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Affordable, fast f/1.8 prime lens with manual aperture control.

Offering natural image rendering and exceptional sharpness, the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D is a versatile, affordable prime lens. Extremely compact and lightweight—it weighs approximately 5.5 oz (155 g)— making it a convenient carry-around lens for nearly any shooting opportunity. Its aperture control ring enables smooth manual adjustments during Live View shooting, making it a great video partner, too.
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The precision of a prime lens

Natural, exceptionally sharp images

The AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D is as versatile as it is compact—perfect for travel, portraits and general photography. Its fast f/1.8 maxium aperture creates an attractive natural background blur (bokeh) and enables great low-light shooting. Produce consistently stunning visuals, indoors or out.

Performance in any light

Fast enough for low-light shooting

The AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D is fast enough for shooting in most lighting situations without a flash—from dusk and dawn to dim indoor lighting. Its aperture control ring allows for manual adjustments during Live View shooting. Broaden your shooting opportunities.
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Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
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Best lens ever This is the best lens ever. I use it for everything and have had the most amazing results. So sharp. Takes the most beautiful shots of eyes and sleeping babies. Love it and recommend it to everyone. August 1, 2010
Amazing image quality at an affordable price! I bought this lens for my Nikon D7000. I'm getting more into video so I needed a lens with an aperture control ring. With bodies like the D7000 and higher you can take advantage of the aperture control ring when using AF-D lenses. You have to enable this function in the D7000's menu. Its custom function f6. When enabled the aperture ring will allow you to change the aperture in live view and while recording video, which is a HUGE plus for videographers. I also have the 24mm 2.8D which is another great AF-D lens. Both of these lenses are all I really need for video. As for image quality well its sharp! very sharp. Its actually better then I was expecting. Its a little soft wide open which is to be expected. However stopped down a bit and this lens will deliver amazing detail and color. Its built quality is just as good as other D lenses. Its made of plastic but it doesn't feel cheap. It feels solid in the hand, plus its focus ring is nice and smooth with a little bit of resistance. As for auto focusing on my D7000 its fast to find focus. Its not loud like other people complain about. I mean yeah it makes noise but its not annoying. Over all I'd buy this lens again and again. I really hope Nikon keeps all of their AF-D lenses in production for a long time. They are small and compact plus they are affordable. April 19, 2014
Amazing addition to the AW1 with FT1 adaptor ! This prime lens turned my AW1 into a beast. Sharpness, wonderfull low light caption and control over focusing via the manual focus ring. You just set and lock aperture at 22 on the aperture ring and the AW1 controls aperture via the FT1 mount. The focus only works on manual though, but it's no big problem. The lens is still amazing and fun to use. Maybe an upcomming firmware update might add autofocus ability ? Who knows. This is still the best bang for the buck i've had ! April 16, 2014
Best kept secret If you honestly think you have to spend a boat load of money on a 50mm you are sadly mislead. I have used this lens on my D800 for the last 15 months. So, before you bash D800 users for using this lens, keep in mind that this glass is so sharp it will make you weep. Exactly what a D800(e) needs. Exceedingly light, fast focus, dead on sharp. This is a great walk around lens and honestly after spending money on the holy trinity and a few other lenses "pros" tell you you must have....I keep this on almost always. For the price you can not go wrong, you will be more than pleased with it's performance. Get it, you won't be sorry. The only other 50 I like is the 50mm f1.2 AI-s, but this 1.8 is just so much more fun. October 16, 2013
Awesome sharpness! This lens is fantastic, fast, sharp and bright! A great lens to walk around with and not take up much space! April 22, 2013
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Yes and No. It will fit on the D3100 but this lens will not autofocus. You will need to manually focus it yourself. If you want a similar lens, I'd recommend the new 50mm f/1.8G AF-S lens. It's the same as the f/1.8D but it has a SWM motor and autofocuses for you. Plus, it shoots smoother, and sharper pictures than the 50mm f/1.8D.

