About Nikon 50mm F/1.8

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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 (507),Fast / accurate auto-focus (495),Consistent output (318),Easily interchangeable (284),Nice bokeh (239),Durable (213),Strong construction (179),Rugged (97),Easy to use (25),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 (309),Night photography (247),Weddings (175),Landscape/scenery (156),Portraits (129),General purpose (106),Sports/action (71),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 (196),Enthusiast (115),Semi-pro photographer (100),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.

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 750 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (564)

  • 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.

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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 750 customers

 
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.

 
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.

 
5.0

Great Product

By

from Oklahoma City, OK.  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Portraits at family gatherings and landscape portraits when traveling are primary uses but not limited to them. Low light photos of indoor parties are great. Focus is fast and bokeh is sufficient for my uses. Saved some serious bucks going with the f/1.8 vs the f/1,4. Save some money and buy this lens. You won't be disappointed. The only bad thing I can say in regards to this purchase is that I had ordered it to use for my Grandsons B-Day party, but the shipping took more than 3 days so I missed that opportunity, and some great photo shots.

 
5.0

I heard nothing but great things.

By

from 17074

Had great experience on chat.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Prime Lens

By

from Dallas, TX, USA

I love this lens! Takes sharp pictures and is lightweight. This is the lens I always have on my camera, you won't regret this purchase!

 
5.0

Great value!

By

from Central Ohio  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great inexpensive lens. Fast, sharp, can't afford to not have one of these in your bag.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great fast prime lens!

By

from Austin, TX, USA

I got this lens primarily to do head shots for musicians and actors and I couldn't be happier with the results I've gotten. Tack sharp detail, great depth of field for bokeh, and very vivid colors especially in the f/2 range. Light weight and very quiet auto focus round out the best qualities of this lens. If you can only afford one prime lens, this is the one to get.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome lens!

By

from Massachusetts, USA

This lens is one of my favorite lens I owe. It comes with me on all shoots and is a preferred lens when that focal length works! I use it on my D800 with amazing results. Awesome sharpness and fantastic bokeh, highly recommended lens especially for the price!

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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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