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Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens - Grey Market

Nikon

About Nikon 50mm F/1.8

This compact and fast, f/1.8 lens is versatile and perfect for travel and portrait pictures as well as general photography.

Note: AF not supported by D40 and D60, D3100, D3000, D3100, D5000 cameras

The Nikon 50mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Art, Fun, General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portrait, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 50mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 50mm F/1.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 50mm F/1.8: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Easy to clean, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Simple controls and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (508),Fast / accurate auto-focus (496),Consistent output (319),Easily interchangeable (284),Nice bokeh (239),Durable (213),Strong construction (179),Rugged (97),Easy to use (26),Easily mounted (23),Clear glass (22),Reliable (18) Simple controls (16),Sharp (11),Easy to clean (9),Fast (9),Good in low light (9),Inexpensive (5),Good price / value (4),Compact (3),Price (3),Sharp images (3),Small (3),Great price (3),Very sharp (3) View All
Cons:
Weak casing (37),Slow focus (21),Tough to attach (20),Blurry focus (8),Difficult to clean (4)
Best Uses:
Low light (310),Night photography (248),Weddings (176),Landscape/scenery (157),Portraits (129),General purpose (106),Sports/action (72),Macro photography (55),Wildlife photos (46),Travel (39),Video (27),Landscape photography (27) Everyday (25),Fun (18),Photojournalism (17),Special effects (17),Portrait (14),Home (14),Art (11),Studio (10),Documentary (9),Back-up (6),Wildlife (5),Indoors (3),Street photography (3),Upgrade (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (197),Enthusiast (115),Semi-pro photographer (101),Casual photographer (63),Semi-professional (37),Pro photographer (23),Photography student (16),Professional (15),Casual user (6),Beginner (6)

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Features

  • D-type lens design provides distance information as part of flash and ambient light exposure processes.
  • An affordable Nikkor that combines the ease of autofocus operation with advanced Nikon optics.
  • Ideal for scenery or full-length portraits.
  • Weighs only 5.1 ounces.
  • Stops down to f/22 for additional depth of field control.

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Specifications

Construction
5 Groups/ 6 Elements
Angle of view
FX Format 46° / DX Format 31°
Compatible Format(s)
FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film

Note: AF not supported by D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100 & D5000 cameras
F stop range
1.8-22
Closest Focusing Distance
1.5'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.15x
Filter Size
52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
1.1 x 2.5"
Weight
5.1 oz.
Mfr #
2137 G
SKU
NK5018AFD

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 760 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (572)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (171)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best lens ever

This is the best lens ever. I use it for everything and have had the most amazing results. So sharp. Takes the most beautiful shots of eyes and sleeping babies. Love it and recommend it to everyone.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Bad for the price

The price you pay for this lens it's worth it. But the quality is not the best. It's all made with plastic and doesn't feel too strong. But once again, it's very inexpensive compared to other brands. So, if you don't have a large budget, and need a fast lens, this is the best option.

Reviewed by 760 customers

 
5.0

Filled a hole in my line up

By

from san angelo, texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Needed a good fast 50mm to fill a hole in my line up. Very pleased. Purchased as "used" with an E rating. When I opened it I could find no evidence of previous usage. It works great and I'll enjoy using this lens. Very light weight and photos are crisp and sharp.

 
5.0

50mm 1.8d

By

from New Jersey  -  Photo Enthusiast

My D7000 work with the 50 1.8d perfectly and it auto focus cause the camera as the built in motor. Sharp pictures. Always great to buy from Adorama specially on super sale items. I have no regret purchasing this lens for about 90 dollars. Thanks again Adorama. Alex

 
5.0

Cheap fast prime lens, manual focus

By

from Harrison, Me

This lens is a steal for the money . I use it with my Nikon D3200 it only works in manual focus but it's F/1.8 aperture is great for low light conditions. I have used this lens to photograph stars, landscapes and people, a nice prime lens takes better pics than the kit lens that comes with the camera.

 
5.0

Wonderful prime lens

By

from Citrus County, FL, USA

I love this lens. I use it on my d7100 and the results have been excellent. It is great in low light, very sharp, focuses quickly, and gives great crispness and color fidelity. At the price, this may be the best bargain in camera lenses, period. I highly recommend this lens for any camera with a focus motor in the camera (7000 series or higher).

 
5.0

Great Product

By

from Brunswick, GA, USA

I feel as though this lens is fast and crisp. I use it for wildlife and portraits. very versatile for aprime lens!

 
5.0

Great lightweight lens!!

By

from Melbourne, FL  -  Professional

I love bringing this lens on a second body. It is very lightweight, sharp, quiet and of course, has beautiful bokeh.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Go-To Glass

By

from Columbia, SC, USA

I love this lens. Watched Youtube videos where some reviews made critical comments about it being plastic instead of metal. That means nothing to me. This was my first lens, and it is miles beyond the kit lenses. This lens will immediately increase your confidence in what you can do with your camera. You will become very familiar with the word "bokeh" as you use this lens.

 
4.0

wouldn't autofocus at first.

By

from McKinney, TX

Just got the lens today and right out of the box I couldn't get it to autofocus on my Nikon D7000. This lens seemed to be a very tight fit when I twisted it onto the camera body. I could manually focus the lens, but couldn't get it to autofocus. After several minutes trying different things I by accident discovered that the lens release button had not popped out after twisting the lens on. I slightly backed the lens off till the button popped out. Problem solved! The lens will now autofocus. Now to see what kind of pictures I can take with this little jewel.

 
5.0

loving the nifty 50..

By

from Bronx, N.Y.  -  Semi-Professional

I'm using it with my D 7000 which makes it a very nice portrait lens.. it's light weight, a lot of plastic but doesn't feel cheap. Can get in close for the tight shots. A fast focus and image quality is great.. Things that aren't so great.....Haven't found any yet..

 
5.0

Perfect Portraits

By

from Raleigh  -  Photography Student

Received this lens in perfect condition! I absolutely love it and have used it for portrait photography. It has very sharp facial focus with beautiful background blur at f4, which is what I mostly use.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
BRETT W  It is good and cheap. I was making the jump up to Full frame and this is a quick budget-friendly addition.
Shopper  Will this work with D40?
KRISTEN M  It will work with manual focus. The auto focus will not work.
Shopper  Is this lens compatible with D40?
JOHN B  No. The auto-focus would not work on your camera. Look for lenses that are AF-S.
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