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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.
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.
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D 4.7 5 157 157
Great pictures, but... I love everything about it. But when I put it on and try to take a picture, the auto-focus doesn't work! And I cannot figure out from the manual how to fix it! I have to focus manually, which I really hate because I can't always see on the camera screen that I didn't focus on what I wanted to until I see the pictures on my computer, then its too late to go back. Maybe mine is the one bad egg out of the bunch, but that's something that I really don't like about it. But other than that I do love it! May 11, 2012
Good and cheap lense I had this lense on my Nikon D3100. I had to use the manual focus which I didn't really like but the lense was great and it took nice and sharp images. Now that I have the Nikon D7000 I don't have the manual focus problem anymore. I can take very nice portrait pictures with this extremely cheap lense. April 27, 2012
Like this product.....I'm useing it on a D3000 so it don't auto focus....but, still great for low light shooting and a great travel lens. Very satisfied. August 15, 2011
Great Lens! I originally was going to purchase the 50mm 1.4, but my boss who is a professional photog. told me to save my money to get the 1.8 bc it is just as good, and for .4 of a stop it would save me money and I would love it. I do. I love this lens. It is my go to lens, I keep it on all the time unless I need something else. LOVE this lens. Crisp and awesome for low light. Couldn't be any happier with it. :) June 28, 2011
Good learning lens Fits all the DSLRs. its a very good learners lens. Helps the beginners to learn the concept of lighting, the sensitivity, what the f stop signifies in terms of a photo ( not calculative). Cheap enough for beginners to experiment with. May 24, 2011
Awesome lens, but.... I love this lens. It works wonderfully for low light conditions, especially indoors, when you can't or don't want to use a flash. However, I would love it more if the autofocus was compatible with my D60. I knew before buying it that it that the autofocus would not work with my camera. I figured I could use the manual focus; unfortunately, my eyes don't work as well as I thought, so I guess I will need to upgrade my camera! This still is a great lens, and I would highly recommend it. Just make sure you either have good eyes for manual focus, or that you have the compatible camera to use autofocus! April 16, 2011
Best budget portrait lens on dx My lowest cost lens yet I love it for indoor portrait shots on my D300. Great bokeh, ok for sharpness when wide open! Focus speed isn't too bad on the D300. I can't wait to check up the new 50 AF-S lens that officially leaked out a few days ago. April 16, 2011
Small Price With Big Performance! This is a great lens for portrait but it also serves almost any purpose. The image appears just a touch soft at wide open but gets really sharp when you stop it down to f/2.8-5.6. Its barrel is made of plastic but I have no issue with that. I have been using it over 2 years and it still working fine until to day. The bokeh is not completely round due to 7 straight blades diaphragm and it doesn't auto focus with entry level DSLR such as Nikon D40, D60, D3000, D31000, D5000, or D5100. April 15, 2011
Nice, sharp and inexpensive lenses This is a must-have fix lenses to all nikon user. It is sharp, fast focusing, nice bokeh and inexpensive. Try it...^_^ April 14, 2011
Love this lens I was given this lens as a present by my kids and I've used it for some portrait work and some low level shots, where it worked well in both cases. Very fast and extremely light. I could not detect any flare or other imperfections. I was able to use it at a wedding on the dancefloor and the shots came out crisp and clean. Being light and quick to refocus, I was able to get candid sequence shots of friends dancing. While doing some head shots, the lens was again light and easy to use. The perspective was quite pleasing and good for in-close shots. I would recommend this lens to anyone who wants to be able to keep a light and inexpensive, but very good lens in their bag for portraits or low light shots. April 14, 2011
