AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

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Remarkably lightweight and compact 50mm standard lens. Boasts a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 that is ideal for low-light situations or when shallow depth of field is required, and contributes to a bright viewfinder image. The re-designed optical construction features an aspherical lens element for superior image quality and Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) delivers whisper-quiet operation. Great value for money, this is a superb additional lens for photographers on a budget.

Key features

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

Fast maximum aperture of f/1.8.

Ideal for low-light situations or portraits with smooth bokeh.

Aspherical lens element for superior image quality.

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.

Outstanding value for money.


Technical Specifications

Focal length50mm
Maximum aperturef/1.8
Minimum aperturef/16
Lens construction7 elements in 6 groups (with one aspherical lens element)
Angle of view47° (31°30' with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance0.45 m/1.48 ft
Maximum reproduction ratio0.15x
No. of diaphragm blades7 (rounded)
Filter attachment size58mm
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)Approximately 72 x 52.5 mm/2.8 x 2.1 in.
WeightApproximately 185 g/6.6 oz
Supplied accessories58mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-58, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-47, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1013