Any AF-S lens are compatible with the D3100. All AF Lens are not compatible, meaning it doesn't autofocus for you plus other features the lens was designed for.
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Yes, But you will have to manually focus the lens.
I don't mind, and I get some great portraits..
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Yes it is compatible, as are nearly ever Nikon lens, however, you will not have autofocus. If its a 50mm you are after then you may want to look out for the new 50mm 1.8 af-s that has just been announced as this will work and have af on your camera.
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What models are compatible with this lense?

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And as I know, it's no VR lens, so there'd be some camera shake, and as Saikat said, won't autofocus with the cheaper DSLRs and SLRs like the F3. It is an old lens you know....
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This lens is compatible with entry level nikon cameras also, but it will not autofocus with D3000, D3100, D5000 or D5100 whcih do not have inbuilt motor in camera body.
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All of them! At least from the past 3 decades.
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What is the real difference between the "old" 50mm F1.8 and the newer version?

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Today i walked into the multimedia store and saw a 50mm F1.8 for 130€ pretty nice price, but then i walked into another store and they sold the 50mm F1.8 for 212€ the guy said it was the new version? so i wanted to know, whats the new version like compared to the old one, any mayor differences?
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And AF-s have a better bokeh than AF lens becuse diaphragm of AF-s lens is round and it's optic is better.
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Newer version is a lot of better quality in f/1.8-f/2.8 because it have aspherical element. In fact it's sharper than AF-s 50 f/1.4!!! :)
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Newer version has built in focus motor to autofocus on DX cameras without built in screw drives
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Does it work with nikon film cameras?

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Sorry, but your question is not specific enough. If you mean, does it cover/fill the 35 mm film to its full extent. Yes, it does--it is an FX lens (as opposed to a DX lens). If you mean, do the camera functions work, well, that's a bit harder to answer. Nikon has made a lot of cameras over the years, some of which work well with the f/1.8 D AF lens. Other camera models work only in certain modes or not at all. For instance, I can use this lens on my old, but trustworthy, Nikon FA, but I won't get autofocus or some nice metering the D lenses can help with. On the other hand, if I borrow my friend's F5, this lens can do anything the F5 asks it to do. If you have a manual for your film camera, check the "lens compatibility" section and look for what it says about the AF/AF-D lenses. If you don't have a manual, check the Nikon website.
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Absolutely. I bought it with my film N80. I now use it with my digital D90, and still love it. It was my first lens, and can't live without it.
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Yes, you can use this lens with film cameras.
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What settings do I use on a D90 to get a clear subject and blurred background taking a portrait shot using this lense?

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To get the bokeh (blurred background) use the lower f number in apeture priority. IE f1.4 as you increase the f# your background becomes clearer...
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With Nikon D90 you have 3 options:

#1 Select Advanced Scene Modes, Portrait (or Night Portrait, if you need detailed brightness of black background (night town);

#2 Select Aperture-Priority Auto (A) with aperture 1.8, 2.0 or 2.8 and Face-Priority AF

#3 Select Manual Mode with aperture 1.8, 2.0 or 2.8 and Face-Priority AF.

How will be clear subject and blurred background will depends from distance to the main subject and background (as far background from main subject as more blurred will be background), but you can play with aperture and find what you really need:

1.8 will give you small depth field of the main subject and the most blurred background;

2.8 will give you bigger depth field of the main subject and still blurred background;

4.0 and 5.6 will make all main subject in focus and blurred background, if it is very far away.

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Please see link below for more information on Depth of Field:

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Wondering if this lens would work okay to close up photos such as of flowers or for a wedding their rings?
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Yes, particularly wide open at f/1.8 and a tripod or flash.
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This lens is very good for portraits and landscaping, but is not a close up lens.

You might want to check other lenses for close up photography.
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Will this lens work with a D3100?

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What's the difference between this lens and the 50mm f/1.4g? Thanks in advance!!!
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The 3100 doesn't have its own focus motor, so you need AFS lenses for autofocus. If you manual focus then no problem, but the autofocus on 3100 is not compatible with the 50mm 1.8D.
I think the G is similar except it doesn't have an aperture ring for manual on-the-lens aperture changes (something I never do) and relies on camera to set the lens aperture - which I always do even though my lens is the D and has the aperture ring.
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D3100 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.

