type : Nikon F

    Focus Adjustment : Automatic, manual

    (free converter plug included if required)

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    Customer Reviews

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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nikon f1.8 - Low Cost Class Glass 23 May 2010
    Verified Purchase
    I've paired the AF Nikkor f1.8 50mm with a Nikon D300 giving a lens of roughly 80mm focal length and the combination is superb. The auto focussing and exposure operation are faultless. The body of the lens is plastic but the mount engagement and lens retaining parts are all metal. The focal lengths and f-stops are neatly painted onto the plastic barrel; with a lot of use these are likely to wear off eventually but at the low price for this lens that's a minor niggle.

    There's a small slider switch on the body that allows fixing or releasing of the f-stop ring, its default position is f22 for automatic operation. On a modern digital its unlikely you'll find too much use for this but when operating fully manual it'll be just like an old mechanical camera, twist and shoot. The front lens element its heavily recessed in the mount so the chance of sun flare is very low without a lens hood. It comes with the superbly practical Nikon lens cap fitting into a 52mm screw mount.

    Image quality and colour rendition are faultless - even if you have a zoom lens this is a great buy for portraits and getting out and about all day long with a lightweight combo that doesn't give you shoulder ache
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars a classic "must have" 16 July 2009
    By Mr. G. Bridgeman-clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Everyone had a 50mm lens on their film cameras and everyone underestimated how useful it was and it ended up in the cupboard. With digital cameras all of a sudden the 50mm lens is back in vogue and seen to be an excellent and very useful addition at a reasonable cost to anybodies camera bag.

    I bought this lens a minth or so ago and on the downside its plastic but the advantages outweigh that. Its light, sharp and a great price. I use it for portrat work on my D3 but also on my D300 iyt becomes a great portrait lens with the equivilent focal length of 75mm. Very versitile.

    Ok I would love to have the f1.4 but at over twice the price, its not as good value for money as this little gem.
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    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Nifty Fifty! 29 Mar 2009
    In my view every Nikon DSLR owner should have either this or the f1.4 in his/her camera bag. The f1.8 is small,light and inexpensive and gives super image quality as well as the ability to shoot in low light without flash or other forms of studio or off camera lighting. It is ideal for portraits although some may consider it too sharp. It is a very sharp lens and some ladies may not like to have their little skin flaws exposed. I find a little Gaussian blur in Photoshop fixes that. A very nice lens well recommended.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars needs practice with D3000 1 Dec 2010
    First of all.. It is a very good prime lens for the price. No distortion, as sharp as a state of the art samurai katana!!!

    Aperture and metering works very well... however, while shooting with 1.8D aperture especially under fluorescent light, the posometer of the D3000 may sometimes have errors on the light intensity calculations (I guess.. ) which sometimes results in +1+2 Exp (bright) photos. That's why I (almost) always compansate it with -Exp settings.

    If you have a D40-60-3000-5000 entry level nikon... like me (D3000)... Think twice. I am really used to manual focusing with sharp aperture settings so... no problem! But If you never had to manually focus with 1.8D before... Practice first with ~100 photos... to get better and faster. If you want it to be snapshot, sorry... you need an AF-S....

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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Can't cope with all the attention 30 Sep 2011
    By A. Enoc
    Finally got the chance to write a review regarding the quality, sharpness and detail this lens produces. The past three weeks since i purchased this lens i've been really really busy trying to respond to all the "likes" and positive "comments" i've been receiving on Facebook from all my family and friends ever since i started using this brilliant lens. Nikon should at least include a warning note inside the box regarding all the attention you're going to get once you start posting your photos online. Brilliant lens, best buy you'll ever make and well worth the money especially when people start to appreciate the quality and sharpness of your shots. Buy this lens and keep all the "likes" coming!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing for the price. 25 July 2011
    By flikon
    I am extremely pleased with this lens. As a keen amateur who has been using older lenses inherited from a non digital SLR on my D40 and D90, this lens has shown its quality. Tack / pin sharp portraits and beautiful low light shots. Nice to have the depth of field in a 'fast' lens. I am very happy with the whole purchase / price and delivery. A good experience.
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