Last updated (13 January’13):
- Review by Lenstip
The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR features 50mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.8. The lens construction has 7 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 47 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1.48 feet. (0.45m) and has a filter size of 58mm. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR lens weighs 6.6 oz. (185g) and it measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 2.1 inches long.
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Reviews
Lenstip reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR and writes;
“The lens has its flaws – quite understandable when you consider its price tag. The image quality near the maximum relative aperture could have been a bit better.. What’s interesting, the new model corrects the distortion and vignetting on full frame a bit worse but the difference is, fortunately, small; in return you get a better autofocus and good work against bright light. “
Kenrockwell reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR and writes;
“Autofocus is fast, easy and accurate. I wish everything worked this well. Bokeh, the character of out of focus backgrounds, not simply how far out of focus they are, is great. Out-of-focus backgrounds are always soft and never distract.. I couldn’t get any ghosts or flare, even looking straight into the sun, even in the shadows.”
Ephotozine reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR and writes;
“Although this new lens is more expensive than many 50mm f/1.8 lenses, the build quality is excellent and it handles very well. Optically, it is also superb, offering outstanding quality at a reasonable, although not bargain basement price.”
Photozone reviews the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR and writes;
“The Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G is a very solid performer that delivers very good to excellent sharpness across most of the FX frame. Typical for a fast prime there is some vignetting wide open as well as bokeh fringing. CAs and distortion are moderate. The bokeh quality is not stellar, but quite good for this lens class. The build quality is good and in line with other Nikon lenses in this segment. Thanks to a silent wave drive, AF action is silent and reaonably fast (for the typical usage of such a lens)…”
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Reviews
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Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR User Manual
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Specifications
Fast, f/1.8 compact FX-format prime (fixed focal length) lens
This updated classic with a fast maximum aperture is ideal for everyday shooting, perfect in low lighting situations and great for producing images with beautiful background blur (Bokeh). The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G includes Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) for fast and precise autofocus, M/A Focus Mode Switch for seamless changes between manual and autofocus operation and an aspherical lens element for outstanding optical performance with high contrast.
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-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G 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-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G 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-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G’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.
Nikon Silent Wave Motor
A significant innovation in AF lens technology, Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor uses ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
M/A Focus Mode Switch
When fine manual focusing is needed, simply rotate the lens focus ring—M/A mode allows you to seamlessly override the AF system with virtually no time lag.
Aspherical Lens Element
Since the 1960s, aspherical lenses have been an important part of the NIKKOR lens family. Virtually eliminating coma and other types of aberration, every new addition to the lineup provides a new level of contrast, resolution and compact design.
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced lens flare.
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