Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

Announced Apr 27, 2011 •
Prime lens | Nikon F (FX)
Duckie
 
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I shoot manual fixed lenses all the time but always keep one light weight AF 50mm as a last resort back-up. This lens is optically less good than even my AIS 24mm F2.8. Slightly de-centred with one side never actually sharp if you really deliberately check it at 100%. Such low cost lens cannot be expected to be perfect and so I don't even bother to exchange it. Most of the time, this lens stays in the bag unused as a back-up. If u compare it with zoom lens, fixed lenses are often better. ...

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Richard Murdey
 
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This is not merely a good value. This is a great, no... a fantastic lens, period. Anyone who passes it over because it's only $200 or "only" f/1.8 - Or indeed because of any lingering memories of the older AF 50mm f/1.8D - is just leaving treasure on the table, its as simple as that. If you own a Nikon FX dSLR run - don't walk - run and get this lens. It's light and durable, matches the D600~750 series particularly well, and frankly you'd do just just as well with this version as the "special ...

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Ze88
 
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I've been using this lens for quite some time on my d7100. It gives you a nice reach for portraits, but it an awesome all-rounder. First thing to mention is that i need AF Fine tune on this to -20 (the absolute minimum). But that might be the ONLY drawback of this lens (and it is not even a big deal as d7100 saves it's AF fine tune profile). Here's a summary of the pros. INCREDIBLY SHARP!! - one of the sharpest lenses i have ever used. Cheap price Solid built - metal mount with tough plastic ...

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chkugler
 
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a great 50mm lens. i used the canon, minolta and sony 50/1.8 lenses. the nikon is the best! the sharpness is amazing pictures

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zafarella
 
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The cheapest from this series. Great bright pictures, however this is not quite good for beginners. Focus time is sometimes slow. The build and ergonomics is nice. Could be made a little bit better by more accurate focus ring. The rest is perfect. Best of value and quality.

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Footski
 
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I tested this lens at some length before buying and was very pleasantly surprised. This is a superb lens. The images are very sharp and the fast f1.8 lens makes it brilliant in low light. Considering the f1.4 version, which also has Nikon's VR on it is over 3 times the price, I cannot fault this lens. It has rapidly become my favorite lens due to its high quality images. Problems: None noticed. You must consider that when the crop factor is taken into account, it is equivalent to a 75mm lens ...

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Jim Forever
 
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this lens is biting ssssshhhhharp and an amzing performer in low light!! focusing is silent and perfect!! very light weight and complements my D600 very wel making it a perfect light weight package!! i also own the older version 50mm f/1.8 D and frankly i dont see any difference in the sharpness in fact i find the older version to be a tad sharper!!!!! but thie newer version is better as the ring dosen't rotate. but well the older version is half the price too:) buy ny of them u surely wont ...

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shaunly
 
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Mine required +8 for spot on AF on the D800. Very sharp even wide open. Bokeh is mediocre but the low price makes up for this. Great lens overall.

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I bought this lens with my D700, it has not disappointed. It's very sharp, very light and has a wide enough aperture to shoot in low light. I can't really fault this lens other than the fact that there's another Nikon 50 G series that has an f/1.4 aperture. That said, the 1.8G is faster to focus and shaper around the frame wide open. The 1.4G does NOT have VR as Footski's review states. My only problem is that I often found myself wanting a wider lens sometimes but that's not the 50 1.8G's ...

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Para mí es tan bueno que he comprado dos, tras tener el primero. Se convierte en un 75 mm F1.8 y para mis D60 que no tienen motor de enfoque, con el enfoque incorporado que llevan las lentes, es una delicia, y lo utilizo también para aproximación, con lente acromática o de doble elemento Canon 250 D de 58 mm de diámetro, y da una calidad que nada tiene que envidiar a los macros, yo creo que ten solo en laboratorios como el de esta excelente web pueden ver o detectar problemas como que todo ...

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