AF-S 50mm f/1.8 NIKKOR

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Special edition of the popular 50mm f/1.8 NIKKOR lens. Boasts a compact and lightweight body with a retro-look and feel.

With a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8, this is a great lens for low-light situations or when shallow depth of field is required. An aspherical lens element reduces aberrations and increases resolution, and Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) delivers whisper-quiet operation.

The retro design pays homage to vintage NIKKOR lenses and perfectly complements the looks of the Nikon Df.

Key features

50mm FX-format standard lens (75mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR).

Retro design inspired by classic NIKKOR lenses.

Fast maximum aperture of f/1.8. Ideal for low-light situations or portraits with smooth bokeh.

Aspherical lens element: Reduces aberrations and increases resolution.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, quiet autofocus.

Two focus modes: M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus).

Remarkably lightweight and compact body.

Weather-sealed metal lens mount.


Technical Specifications

TypeType G AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F-mount
Focal length50 mm
Maximum aperturef/1.8
Minimum aperturef/16
Lens construction7 elements in 6 groups (including 1 aspherical lens element)
Angle of viewNikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 47° Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 31° 30′
FocusingAutofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Minimum focus distance0.45 m (1.5 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio0.15x
No. of diaphragm blades7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
DiaphragmFully automatic
Aperture rangef/1.8 - 16
Filter-attachment size58 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
DimensionsApprox. 73 mm maximum diameter x 52.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
WeightApprox. 190 g (6.7 oz)