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Nikon Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.8D

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF 50 mm f/1.8D
Lens style Normal
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Angle of view 46 o
Closest focusing distance 0.45 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.8
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 6 elements / 5 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 63.5 x 39 mm
Weight 155 g
Additional information Marketed 2002
Average rating (23 owners reviews)
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4.36 Good
Owners reviews (23)
  1. Ray Vonn
    Ray Vonn 19 August 2017, 09:07
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    IP 122.106.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $90
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: An apparent lack of resistance to sun flare. You\'ll need to provide for this when composing.

    Pros: Sharp, very sharp. Organic film like rendering, never any of that \'modern\' plastic like rendering. Value cannot be bettered.

    Summary: You have to get this as your first 50 on a Nikon. After using it, I reckon you\'ll have a hard time justifying purchasing a more expensive 50. It seems silly spending more on a F1.2 or AI-S F1.4 when they don\'t perform until F2 anyway and this lens performs fine at that level. Get this instead.

  2. Gabe M
    Gabe M 16 July 2015, 22:02
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    IP 71.232.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $70
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Manual focusing is not very smooth. Image lacks a little sharpness and contrast wide open. "Plasticky" build quality.

    Pros: Very sharp especially when stopped down. Very lightweight and fits virtually anywhere.

    Summary: Excellent performance at such a low price; it's a steal!

  3. pete
    pete 13 August 2013, 14:36
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    IP 62.153.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 120
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None found so far for the lens itself, the housing could be a bit "less plastic"

    Pros: Very good value for the money, great for portrait. Sharpness of pics is unbeaten!

    Summary: Don't wanna miss it - and don't restrict myself to portrait, works well outdoor, and for "party photography" as well

  4. greensturm
    greensturm 28 April 2013, 18:17
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    IP 95.176.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: cca 150 &#
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Too small. doesn't fit in the hand.

    Pros: almost as sharp as F1,4, but with less geometrical distortion. Considering that it costs twice less, it's a perfect choice and there are no lens that could bring pro quality for this price.

    Summary: It's a reference point for me.

  5. Ratikanta
    Ratikanta 6 February 2013, 07:45
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    IP 202.54.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: Indian Rs.
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: If u consider the price ,then None.

    Pros: Fast,Cheap n Quick Focus.

    Summary: Very Good Lens at a very low Price. I use it for portrait n Street Photography. Thankx

  6. Tor
    Tor 12 May 2012, 12:28
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    IP 84.49.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 890 dkr
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None really.

    Pros: Very sharp, very fast, very small & light weight.

    Summary: A lot of value for the money here. A slightly more bluish tone than the Nikon 50/1.4D, but just as sharp, and a bit lighter due to more plastic/less metal and less glass. Needs a built-in camera focus-motor to autofocus.

  7. verdict
    verdict 17 March 2012, 08:03
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    IP 89.166.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 100€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: 50mm @ DX Nikkor. It's too long for multipurpose. Soft when wide open (1.8). f2.2 is somehow usable Needs screwdriver for body (d90 or better)

    Pros: Razor sharp in crop sensor (DX) Build quality

    Summary: Cheap piece of great photograph utility

  8. Gianfranco
    Gianfranco 26 December 2011, 11:37
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    IP 2.39.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 110€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Soft at maximum aperture, subject to a lot of flare + diaphragm mirror effect

    Pros: Very cheap, very sharp at all apertures except f1.8, small.

    Summary: A very inexpensive lens of good quality, but soft at maximum aperture and very prone to internal reflexes, a nightmare for street use at night! Used on DX is too long to be the "normal" lens. Good for the price, but the new 1.8G is better!

  9. Simanta
    Simanta 16 December 2011, 07:17
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    IP 117.198.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $108(us)
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: none

    Pros: excellent sharpness & color rendition. a great portrait lens. great bokeh. its a bat.

    Summary: Using it on a Nikon D7000 body. you'll not realize what you having been missing until you get one. grab one today and I bet you'll never regret your decision till you breath your last.

  10. Propagandalf
    Propagandalf 18 November 2011, 13:29
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    IP 62.225.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 99€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: cheap Plastic lens

    Pros: very sharp pictures, nice colors, wide range of apertures, nice and small.

