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

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About Nikon 50mm F/1.8

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:
Pros:
Lightweight (519),Fast / accurate auto-focus (503),Consistent output (324),Easily interchangeable (290),Nice bokeh (248),Durable (215),Strong construction (180),Rugged (98),Easy to use (27),Easily mounted (23),Clear glass (22),Reliable (19) 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 (38),Slow focus (22),Tough to attach (20),Blurry focus (8),Difficult to clean (4)
Best Uses:
Low light (319),Night photography (252),Weddings (183),Landscape/scenery (159),Portraits (129),General purpose (106),Sports/action (74),Macro photography (57),Wildlife photos (47),Travel (40),Video (28),Landscape photography (27) Everyday (26),Fun (18),Photojournalism (17),Special effects (17),Home (15),Portrait (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 (201),Enthusiast (116),Semi-pro photographer (105),Casual photographer (63),Semi-professional (37),Pro photographer (24),Photography student (17),Professional (15),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
Format
FX/35mm
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
0.15x
Construction
6 Groups / 7 Elements
Diaphragm Blades
7
Aspherical Lens Element
1 Element
Super Integrated Coating
Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Yes
Focus Mode
Auto
Manual
Manual/Auto
Closest Focusing Distance
1.48 ft./ 0.45 m
G-type
Yes
Filter Size
58mm
Dimensions Diameter x Length)
(Approx.) 2.8x 2.1 in. / 72.1 x 52.4 mm
Weight
(Approx.) 6.6 oz / 185g
Mfr #
2199 B
SKU
NK5018GR

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 774 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (581)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (174)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

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 774 customers

 
3.0

Great lens but tight fit on D750

By

from Richmond, VA, USA

Bought the D instead of a G because of the slightly smaller size. Ended up exchanging it and going with the G model because it was a real tight fit when trying to mount and unmount from camera. My other lenses felt nice and smooth and easy to mount and unmount, this one felt like there was considerable amount of tension. G model did not have the issue. No complaints on the image.

 
5.0

Excellent street and lowlight lens

By

from Anderson SC  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

fast lens with excellent low light capability

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Purple spot at f/8 or more...

By

from brazil

purple spot appears on "black" objects on all shots taken at f/8 to f/22 with light sources

 
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.

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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.
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.
Shopper  Does it come is original packaging/box?
DONNA O  No, it did not come with the original box. It came packaged in plastic and foam with the guide. The lens is great, no problems and the price was right. I have bought many refurb lens and have had no problems.
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