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Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens

SKU: NK5018SE MFR: 2214
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About the Nikon 50mm F/1.8

The lightweight, compact AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition from Nikon is a great travel companion, especially when you need to freeze fast action or if a bright sunny day turns overcast. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture makes framing and focusing easier, and allows for high shutter speeds and full exposures under dim lighting conditions.

When shooting wide open at f/1.8, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition renders beautifully blurred backgrounds (bokeh). Make a tack-sharp foreground subject stand out against a softly blurred background, a capability especially well suited for portraits. The lens' 50mm focal length (75mm on DX-format cameras) approximates the angle of view of our eyes, perfect for creating natural perspective in your photographs.

The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is a remarkable blend of classic exterior styling and modern optics and lens technologies. Its focus ring features the easy to grip knurling/hatching from classic manual focus lenses, while its autofocus system uses Nikon's innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, near silent precision focusing. SWM also allows for seamless manual focus override when fine adjustments are desired. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition will give you years of brilliant performance.

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Includes

  • 58 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-58
  • Rear Lens Cap LF-4
  • Bayonet Hood HB-47
  • Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1013
  • Nikon 1 Year Warranty

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Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Features

  • Brilliance in any light: Fast f/1.8 aperture for superior low-light performance
  • Beautiful background blur: Natural depth of field and attractive bokeh
  • Outstanding performance: Advanced NIKKOR optics and Nikon lens technologies
  • Classically styled: Classically styled 50mm FX-format prime (fixed focal length) lens designed to match the Nikon DF but equally stylish on any Nikon D-SLR.
  • Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture: Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture for brilliant low light performance, freezing fast action with high shutter speeds and beautifully blurred backgrounds (bokeh).
  • Superb NIKKOR optics: Superb NIKKOR optics and Nikon's innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, near silent precision autofocus with seamless manual override.
  • Compact: Compact, lightweight design an outstanding travel companion and everyday lens.

Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Specifications

Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length Range 50mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Format FX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 31° 30'
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) n/a
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 47°
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) n/a
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.15x
Lens Elements 7 elements
Lens Groups 6 groups
Compatible Formats FX, DX
Diaphragm Blades 7 (rounded)
Distance Information 7 (rounded)
Distance Information Yes
Aspherical Elements 1
Super Integrated Coating Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5ft (0.45m) from focal plane
Focus Mode Auto, manual
G-Type Yes
Filter Size 58mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 2.8 x 2.0" (73 x 52.5mm)
Weight 6.7 oz (190g)
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