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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.
Super Integrated Coating

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.
Super Integrated Coating
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
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
Excellent inexpensive little lens. I have owned this lens for some time now. I do not use it often since I shoot wildlife but when I do, the pictures are always sharp with excellent contrast. April 1, 2013
Captures great pictures on a budget! For its price this is an amazing lens. A must have for the camera bag. The build is stable even if being made out of plastics. Also a must for anyone who wants to learn photography. March 30, 2013
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Is this compatable with a D3100? If it is, will it autofocus?

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AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D will work with the D3100. Please remember that the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D is an FX lens and the D3100 is a DX sensor. This lens will not autofocus with the camera because the lens and the camera do not have autofocus motors. The lens would have to be manually focused.
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Will the lens be detected by my D3200?

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Could I use this lens outside of manual mode? I understand that I will need to manually focus, but I'd like to be able to see if my image is properly exposed before I take the picture.
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Yes all functions supported except auto focus. Leave aperture ring set at f/22 and adjust aperture with camera.
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Does this work of all Nikon Camera's?

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I have a Coolpix l820 but I have no idea which lens to purchase
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Coolpix L820 is a fixed lens camera, you cannot change the lens.
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Is this lens compatible with the D300s?

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Yes D300s has required screw drive to focus lens.
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Manual focus with D7000?

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My son has a D7000 and wants to use manual focus but can't seem to figure out how to switch it out of auto.
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Focus mode selector is on the front of the camera just below the lens release button. Set it to "M"
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No, neither the lens or the camera have focus motors. You need lenses designated AF-S or the older AF-I.
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It is still being produced.
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Is it compatible with Sony A-58?

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No, you would need a third party adapter.
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can i use this lents with my nikon d7000

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Yes, D7000 has built in screw drive to focus lens.
Leave aperture set at f/22 and adjust with the camera.
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Will not autofocus with the D320-0 neithercamera or lens have built in focus motors. Get the AF-S 50mm 1.8g.
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Is this compatible with the D7100?

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Yes, the D7100 has a built in screw drive to focus the lens.
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