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Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm/1.8

Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm/1.8
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3167 reviews

Apr, 2014

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G


The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G isn't the sharpest 50mm lens that we've tested, but it still offers excellent image quality at a modest price.

Sharp. Compact. Fast aperture. Inexpensive

No vibration reduction or aperture ring

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G ($219.95 direct) is a modern take on the classic 50mm focal length. It's a compact lens that provides a standard-angle field of view when used with a full-frame body like the Nikon D4. When used on a DX camera with an...

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.4G Lens Review


The AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.4 G is Nikon's latest take on the classic 'standard lens' concept, and was introduced in September 2008. It's a replacement for the older AF-Nikkor 50mm F1.4D which we reviewed last year, with revised optics to better meet the...

Extremely even image quality across the frame, even on FX ; Improved image quality over 50mm F1.4D at large apertures ; Exceptional image quality when stopped down ; Essentially no lateral chromatic aberration ; Near-silent AF-S focus with full-time...

Slightly soft at large apertures ; Somewhat susceptible to flare ; Longitudinal (bokeh) chromatic aberration, most visible at large apertures ; Vignetting at large apertures on full frame (essentially disappears by F2.8) ; Slower autofocus than the...

The AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.4G was, at its introduction, hailed by Nikon as 'redefining the standard lens concept'. It turns out that in many ways that was no idle boast - in almost all respects the lens is clearly improved over its predecessor, the...

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Nikon AF-Nikkor 50mm F1.8D (data only)


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Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D


The AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D is Nikon's current version of their fast 'standard' prime lens, and while this specific model was introduced in 1995, the basic optical design dates back to the manual focus 50mm 1:1.4 AI of 1977. It features a traditional...

Excellent image quality when stopped down ; Essentially no lateral chromatic aberration

Distinctly soft at wider apertures ; Bokeh chromatic aberration, most visible at wide apertures ; Broad blue-coloured halation at wide apertures ; Vignetting at wide apertures on full frame (essentially disappears by F2.8)

Anyone reading this review shortly after that of the Canon EF 50mm F.4 USM will surely be experiencing an uncanny sense of deja vu; the two lenses' characteristics and performance are remarkably similar, as we might expect from designs of similar...

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Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Lens


While I hope to create a full Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools.This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for...

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Lens Test: Nikon 50mm F/1.8 ED Nikkor


This fulL-FRAME normal lens ($220, street) is one of the least expensive entrées to the world of high-speed Nikkor glass. As with all Nikon G lenses, its diaphragm settings are handled electronically by the camera; there's no aperture ring. On Nikon DX...

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Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens Review


The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor prime lens is a classic lens. It is a redesign of a time-tested classic that has for years proven its ability to deliver excellent design and functionality. For

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Lens Test: Nikon 50mm f/1.4G Nikkor AF-S


The newest version of Nikon's storied 50mm f/1.4 boasts a redesigned optical formula for more effective flare prevention. A 75mm equivalent on Nikon smaller-sensor DX bodies, this $500 (street) full-framer also has a circular-bladed aperture for...

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Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D AF Review Round-Up


Similar to its cousin (AF 50mm f/1.8 D) the Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4 D is a very good performer. At f/1.4 the contrast is a little on the low side and the borders may be a little soft but from f/2.8 & up the performance is really superb. Distortions are...

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Great lens!


Pictures are very sharp. Great lens if you like to take pics of people. I\'m so happy with my purchase!!

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Strong Construction

Product Specifications

Lens making is an art - Nikon artisans craft Nikkor optics from the finest materials, taking pride in adding their intellect and technique to bring the world's finest lenses to life. They push the leading edge of lens making, harder and harder, in their effort to provide the "glass" that makes the world's greatest pictures. PRODUCT FEATURES: D-type lens design provides distance information as part of flash and ambient light exposure processes; Classic normal lens provides speed and compact design; Multi-layer coating minimizes flare and ghosting; Exceptionally lightweight and compact - ideal for travel photography; Stops down to f/22 for excellent depth-of-field control.


Autofocus:No / Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Nikon F / Nikon/Fujifilm
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras / Digital Cameras