- Model name: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : Full Frame / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
A FX format 50mm prime lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G is a great lens to have at a price of only $220. Nikon’ SWM (Silent Wave Motor) technology makes the lens very quiet when auto-focusing. M/A technology enable manual overriding of the AF feature just by turning the focusing ring even when the lens is trying to auto-focus. AS or Aspherical elements in the lens along with the Super Integrated Coating (SIC) technology ensures that the lens has reduced flares, ghosts and higher color saturation.
An f/1.8 wide aperture makes the lens extremely fast and ideal for shooting in low light conditions, indoors, weddings etc. Additionally a wide aperture helps in the creation of soft blurred background around the subject. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 1.48’ or (0.45 meters).
The lens has a maximum viewing angle of 31°30′ on a DX format lens and a maximum viewing angle of 47° on a FX format. There are a total of 7 lens elements arranged in 6 groups. The lens diaphragm is made of 7 blades.
The filter size specification of the lens is 58mm. the dimensions of the lens are 2.8×2.1” (diameter x length). The overall weight of the lens is 185 grams.
Depending upon the country where you live, the lens ships with a 58mm front end lens cap the LC-58, the LF-4 rear end lens cap and the HB-47 which is a hood for the lens. An additional CL-1013 lens pouch is also provided for carrying the lens. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sample Images by NIKON 50mm f/1.8G on Flickr
NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G 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||0.15x|
|Construction||6 Groups / 7 Elements|
|Compatible Format(s)||FX – DX – FX in DX Crop Mode|
|Aspherical Lens Element||1 Element|
|Super Integrated Coating||Yes|
|AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1.48 ft./ 0.45 m|
|Dimensions Diameter x Length)||(Approx.) 2.8x 2.1 in. / 72.1 x 52.4 mm|
|Weight||(Approx.) 6.6 oz / 185g|