You may want to try the AF-S version of this lens.
 
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Can this be used on a L100?

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no the L100 does not use slr lenes
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This camera doesn't use interchangeable lenses. This model offers a Digital Vari-program modes. Selecting a program automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene, making creative photography as easy as rotating the mode dial.
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will this work fine on a d3100?
Or will I have to buy a tool to hook it to before the body?
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This will work fine on the D3100 but the autofocus will not work. You will have to manually focus it yourself when you're taking pictures. It shouldn't be too hard as you can use live view to help you focus as best as possible instead of through the viewfinder. I'll recommend the new 50mm f/1.8G AF-S lens for you. It's the same but is compatible with your body and will autofocus for you. Plus it has a SWM motor so it's quiet when focusing. A plus when you're shooting video.
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It will work, but will not autofocus on D3100 body.
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The feature is for older DSLRs. The new models will require you to lock the aperture to 22 in place since it's done digitally/automatically for you through the menu.
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On a dslr the aperture is set in camera and not on the lens that is why its telling you to lock the aperture ring. The lens aperture ring is used on older film cameras that are unable to control aperture.
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Is this lens compatible with the D5100?

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Yes and No. This lens will work with the D5100 but the autofocus will not. You would have to manually adjust the focus yourself. All AF G and D Lenses will work, but the autofocus will not work. You would need to get a AF-S lens for the autofocus function to work. Plus, most AF-S lenses have motors that are silent when focusing.
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You want the 50mm/1.8G, it will autofocus with your camera. The 1.8D you would only be able to manually focus
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Will this meter on D5100s?

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I know this will not Autofocus on the D5100 because there is no motor in the body. However, will I still be able to accurately meter with this lens?

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Vish, you may want to consider Nikon's new 50mm 1.8d AFS which will focus on your D5100.
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Yes, this lens will work with your camera. The only thing is that won't autofocus.
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Will this lens fit and work on a Nikon D40?

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It will work on a D40, but it will not auto focus. Nikon does make a new AF-S 50mm F1.8 and that model will auto focus on your D40.
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No it'll not auto focus with this lens, you need AF-s 50 f/1.8G. It's better & sharper lens.
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where is the autofocus switch on the 50mm f1.8 prime lense. I have a d3100.

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It looks like there are two switches that you can choose from on this lense....One with two red dots or you can switch it to be one red dot. What does this mean?? is this the autofocus and manual mode??? Please reply ASAP
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The switch with the two red dots is for locking the mechanical aperture ring at the minimum aperture (in this case, f/22) to insure that the aperture does not come off of the minimum aperture (required when using either Program or Shutter Priority exposure mode on some cameras). To engage the lock, turn the aperture ring to the minimum f-stop and slide the switch, lining up the two dots. As was stated in the earlier reply, this lens will NOT auto-focus on a D3100.
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Sorry but this lens will not Auto focus with D3100. You need AF-s 50mm f/1.8G.
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does this lens work whit nikon d3100?

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As Keith replied, it will be manual focus only. The D3100 requires AF-S lenses for auto focus.
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Yes it will work, but, will be manual focus only.
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and set the aperture from the body, ie. electronically
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if it has a aperture ring with a small lock switch turn too 22 and lock it
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Does with work with the Nikon D3000?

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What's the difference between the Nikon 50mm f/1.8d and the Nikon 50mm f/1.8g ?
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Cameras such as the D3000 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus. You have wide options of lenses to use with this camera.
Nikon 50mm f/1.8d: D-type AF-Nikkor lenses relay subject-to-camera distance information to Nikon SLR cameras that feature 3D Color Matrix Metering, 3D Matrix Metering, and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash.
Nikon 50mm f/1.8g: The lens has no aperture control ring and is designed to be used with cameras that allow setting the aperture from the camera body. G lenses also provide Distance information to the camera.
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They will both work but the 1.8d will be manual focus on a D3000
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best lens for indoor sports

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Over the years I've shot sports, both Indoors and out. A one lens setup is very restrictive. Lens selection is based on many factors; indoor lighting (type and amount of light), type of sport (fast, slow, team, etc.), rules of the facility regarding where you can position yourself, will flash use distract the athlete, will you be shooting through plexiglass, wire mesh or have an unobstructed field of view, are you at field level or in the stands, end use of the shots, etc.

