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Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- Lens not zoomable
- Focal Length : 50 mm, Minimum Focus Distance - 1.5 ft.( 0.45 m)
- FX in DX Crop Mode 35mm Film
- Note: Autofocus is not supported by D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, and D5600 cameras—lens may be used with manual focus only. Be sure to check your camera's lens-compatibility information before selecting a new lens
- High-speed normal lens. Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.15x
- Great for travel and for shooting full-length portraits in available light
- Distortion-free images with superb resolution and color rendition
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From the manufacturer
Your DSLR’s Best Friend
A must-have for standard portraits and everyday use, the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D is a lens that will absolutely surprise you. The 50mm focal length (75mm equivalent on DX format cameras) with a fast f/1.8 aperture allows you to capture stunning images with a shallow depth-of-field, letting your subjects stand out from their backgrounds. The AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D may soon become your new favorite lens.
Brilliance In Any Light Get Astonishing Low Light Results
This lightweight standard lens is a great travel companion because you never know when a beautiful, sunny day will turn cloudy and rainy. With its fast f/1.8 aperture, the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D will capture even low-light situations with stunning brilliance.
Beautiful Background Blur Achieve More Natural Depth Of Field
Whether you're shooting portraits, food or nature—indoors or outdoors—the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D renders a beautiful, natural background blur (Bokeh) at its wider aperture settings. And its 50mm focal length is perfect for creating natural perspective in your photographs.
Capture Every Detail Shoot Tack-Sharp Portraits Every Time
Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare, while the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D's Aspherical Lens Element (AS) virtually eliminates coma and other types of aberrations, even when shooting at the widest available aperture. Pair that with Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast, accurate and quiet autofocus, and you can be sure all of your portraits will be tack sharp.
Silent Wave Motor
AF NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM). This technology converts 'traveling waves' into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that's extremely accurate and super quiet.
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (DX)|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera||Ring-type ultrasonic||Micro-type ultrasonic||Screw drive from camera||Ultrasonic||Ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||2.5 x 2.5 x 1.54 in||2.76 x 2.09 x 2.76 in||2.8 x 3.27 x 2.8 in||2.56 x 1.69 x 2.56 in||3.15 x 2.87 x 3.15 in||2.72 x 2.56 x 2.72 in|
|Item Weight||5.47 ounces||7.05 ounces||0.66 lb||0.51 lb||0.77 lb||0.52 lb|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||standard-prime||Zoom lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 millimeters||35 millimeters||200 millimeters||50 millimeters||85 millimeters||40 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 millimeters||35 millimeters||55 millimeters||50 millimeters||85 millimeters||40 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||52 millimeters||55 millimeters||52 millimeters||67 millimeters||52 millimeters|
Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras.What's in the box: Nikon Normal AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Autofocus Lens, 52mm Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap (slip-on) and 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension).
From the Manufacturer
This compact and fast, f/1.8 lens is versatile and perfect for travel and portrait pictures as well as general photography.
- D-type lens design provides distance information as part of flash and ambient light exposure processes
- Multi-layer coating minimizes flare and ghosting
- Exceptionally lightweight and compact
- Ideal for travel photography
- Classic normal lens provides speed and compact design
- Stops down to f/22 for excellent depth-of-field control
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As for the 1.8 vs the 1.4, I'm not really sold on the 1.4 for what I do. I do pretty much exclusively portraits taken from a distance relatively close to my subjects, and if I'm shooting in 1.4, there's always a good chance that I will get a shot with the nose in focus and the eyes slightly out of focus. I rarely even risk it. For some situations it would be fine, though. For the extra $300 or so, I don't know that the 1.4 would be worth it.
About the 2 photos attached: both are shot with this lens; the photo of the baby is with my d810 (inside, natural lighting @ f/8), the one of the young lady is with my d7000 (outside, natural diffused lighting, @ f/2.8).
Getting the focus can be tricky by just looking through the viewfinder so I recommend zooming up on the target while you focus and then zooming back to normal once you've found the sweet spot. Absolutely wonderful lens!
I bought this lens because I decided that, despite having the focal length covered by at least three zoom lenses that I owned, that none of them was as sharp as a prime lens. I was photographing the New York skyline (an expensive trip, three days in a hotel in Jersey City) and using a few different zooms (primarily a 24-120mm--I wouldn't buy that lens again, it's not as sharp as it should be, though a nice range) and none of the images was as sharp as I wanted. I was using a self timer (I now use a remote wireless trigger) and a heavy tripod but at 2 seconds, I still wasn't happy with the results. When I returned home I ordered this lens on a whim and a few weeks later shot the skyline again--wow, what a difference.
For $104 you can't get a better lens. Yes, you can buy the f/1.4 for three times as much, but do you really need to spend an extra $200 to get a fraction of a stop? That's nuts. I ended up loaning this lens to a friend who liked it so much that I gave it to him and bought another. Zoom lenses are the norm today, but having a few good prime lenses in your bag is worth it. (The other one I would highly recommend is the 105mm Micro Nikkor--perhaps the sharpest Nikkor lens ever).