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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

Announced Apr 27, 2011 •
Prime lens | Nikon F (FX)

the IQ and AF speed is not the top notch in its kind and some noise on focusing (but not too bad). Be honest, it just above the average, but it surely is a nice and budget standard prime and I have it on my camera 80% of the time. In some occasions, I used it as 85mm in DX mode, it cannot match with the genuine Nikkor 85mm f1.8, but is close.

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There is so much hype surrounding this lens -- half the price of the 1.8G and sharper as well... what's not to love? My copy was bought new at a local brick and mortar and was clear from the beginning it was a dog. Soft wide open, soft stopped down. Soft handheld, soft on a tripod w/ MUP and exposure delay, etc. Was so disappointed as I really, really wanted this to be workhorse lens. Wasn't close at all to my old 1.8D. The 1.8G is clearly a better lens, so obviously something was askew with ...

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chkugler
 

This is a GREAT Lens! FROM MY BLOG : http://luke-photoblog.blogspot.de/ MORE

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No, I know that Nikon does a 50mm f/1.4 and f/1.2. But I am talking about its value for its performance. This lens lives on my camera and I shot maybe 80% of my photos with this lens. Its fast enough for sports, it can shoot decent portraits and best of all its cheap. The lens is also quite light. This lens I believe is the cheapest lens for the Nikon ASP-C frame cameras. Its focal length is around 75mm on a Nikon ASP-C camera though, so it is not a "true" 50mm. If you want that, you might ...

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Duckie
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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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