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Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D prime lens with manual aperture control
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- Lens not zoomable
- Focal Length : 50 mm, Minimum Focus Distance - 1.5 ft.( 0.45 m)
- High-speed normal lens
- Great for travel and for shooting full-length portraits in available light
- Distortion-free images with superb resolution and color rendition
- Provides high-contrast images even at maximum aperture
- Format Compatibility: Nikon FX/35mm Film and Nikon DX
- he AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D is fast enough for shooting in most lighting situations without a flash—from dusk and dawn to dim indoor lighting
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|Aperture Control Design||Includes aperture ring|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HR-2|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera|
|Item Dimensions||1.54 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches|
|Item Display Weight||150 grams|
|Item Weight||0.34 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.45 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||50 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||6|
|Number of Groups||5|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||46 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.7 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (FX)|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Screw drive from camera||Micro-type ultrasonic||Screw drive from camera|
|Item Dimensions||2.5 x 2.5 x 1.54 in||2.76 x 2.09 x 2.76 in||2.91 x 2.13 x 2.91 in||2.56 x 1.69 x 2.56 in||2.8 x 3.27 x 2.8 in||2.91 x 4.61 x 2.91 in|
|Item Weight||5.47 ounces||7.05 ounces||0.64 lb||0.51 lb||0.66 lb||0.94 lb|
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|Maximum Focal Length||50 millimeters||35 millimeters||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||200 millimeters||300 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 millimeters||35 millimeters||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||55 millimeters||70 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||52 millimeters||58 millimeters||52 millimeters||55 millimeters||62 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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Top Customer Reviews
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).