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The Nikon 50mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens delivers stunning image quality and has a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8, making this lens an excellent choice for low-light situations or when shallow depth of field is required. A dedicated Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures discreet but accurate autofocus. The Nikon 50mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens is compatible with Nikon FX-format D-SLRs as well as offering a 75mm (equivalent) focal length when used with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs. More
Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe says:
“The new 50mm is an ideal second lens for curious D-SLR enthusiasts wanting to venture beyond the kit lens and explore the creative possibilities that a fast aperture can offer, including effects such as blurred backgrounds in portraiture and low-light shooting.”
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/1.8 aperture, 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 colour 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, even when shooting at the widest available aperture. Pair that with Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast, accurate and quiet autofocus, and you can be sure all of your portraits will be tack sharp.
Shutter speed: 1/2000s | Aperture: f/2.5 | Focal length: 50mm
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A 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.
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.
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 line-up provides a new level of contrast, resolution and compact design.
Reduce Lens Flare and Ghosting
Nikon's Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior colour consistency and reduced lens flare.
M/A – Manual/Automatic
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
SWM – Silent Wave Motor
AF-s is what Nikon calls their ultra fast Auto-Focusing lenses which utilise Nikons silent wave motor (~SWM). This system works by converting travelling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics the ultrasonic waves move in a spiral pattern inside the barrel with the motor positioned on top of the waves driving it from below.
AS – Aspherical Lens
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
SIC - Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
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Great prime lens
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Comments about Nikon 50mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens:
Lovely lens, very fast focus and sharp images
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Ryan Knighton
About Me Casual user, Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
I use this for modeling and portraiture and occasionally wide angle landscapes. The quality is crisp, it's light and easy to use. It is very different from the normal telephoto lenses I'm used too but you quickly adjust.
I would recommend this product
very useful lens.
I would recommend this lens.
I put this lens on my Nikon D7100 from the day it came through my door and it's still on,I use mainly for portraits,landscapes,and yes I have recommended this lens to friends.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Item and amazing service !
About Me Professional
i've bought two of these lenses
I rarely use any other lens on my D800. great for taking a wide range of photographs and lends itself to most situations
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Shoreham Toll Bridge
Tags: Made with Product
Very good lens for money
Great for low light photography. sharp and very small and light plus easy to carry round. Cheap for a Branded lens like Nikon but still has all the quality.
Nikon 50 F1.8 G AF-S Lens
By stephen b
Used for studio and portrait work, very sharp, the lens focuses fast and is a joy to use. Tested it on my sons D3200 worked really well and gave a focal length of 75mm and again the images were tack sharp
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Nikon 50mm prime beautiful bokeh
Totally love the 50mm prime from Nikon and at an amazing price here on wex! The lens is lightweight, well made and exceptional value for money for F1.8 glass. You will not regret the purchase.
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St Pauls London
Tags: Using Product, Nikon D750
great lens at a bargain price
About Me Getting started
great lens at a great price. produces good quality images expected in more expensive lenses. i use this as my standard walkabout lens
Included Accessories: Bayonet hood, Flexible lens pouch, Snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap
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