If I was limited to one lens I'd select something along the lines of a 70-200 f2.8 and adjust the ISO as required. This range lens allows you to get reasonably close to the action, isolating individuals when desired or going a bit wider when necessary. Ideally I'd also carry a 28mm or 24mm as I like the look when shooting hockey.

A 50mm is neither wide enough nor long enough in my opinion (I no longer own a 50mm). If you have the run of the venue and you are shooting a gymnastics exhibition you might get away with it. It really does depend on the type of shots you want. I like working close and getting facial expressions where possible when shooting athletic events. If cost is a major consideration, look into factory refurbished lenses. Or, consider a slower lens with higher ISOs.

The most important advice I can give is to study the sport and learn to anticipate the action, be ready and take more shots than you think you need,
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does this lens work with a d 3100, or do i need a lens adapter?

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if i need an adapter which one?
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It will work meaning you can mount it, it will measure light and confirm focus BUT you will have to focus manually.
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This lens will work:AF-S NIKKOR 50 mm f/1.8G
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Is this compatible with D300? By compatible, i mean all the features? Thanks

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yes
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Is the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D autofocus working with D3100 ?

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We purchase this lens but apparently we have to focus manually ?
Perhaps someone can assist
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No, the D3100 does not have the mechanical screw driver that is required for standard D lenses. The D3100 requires lenses that have the autofocus motor built-in. They are marked with 'AF-S' in the model name of the lens.
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It will not autofocus, the D3100 dose not have a built in focus motor and neither does this lens you need a AF-S NIKKOR 50 mm f/1.8G or a AF-S NIKKOR 50 mm f/1.4G. The -S after the AF designation means the lens has a built in focus motor.
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Could this lens support Auto Focus on Nikon D3200 SLR?

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No neither the lens or the camera have a focus motor. The
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G will autofocus.
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No, it will manual focus only
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To set the aperture rotate the dial on the lens that has a white dot on it. Line up the white dot with the gold number 22. Leave it there all the time.
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Just a guess, set the minimum aperture to f/22 on the aperture ring(the gold number) Aperture is set with camera not the lens.
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How can I change aperture using the aperture ring of the lens when mounted on Nikon D5100?

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I know how to set the aperture in-camera. But can I use the aperture ring at all? And can I change the aperture using aperture ring while recording videos? It says on the website: "Its aperture control ring enables smooth manual adjustments during Live View shooting, making it a great video partner, too." In which mode am I supposed to take the video if I want to change the aperture using aperture ring whilst recording: Manual or Aperture Priority?
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I just read what you were referring to, I have no idea why it says that. Modern Nikon DSLR's all adjust the aperture with the camera not the aperture ring on the lens.

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You cant adjust the aperture with the lens. Leave the lens set at f/22 and change the aperture with the camera.
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How can I lock the aperture ring on a different setting other than f/22?

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I use a D3100 camera and the lens is a 50mm 1.8. I was so excited when I first brought the lens, but it will not allow me to lock a setting other than f/22. When I try to switch it up to say a f/4, my camera reads "lock lens aperture ring at minimum aperture". HELP!
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You can't, all, aperture settings must be made with the camera with the lens set at minimum aperture.
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Aperture is set by the camera not the lens, so the lens has to be locked at f/22. Only older film camers are able to use the aperture ring.
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AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D for beginner

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I'm a beginner just purchased NIKON D5100. After seeing the review I was willing to purchase this lens AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D.

Since D5100 body does not have lens motor. Only Manual foucs is possible.

Kindly advise is it right to purchase for begineer. I need to use manual focus which I lagging as it was my initial stage of photography.
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