Does it work with the D90? I was wondering if this lens works with the Nikon D90? April 3, 2011
50mm 1.8 The AF function does not work with D40. Otherwise, great lense if you are creating a portrait of one person or two persons standing close. Great job of blurring backgrounds. October 29, 2010
I bought the 50 f1.8 lens as a prime lens for my D3000 as I wanted a faster lens with a slightly longer focal length for portraits. I'd found that I was using the kit lens at 55mm most of the time anyway. When I got it I realized that it would not autofocus with the D3000 as there is no focus motor in the camera. I decided to keep it anyway and manually focus. I'm glad I did since it is a good sharp lens and gives nice compression for portraits. It reminds me of an 85mm lens in 35mm format. At 1.8 it is good in low light, but I find the lens is even better outdoors for portraits wide open with a fast shutter speed. Good optics at a low price. October 18, 2010
inexpensive but produces great results Years ago when I was shopping for my first prime lens to venture beyond my kit lens this is the one I picked up. I've never been disappointed by the images produced digitally from this lens. On digital bodies this is really a short telephoto considering that the crop factor in reality makes this a 75mm prime. It's perfect for portrait use, as it allows me to maintain some distance from the subject. I find models tend to appreciate a little distance from the camera. In small rooms this can present a problem though, as small rooms only allow so much space for you to back away from your subject to compose your image. At f/1.8 to about f/2.4 the images are soft. At f/2.8 images start to become crisp and reach their best at f/5.6. The lens has a metal mount which many have stated is difficult to mount on the camera body until after a short break in period. The lens body is made of plastic, but still a durable design that can take some rough treatment. My main complaint with this lens is that the barrel of the lens rotates as it focuses making use of circular polarizers and other filters a bit of a challenge. Really this is only a problem I encounter in landscape photography though. All in all, this lens has produced some outstanding senior portraits, bridal portraits, and landscape images. I've never yet had a reason to be disappointed with this lens. August 12, 2010
Small, accurate and essential I am a graphic designer. I use almost constantly NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 on my D80. But I noticed that my favorite pictures were often taken at the focal length of 50 mm! Since then, I always keep a AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, which allows me to make professional-quality images (portrait, textures, patterns, panoramic, and reproduction of artworks). July 31, 2010
pretty good excellent pictures all the time.. the only thing is it's hard to take off from the camera. July 31, 2010
lense that made me feel proud This is my first nikkor lens i ever had, and i bought just bcos its low price, but to my surprise it turned out to be so good that i never thought it can portray pictures so perfect..... portrait photography go for this lens blindly, and as usual Nikkor stands for its commitment... awewsome lens..... happy buying... July 30, 2010
perfect film lens one of the best and cheapest film or full frame lens out there.not recommended for DX or D40 type cameras, on an F100 or F4 it is wonderful but if you are looking for a fast portrait lens for a entry level Nikon you are honestly looking at the wrong lens. my suggestion would be check out the ancient 55mm f3.5 pre AI yes I am serious, manual everything , but the keeper rate will prove me right July 30, 2010
