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Get creative with our new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens

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Are you looking to get creative with your photography, and venture out beyond your D-SLR’s kit lens?

We’re delighted to be releasing our brand new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens. Designed specifically with today’s D-SLR users in mind, and boasting a newly developed optical system, the 50mm f/1.8G delivers stunning image quality. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels, offering them an easy and affordable way to discover the difference fast aperture can make.

Do you like to blur the backgrounds in your portraiture by shooting with a shallow depth of field? If so, its fast f/1.8 aperture will help get you some fantastic results as well as giving you a bright viewfinder image which makes it easier to compose your shots. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G’s all new optical design also offers a 75mm (equivalent) focal length when used with our DX-format D-SLRs, making it even more suited to portraiture shots. Its dedicated Silent Wave Motor (SWM), is useful too because it ensures discreet and accurate autofocus.

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At a mere 185 grams, you can take the 50mm f/1.8G anywhere, which is handy as you never know when that once-in-a-lifetime shot might decide to present itself. If that moment happens to be in a thunderstorm, its weather-sealed metal mount won’t let you down either.

Are you planning on getting a 50mm f/1.8G? If so what sort of shots would you take with it?

Image taken with AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens

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Image taken with AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens

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Image taken with AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens

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6 comments

  1. VOJTa

    This was one of my first lenses!
    Perfect in price/performance ratio ;-)

    My favourite shot with this lens:
    http://www.vojtaherout.com/photo4_en.php?foto=111&techn=Nikkor%2050/1.8%20AF&nasledujici=9

    Guess what is that? ;-)

  2. broxibear

    Hi,
    Which country is this new 50mm made in ?

  3. Ricardipus

    Fabulous! About time an AF-S version of the ubiquitous 50/1.8 appeared (and nice move Nikon for pricing it so aggressively). I imagine these will be difficult to buy for a while, demand will be so high.

    For those who like manual focus on DX, this should also *kill* the price of second-hand AF 50/1.8 lenses… ;)

  4. Frank

    Made in China most probably. Bokeh in the samples looks very smooth, resolution hard to tell. Just ordered, want to see if it beats afs 60mm micro :-)

  5. Sanjukta

    Hi, I am new at DSLR photography, and have recently got a D5100 and am planning to shoot weddings and couple portraits at the moment. I want to buy this lens since everybody around me is suggesting it, but I am confused between this and 35mm.

    The confusion is about the crop factor in a DX format and whether that would be a hindrance in wedding shoot.

    In a wedding sometimes you want to capture a whole scene so you need greater angle of view, while sometimes you just want to focus on the bride’s face, make up jewelry etc. Is it that because of the crop factor I would find it difficult to compose shots where I want multiple subjects?

    Please help in deciding.

  6. Tom // I AM NIKON

    Hi Sanjukta, both are great lenses but choosing between the two for the types of photography you’re looking at really depends on the space you’re working with and the format and style you like to capture your subjects in. You might want to try out our NIKKOR lens simulator where you can test which is the better lens for you:
    http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/product/nikkor-lenses/simulator. The crop factor only really comes into play when using a FX camera and seeing as the D5100 is a DX sensor camera you should be ok. Let us know if you have any further questions though!