Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF

Last updated (08 January’13):
- Review by Mike

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF is a high-performance standard lens. The lens features 7 elements in 6 groups at Lens Construction with 045m/1.5ft Closest Focusing distance and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF weighs 7.9 ounces and it measures 2.5 inches in diameter, 1.7 inches long.

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF
Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Reviews

Mike reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF and writes;
“Despite its shortcomings wide open, the 50mm f/1.4D is still a very versatile lens. It provides photographers the privilege of having decent shutter speeds in low light at a very practical focal length which is neither too short nor too long. “
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Joe Masucci reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF and writes;
“If you are considering getting into digital SLR photography then buy a Nikon D80 and this lens! The f/1.8 aperture allows for some low light shooting and the bokeh is great. I don’t own this lens, but, I have borrowed it to take some shots [ with my D300] and it is excellent. A great lens to learn dSLR photography.”
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Momentcorp reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF and writes;
“One of the “cheap” Nikkor’s you`d want to own. It might be cheap, but the performance of it, is far from cheap. Sharp and crisp, would describe the lens better. Overall the performance of this lens says buy one, you won`t be disappointed.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Nikondslrs reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF and writes;
“Putting the sharpness quality into the equation, this is one of the best lenses at this price point. The build quality is also decent and any travel photographer should have fun using the lens without being bogged down with quality issues.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Kenrockwell reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF and writes;
“AF is very fast on every camera. One full turn of the AF screw focuses the lens from infinity to 6 feet (1.8m)… If you need super sharpness and a fast aperture than choose this over a zoom at the same price.”
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Photozone reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF and writes;
” At wide-open aperture it is a little soft at the image borders and the contrast level is a little on the low side. However, at medium aperture settings the resolution figures are exceptionally high and surely a benchmark to beat. Distortions are negligible and vignetting is very well controlled. The build quality of the lens is very decent and the AF performance leaves nothing to be desired.”
Rating: ★★★★★

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Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Specifications

Lens making is an art – Nikon artisans craft Nikkor optics from the finest materials, taking pride in adding their intellect and technique to bring the world’s finest lenses to life. They push the leading edge of lens making, harder and harder, in their effort to provide the “glass” that makes the world’s greatest pictures.

+ type lens design provides distance information as part of flash and ambient light exposure processes;

+ Classic normal lens provides speed and compact design;Multi-layer coating minimizes flare and ghosting;

+ Exceptionally lightweight and compact – ideal for travel photography;

+ Stops down to f/22 for excellent depth-of-field control.

The Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D is a high-performance lens with the following specifications:

* Lens Construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
* Closest Focusing: 045m/1.5ft.
* Filter Size: 52mm
* Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.7 in.
* Weight: 7.9oz.

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