Best bang for the $$$$$ I have used this lens on previous Nikon camera's and now on my D300 as a go anywhere shoot anything lens. Low light to bright sun.I consider the 50-1.8 as a great value for the price,inexpensive yes, but performs admireably. I like it. July 30, 2010
Great Value I use this lens for portraits mostly but last weekend I went to a wedding just happened to have this lens on my camera... I got some amazing pictures, great clarity even from a distance of 20-25ft beyond that quality diminishes. All in all I am very glad I have this lens in my bag. July 30, 2010
4/5 Excellent lens for this money. Sharp, fast and lightweight. But, if shooting with very bright background such is white background you can get blueish glare in the middle of the image. Look for examples on the web. July 30, 2010
Great value Nikon's 50mm 1.8D is a great lens for the money. Very lightweight, small, easy to carry anywhere. Sharp from f/2.8, but usable at f/2 for portraits. Contrast is a bit low wide open. Front element is well recessed, so the lens is not particularly susceptible to flare even without a hood. Plastic build, but has a metal lens mount. After 5 years of use the lens still functioned perfectly. July 30, 2010
Great on Dx Sharp, Tacky, accurate and fast. Best quality for the price. July 30, 2010
Ounce for ounce an incredible bargain I own this lens, and find it makes an economical alternative to Nikon's 50mm f/1.4 lens. It's compact, and I sometimes use it as a walk-around lens when I know that the 50mm focal length will be enough for informal snapshots. I end up recommending this lens to friends with DX cameras, as it gives them available light shooting, a portrait lens, and close-up lens (with close-up attachment or extension tubes) for less than $150.00. If you own non-pro Nikon zoom lenses, such as the kit lens, this will be the sharpest lens you own, too. July 30, 2010
Great Buy I have the D3000 so I have to manually focus,but the pcitures are amazing, sharp, clear. I use it mostly for shooting my husbands shows, its great in the low light at bars and clubs. i love love love this lens!! July 30, 2010
Especificaciones técnicas Sería importante que en su página se dejara presedente de con qué equipos hay algunas limitantes, ya que en mi caso mi equipo tiene limitantes para este lente y hasta que chequé el manual del lente lo pude saber, si hubiera tenido esta información hubiera comprado alguno similar. January 9, 2013
Not Bad for the price The price you pay for this lens it's worth it. But the quality is not the best. It's all made with plastic and doesn't feel too strong. But once again, it's very inexpensive compared to other brands. So, if you don't have a large budget, and need a fast lens, this is the best option. April 14, 2011
A good, but not excellent lens. My sample is somewhat soft until f/4 and images seem washed out or over-exposed. Could be that a sluggish diaphragm is the cause. My old 50mm, 1.4, AIS Nikkor has better IQ. October 4, 2010
Not Bad for the Price This is a good general purpose lens. The optical quality is good, if not better than Nikon's f/1.4 models. The bokeh is a little hash for some pictorial work. It is usable on a DX camera for waist up portraits, but the distortion becomes unpleasant for typical portraits. Beware the plastic filter threads - this is a major disappointment and will slow you down because of the care needed to change filters. July 31, 2010
Poor Focus Ring! This lens comes with a "deadly rough focus ring". Every time I try to focus on the subject, it keeps overshooting the focus point on either side. I've a standard kit lens i.e. 18-55mm VR kit but it has a really smooth focus ring. Then I have a friend who has Canon 600D. He possesses a 50mm f/1.8 which has a INCREDIBLY SMOOTH FOCUS RING! Please Nikon! If it's a defect in my lens, please replace it or please improve your quality regarding this lens. I don't expect such a mistake from you! THIS LENS IS AWESOME OTHERWISE! Thank you! April 26, 2014
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I recently purchased the Nikor 50mm f/1.8 lens. Why am I unable to shoot in all modes, using settings other than aperature at 1.8?