    Summary: It is a great lens that fits in your pocket with a wonderful image quality. It has a nice focal length on DX, although I don't like it on FX

  11. Bambino.Kor
    Bambino.Kor 2 September 2011, 08:10
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    IP 121.183.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 80,000Won
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: 가격대비 최고의 성능을 내는 렌즈 입니다. 보케가 8각 보케가 나와서 좀 더 매력적으로 느껴집니다. 색감도 D3s에는 괜찮은 색감을 뽑아냅니다.

    Pros: 좋습니다!!

    Summary: 최고최고!

  12. Topslice
    Topslice 8 April 2011, 01:09
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    IP 94.192.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: £95
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Feels a bit and only a bit plasticy

    Pros: Briliantly sharp, light in weight, fast focus, fast lens, price, metal mount,

    Summary: So light in weight you can have it with you all the time as a secret weapon in difficult circumstances. Great to catch fast moving grand children in difficut light. Good portrait lense keeps down the big nose effect and gives nicely blurred background, the build qualidty is a nice ballance of robust metal mount where it counts but light but tough body

  13. sushi
    sushi 3 April 2011, 11:21
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    IP 82.120.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 125 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: noisy focus

    Pros: good image quality

    Summary: very good lens for this price

  14. Martin
    Martin 5 March 2011, 04:38
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    IP 121.222.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 170
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Um... That it's not an f1.2??

    Pros: Bulletproof performer. Price.

    Summary: This is a must have in every Nikon bag - novice to pro.

  15. siddharth .R.Malur
    siddharth .R.Malur 29 November 2010, 20:49
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    IP 115.118.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price:
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: the bokeh seems to be a lot...

    Pros: dont know y but love the lens

    Summary: i dont know maybe i am jst a teenager in love...

  16. cagey
    cagey 14 September 2010, 22:11
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    IP 78.137.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: €95
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not many to be honest. yes it's a bit plasticky and light, but what do you expect for the cheapest prime money can buy?

    Pros: Sharp. reliable. No-fuss lens. Fast focusing.

    Summary: A must have for any nikon user. you won't get sharper results until you hit the €1000+ range of fast lenses. Brilliant for portraits. I don't know why some say it's only sharp beyond f/4?? I've had fantastic results right through the range. You just have to have your settings right. Though like most lenses you'll find it best around f/8 for outdoor use.

  17. Joan
    Joan 4 August 2010, 12:35
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    IP 82.136.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 99 euro's
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not to sharp @f/1.8, cheap looking and feeling.

    Pros: Very good image quality from f/4, cheap wide aparture lens

    Summary: Today I'd choose 35mm 1.8, but it wasn't made yet when I bought this lens

  18. Eagleye
    Eagleye 2 May 2010, 07:45
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    IP 170.140.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $120
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not the best built lens out there.

    Pros: Very sharp, fast.

    Summary: Probably the best prime lens for the money, you won't be disappointed.

  19. S_Hunter
    S_Hunter 26 April 2010, 04:38
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    IP 113.161.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 90 USD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Manual focusing can be better

    Pros: Fast, Sharp

    Summary: I use it on D70 and D300, so it 75 mm in real and very usefull for portret.

  20. Topalov
    Topalov 5 December 2009, 02:27
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    IP 79.70.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: £88
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: None

    Pros: Bitingly sharp, super value, lightweight, quite useful focal length.

    Summary: Highly recommended

  21. Foo
    Foo 28 October 2009, 20:36
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    IP 210.19.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: USD 100
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Plastic build. Busy bokeh rendition compared to other 50s.

    Pros: Very affordable. Small and light.

    Summary: There is no reason not to buy this lens if bugdet is a priority. But there are other 50s are superior in terms of sharpness, bokeh, build and AF.

  22. marcinek
    marcinek 23 June 2009, 04:17
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    IP 217.153.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $140
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Plastic feeling. It is just a feeling, no real problems occured as per of its build quality. A bit useless angle of view on DX, but it is a matter of personal preferences.

    Pros: Small, light. It has metal mount. Except of plastic feeling it is a good quality lens - I use id for 2 years and nothing has hapend to it. Amazingly sharp. It has a depth of field scale.

    Summary: It is best used as short portrait lens. For other purposes it might be too long. This is one of the lenses I allways carry with me.

  23. Keith
    Keith 6 May 2009, 07:48
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    IP 148.81.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 150 USD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Too much plastic, small focusing ring.

    Pros: Sharp!!!

    Summary: Good lens for low price.