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Nikon 50mm F1.8G AF-S Lens

Want to look like a better photographer because you use a great lens? We won’t tell. Achieve Nikon’s famous beautiful background blur with the Nikon 50mm F1.8G AF-S Lens, a do-it-all lens that has the capacity to handle everything from night photography to live video.

Product Highlights

  • Silent, effective autofocus can switch seamlessly to manual control to let you manipulate the photos as you desire. This is especially an attractive feature for professional photographers who want a little more control over the end result of their photos. Use the Nikon 50mm f1.8G to test this out and see the kind of control you can use.
  • Handle just about any low light situation, whether it’s a cityscape or a landscape or even a wedding event. Many of the customers of the Nikon 50mm F/1.8 praise its ability to work within low light parameters, giving you the freedom to work outside the studio.
  • The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 is, above all, easy to use. If you’re a casual photography enthusiast who wants a quick technological boost to the quality of their photos, this is the lens for you.

Including a front lens cap, a rear lens cap, and a CL-1013 soft case, this lens package will offer you just about everything you need to graduate from amateur photographer to serious photographer.

Learn about the Nikon 50mm F1.8G AF-S Lens

Life, much like photography, is largely about the lens from which you view it. Fortunately, in photography, upgrading your lens is quite an easy thing. Simply pick a lens like the Nikon 50mm F1.8G AF-S Lens and you’ll be off and running, whether you’re a casual photography enthusiast or someone who’s been in the professional photography game for quite a while. But what makes this lens so professional, so versatile, and so capable of producing professional-quality shots at the drop of a hat—or, in this case, a shutter? Let’s zoom in and take a closer look.

  • Fast, precise—and silent—autofocus. A good lens capable of taking dozens of shots within a short time period needs to excel at one very important characteristic: autofocus. The Nikon 50mm lens does this in a number of ways. For starters, the autofocus is fast and precise, utilizing Silent Wave Motor technology (also known as SWM) to ensure that your autofocus does its job quickly and efficiently without drawing a lot of attention to itself. That’s the kind of reliable service even the most professional of photographers require from a versatile lens.
  • Plenty of user control. Let’s say that you’re more professional than amateur enthusiast, and you want to ditch the autofocus. The M/A Focus Mode Switch makes for easy changes between manual and autofocus. The aspherical lens element will ensure that you can take high-contrast shots in manual mode if you so desire, giving you greater control over the lens and more artistic license to produce something that’s entirely your own. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8might look like a point-and-shoot lens, but it’s much more than that.
  • Ideal, durable construction. The construction of the lens itself is of paramount importance—especially in a lens so versatile that you’ll likely always have it on you. The strong, sharp, and even rugged construction here looks heavy, but it’s lightweight enough to justify carrying this lens with you on every photography gig you procure. And if you wanted more assurance that it’s going to remain durable, you can utilize the Nikon 5-year USA warranty (a 1-year international warranty with 4 years of USA warranty added on).
  • Use at night if you desire. Customers frequently praise the ability of the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens to do its job even in low light situations. This makes it perfect for sunset landscape shots, natural lighting affairs, and night parties like wedding receptions. This includes the ability to use the video features at night if you need to take live footage of those memorable events you won’t want to lose.
  • Consistency. If you’re shopping for a “do it all” type camera lens here at Adorama, then you need something with the consistency of the Nikon 50mm. It’s versatile enough to handle portraits, sports, studio photography, weddings, wildlife photos, and much, much more.

Bottom line? The Nikon 50mm F1.8G AF-S Lens provides plenty of freedom, including the freedom to control your own focus or switch to automatic and utilize the freedom that quick photography gives you. Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, you can rest easy knowing that the Nikon 50mm F/1.8 offers exactly what you need in low light, low-prep situations. Secure here at Adorama a Nikon 50mm 1.8 g lens and you’ll be glad you did.

From the Manufacturer
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/1.8G-S is commonly used for Everyday, Home, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portrait, Portraits, Sports/action, Studio, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G-S is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G-S is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G-S: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Reliable, Rugged, Sharp and Strong construction

Nikon 50mm f/1.8G-S 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/1.8G-S 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
Mfr #

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great Lens Again From Nikon

Good But Coud Not Compete With Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Lens But Its Much Better Than AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D...It's a Great Lens For Area That It Is The Possibility Of Lens Crash, You Do Not Loose That Much Money, Beside The Fact That The Photo Sharpness Is Great and Could Shot In Low Lights...


Most Liked Negative Review


Nice and sharp

Good product, nice lens

Reviewed by 254 customers


Excellent street and lowlight lens


fast lens with excellent low light capability


Great Product


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


Great lightweight lens!!


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)


My Go-To Glass


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.


loving the nifty 50..


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..


Great Product


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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Prime Lens


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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great fast prime lens!


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 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome lens!


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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great Lens


Running it at about 75mm on a DX camera. It is a sharp fast lens that works decently indoors without a flash. Don't miss it not having VR either as with the f1.8 lens it is quick enough in most situations you won't miss it. Everything I read so far was right. You do need a fixed focus lens for your first DSLR and this is a great one for the money.


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Dory F  will this lens work on my d3300?
ROBERT F  TO: Dory F The lens would be an excellent fit for the D3300. However, bear in mind the D3300 is a DX sensor camera and the 50mm lens will perform like a 75mm lens due to the difference is the size of the sensor vs a FX sensor camera. This lens is an excellent value and makes an excellent choice for portraiture shooting. Very sharp; fast & good in low light situations too.
Dory F  Is there another lens for potraiture shooting you would prefer.
Darcy B  Will this work with the d3200?
ENGLE H  Yes, I have used it with a D90, 3100, 5100, and now a 7100. A lot of photographers, (Not me) use it almost full time. It is a very good prime lens. It is, however a 50 mm and it is not a zoom. Your legs are the zoom function! And it is a F1.8, and has beautiful glass. Great price. Good luck.
Darcy B  Thankyou very much! My sister uses this lens almost all the time (except for weddings), but she shoots with canon. Just ordered this and cannot wait to see what it can do :)
Steve S  This is an FX lens, so how well will it perform on a DX camera in low light?
DANIEL C  It will work fine on a DX camera, although it will be a short telephoto (portrait type lens). If that is what you want, great. If you want something more universally usable (Stick on your camera and go type of thing), you may want to consider the 35mm f/1.8DX, which is about the same price and will give you a 50mm frame of view (a classic standard focal length. Any FX lens can be used on a DX camera. No DX lens can be used on an FX camera Also the f/1.8, not the mm describes how well it does in low light. Lower numbers (1.4,1.8,2.8) are better for letting in light (best for low light), whereas the typical consumer zoom is often F/5.6 on the tele ends which doesn't let in very much light (and so isn't very good for low light....a higher F/ number leads to a slower shutter or higher ISO value)
Steve S  Ok I thought a DX lens on a DX camera would produce the focal length the lens was named. Other wise why make the DX differentiation on lens's.
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