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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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Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best lens you could ever buy! I got this lens a couple years ago when I found my dad's old FM2. I didn't know how good this lens was until I customized my picture control and shot in aperture priority. I don't know how old this lens is, as mine was made in Japan but hearing the autofocus was never a problem for me. For simply a $130, you get so much image quality and low light shooting capability that you'd be crazy not to get this lens. I shoot with a Nikon D7000 so if you have a camera that doesn't have an internal motor, are you willing to put with shooting in manual focus? I also love the contrast and the simple build. Pros: Super Sharp Image Quality Lightweight Great Glass Made in Japan (for mine at least, Nikon may have outsourced now) BOKEH Cons: If you have a camera like a D3200 or another entry level DSLR, you have to take into consideration that autofocus is not compatible Feels plasticy and tacky Is known to break fairly easily If you don't take image quality into the discussion, this lens doesn't look intimidating or even all that impressive. August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent first lens for learning and value to use for years The 50mm f/1.8D is the very first lens I bought along with my first Nikon. I tried them both out at the camera store before making my purchase. I found it to be a great first lens for so many reasons. Being an affordable fast prime lens is on top of that list. I've used it for black & white as well as color film photography. It is small and light that walking around photographing is not tiring. The filter size being 52mm makes it affordable to experiment with different filters. Though the autofocus doesn't work with entry-level DSLR, I'm not lowering how I rate this lens for it because the 50mm f/1.8D worked with the film camera I bought with it, F5. When I got my first DSLR, it worked just fine with it too. It focuses fast and the images are sharp and clear. When I want to be more creative than what the camera does, i manually set the aperture on the lens and manually adjust the focus to infinity for long exposures. For the price, you really can't complain about the value you get out of it. The 50mm f/1.8 is a great first lens when learning photography and provides years of use. July 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheap fast prime lens, manual focus This lens is a steal for the money . I use it with my Nikon D3200 it only works in manual focus but it's F/1.8 aperture is great for low light conditions. I have used this lens to photograph stars, landscapes and people, a nice prime lens takes better pics than the kit lens that comes with the camera. June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful prime lens I love this lens. I use it on my d7100 and the results have been excellent. It is great in low light, very sharp, focuses quickly, and gives great crispness and color fidelity. At the price, this may be the best bargain in camera lenses, period. I highly recommend this lens for any camera with a focus motor in the camera (7000 series or higher). June 14, 2015
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Will this lens work properly on a D60 body?

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It will work but manual focus only, neither the lens or camera have a built in focus motor.
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D3200

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Will this lens compatible with NIKON D3200
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It will not autofocus, neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors
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Where is the serial number located on this (50mm f 1.8 D) lens?

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On the barrel just below where it says '' made in China ''
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What is the difference between product number 2137 and 2137B ?

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Product #2137 is a New AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens, while Product # 2137B is a refurbished AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens.
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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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Yes
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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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No.
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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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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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No autofocus, neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors.
You need lenses with the AF-S or older AF-I designation both have built in focus motors.
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Even though i locked the aperture ring in aperture 22, i'm not able to adjust the aperture from the camera (Nikon D200).

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Maybe there is a setting or does the lens have a failure ?
If i unlock the aperture ring and turns it, the aperture value changes in my camera....
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I am getting FEE message when AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D is used with D810 even when the lens is locked at f22

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I am getting FEE message when AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D is used with D810 even when the lens is locked at f22.

But I do not have any problems when I use this lens with D90.
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would this work with a Nikon d3000? also in the auto mode?

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It will work but manual focus only neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors.
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