Nikon 50mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens

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The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 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 f/1.8 G AF-S Lens is compatible with both Nikon FX and DX format DSLRs.

Key Features: Nikon 50mm f/1.8 G AF-S Lens

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.

Nikon 50mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens Sample Shutter speed: 1/160s | Aperture: f/1.8 | Focal length: 50mm

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.

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Nikon 50mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens Sample Shutter speed: 1/320s | Aperture: f/2.5 | Focal length: 50mm

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.

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Nikon 50mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens Sample

Shutter speed: 1/2000s | Aperture: f/2.5 | Focal length: 50mm

Quiet Autofocus
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.

Technical Terms

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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Product Specification

Aperture Blades 7
Autofocus Motor SWM
Colour Black
Enlargement Ratio 1:1.8
Filter Thread Size (mm) 58
Focal Length – Tele (mm) 50
Focal Length – Wide (mm) 50
Hood Model HB-47
Included Accessories Bayonet hood, Flexible lens pouch, Snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap
Lens Mount Nikon F (FX)
Lens Type Standard Prime
Manual Focus Switching Yes
Maximum Aperture – Tele 1.8
Maximum Aperture – Wide 1.8
Minimum Aperture 16
Number of Lens Elements 7
Number of Lens Groups 6
Sensor Format FX
Size (mm) 72 x 52.5 mm
Weight (g) 185
MF switch Yes
Minimum Focus Distance (m) 0.5
Manufacturer Link Nikon
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