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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
Superb value for a very capable lens. I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality of images I consistently get from this little lens. For the price, there isn't much to complain about. No, it's not the sharpest lens in the world when shooting it wide open - nor will it produce the best bokeh at that range - but stopped down to f/2.8-4, you'll really see it shine. It will still perform well if you need to shoot it at f/1.8, but don't expect miracles from it. That said, you can't beat the clarity and quality you're getting for the price. If you have a camera body with built-in AF, this lens is a no brainer. May 4, 2014
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
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Yes, set aperture ring on lens to f/22 and change the aperture with the camera. You will not have autofocus as neither the lens or the camera have focus motors.
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Will this Lens fit on a Nikon D1X camera and a d7100?

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can this lens be used on auto focus on the Nikon D3100 camera?

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No, it will be manual focus only.
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Does this lens have NIKON's VR (vibration reduction) feature ?

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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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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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this is compatible with the D7100 correct?

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Yes, the D7100 has a screw drive to focus the lens.
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Use with d5300

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Can it use with Nikon d5300 I am not intresting fousing But I am intresting the mount So can it use with D5300?
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Yes it will mount on the D5300 but will be manual focus only.
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Will this lens function fully on the Nikon D3300? Thank you

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Not fully no, it will be manual focus only.
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can I use AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D and Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm lens to my new D610 camera

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Yes both will work on the 610, however, the 55-300 will be in crop mode, thus, you will lose resolution which is the point of having a 610 in the first place.
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D-40?

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Compatible but manual focus only. Neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors. You need lenses designated with AF-S or the older AF-I. They both have built in focus motors.
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