Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens - Refurbished by U.S.A


About Nikon 50mm F/1.8

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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.

The Nikon 50mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Low light, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Nikon 50mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, 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: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight and Nice bokeh

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (516),Fast / accurate auto-focus (502),Consistent output (323),Easily interchangeable (290),Nice bokeh (248),Durable (213),Strong construction (180),Rugged (98),Easy to use (24),Easily mounted (23),Clear glass (22),Reliable (17) 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
Weak casing (38),Slow focus (22),Tough to attach (20),Blurry focus (8),Difficult to clean (4)
Best Uses:
Low light (318),Night photography (251),Weddings (182),Landscape/scenery (158),Portraits (128),General purpose (106),Sports/action (73),Macro photography (57),Wildlife photos (47),Travel (38),Video (28),Landscape photography (27) Everyday (24),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 (200),Enthusiast (115),Semi-pro photographer (104),Casual photographer (63),Semi-professional (37),Pro photographer (24),Photography student (17),Professional (14),Casual user (6),Beginner (6)

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Features

  • 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/1.8aperture, 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
  • SWM Quiet Autofocus 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 Quick Switching from AF to MF 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.
  • AS Effective Aberration Correction 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.
  • SIC Reduce Lens Flare and Ghosting Nikon's Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced lens flare.

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Specifications

Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
F stop range
1.8 - 16
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
FX Format 47° / DX Format 31°
Compatible Format(s)
FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
6 Groups / 7 Elements
Diaphragm Blades
Aspherical Lens Element
1 Element
Super Integrated Coating
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Focus Mode
Closest Focusing Distance
1.48 ft./ 0.45 m
Filter Size
Dimensions Diameter x Length)
(Approx.) 2.8x 2.1 in. / 72.1 x 52.4 mm
(Approx.) 6.6 oz / 185g

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Favorite Lens!

I comtemplated getting this lens (upgrading my 50 1.8d to this 50 1.8g) for a while and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner! I love this lens, it's my go-to lens for almost everything I shoot. The bokeh is great, sharp focus, and it performs very well in low light. I would reccomend this to any photographer!

Reviewed by 759 customers


wouldn't autofocus at first.


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.


loving the nifty 50..


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..


Perfect Portraits


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.


Great Product


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.


I heard nothing but great things.


from 17074

Had great experience on chat.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Prime Lens


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!


Great value!


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)


Great fast prime lens!


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)


Awesome lens!


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!


Great lens for the price


from San Jose, CA, USA

Been using this lens for about 8 years now. I personally didn't really like the 50mm range on the DX, but loved it on my FX. I really like the color this lens brings out, and the bokeh it produces. The only thing I find a bit annoying about this lens is the noise of the focusing when set to AF.


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Kathy B  Would this lens fit my D5000?
CHARLES L  Yes, It works on the D5000. I use it on my D5100. Just be aware, it is more of a portrait lens on an cropped sensor like ours. It is the equivalent of a 75MM and is very "zoomed in". It is great for head-shots. But if you want the someones entire body in the picture, you have to back way up. Which is not always possible indoors. I use my 35mm 1.8 about 90% of the time and only use this one about 10% of the time. If you are looking for great head-shot portraits, this one if perfect. But if you are using it for more all-around shooting, and you don't have the 35mm 1.8, I would recommend you get that one first. It is about the same cost and also does great portraits. The 35mm is the equivalent of a 50mm on an APS-C sensor like the 5000 series. They are both great lenses for the price!
Shopper  Does it come is original packaging/box?
CHARLES W  No it did not come in it's original box but was well packaged. Appearance and performance have been perfect!
Paul L  Why is the 50mm f1.8 af-s refurbished lens more expensive than the 50mm f1.8 af-s new lens?
JOHN L  mfr rebates
Paul L  Hi John I called Adorama and was told their refurbished lens cost was more because of the shortage of new lenses and the wait to get one. So if you want one right away you have to go with a refurbished lens and pay a little more. Thanks for your reply.
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