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I've noticed a blinking FEE on my screen.
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you need to set the aperture ring to the largest number which i thin is 22. if u dont have at least a d 90. this lens will not autofocus.. d 5200 and down wil be manual focus only.

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Turn the aperture ring on the lens to f/22 and move the lock switch (orange color) so the ring won't turn by accident.
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Have you moved the aperture ring to 22 and locked the orange switch (near the 2.8 mark) to allow camera adjustment of the aperture?

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that's becasue you don't have the aperture ring set for auto exposure control. I had the same problem and I noticed the ring was not set where the orange mark was in the auto position. Play with that.
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It's been awhile since I play with this lens but check to make sure the F/Stop Ring lock is set to the opposite of whatever you have it at currently. You should see a little latch that pushes up to unlock and down to the orange mark to lock. Good luck and hope that works.
 
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Make sure that you set the lens itself to its smallest opening when you mount it on the camera.
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FEE means that the lens aperture ring is not set to minimum aperture. You need to set the ring to minimum aperture (largest f-number).
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Will this lens autofocus on a Nikon D7000?

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Yes, it works on my D7000
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Yes. It will do so quickly and quietly. My experience is that it will also do it accurately (but I've not run any precise tests). Follow the D7000 manual's instructions for AF and lens changes and you shouldn't have any problems. My D7000 and f/1.8 D lens combination autofocuses better and more rapidly than any of my kit lenses.
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Absolutely. Great lens, I use it on my D90 without a problem and with great results. It is a standard D type lens. All D7000 camera functions are supported with D type and G type lenses.

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Yes.
See Compatible Lenses for your D7000:
AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
Non-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only)
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
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This lens will autofocus on Nikon 7000, because Nikon 7000 have internal AF motor.
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Yes. I own the D7000, and it performs perfectly as expected.
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How do I auto focus with this lens on a D60?

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Sorry, the D60 does not have the AF coupling mechanism the f/1.8 D needs. If you check page 146 of the D60 manual, you'll notice that the D60 can autofocus only with AF-S or AF-I lenses. Basically, it is an issue of where the AF motor is located: in the body or in the lens. The D-series lenses need the body to have the motor and the D60 doesn't have one. You can use the electronic rangefinder (see page 116 of the manual) to assist manual focusing this lens, but the D60 by itself will not autofocus with any of the D lenses.
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The autofocus feature does not work on the D60. You have to use focus manually.
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The D60 cannot AF with this lens. You can use any lens with (G) SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for AF.
 
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AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D lens with Nikon D60 (D5000, D3100, D3000, D50, D40 or D40x) will works only in manual mode, because both lens and camera body does not have internal Auto Focus (AF) motor.
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens will support auto focus with D60 (D5000, D3100, D3000, D50, D40, D40x), because this lens have internal Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM), enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus.

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If you want to use this lens on a D60 you will have to achieve focus manually since the camera body doesn’t have the internal motor for AF.
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is the 50mm 1.8 autofocuse lens compatable with the D40?

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There isn't a simple answer to your question. If you take compatible to mean all D40 functions will work on the 50 mm f/1.8 D, then the answer is no. Specifically, the autofocus will not work. You can, however, use the electronic focus dot (should be in the lower left; check your manual) and manually rotate the focus ring. If you take compatible to mean can you mount it on the D40 and take pictures, then the answer is yes. You'll have P, S, A, and M modes and you can focus by hand. Since there is a CPU in the lens, you'll probably be able to meter through the lens (but check the D40's manual for Nikon's official position on this, as I don't shoot with a D40).
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No, the autofocus feature will not work with the D40 (or the D60). However, you can still use the lens on the D40, but you have to do manual focus.
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Nope. AFS lenses only for autofocus. Great lens, but sorry, you are out of luck.
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It will work but not well because you will lose autofocus capability and I don't believe it will meter. The camera body has to have the screwtype af motor built into it.
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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 D40 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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D3100 with Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF

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I just purchased Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF and using it on my D3100...I bought this lens as it has large aperture ie 1.8 ...When i fixed the lens to my D3100 it said no lens set aperture to F22 and lock the aperture ring...So i did it..then i was not able to rotate the aperture ring to make it 1.8F...I was little worried but then i was able to change the aperture to F1.8 in the camera settings(D3100) in A priority mode. Everything was fine... Keeping the aperture at F1.8 i turned off the camera and opened the lens to check whether the aperture has really opened up completely.. But i found that it was small hole which is equal to F22..... Now my question is ... Does changing the aperture in D3100 really changing the aperture or its just shows at F1.8 on viewfinder but in reality its still F22. Why when i open the lens at F1.8 setting in D3100 the aperture hole is still small=F22 ?
When the lens is attached and the camera is on i cannot see/verify that aperture has really opened up..
I may sound wierd but i want to make sure i am really using F1.8 aperture on my D3100 with this D lens...Otherwise i would return and order the af-s g lens.
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The aperture is f/22 when you take the camera off the lens because the aperture ring on the lens is set to f/22. However, when you have the lens attached to the D3100 and set to f/1.8, the photograph will be taken at f/1.8. When it comes to automatic cameras, the state of the 'aperture hole' when the lens is off the camera has absolutely no bearing on what the lens does when a photo is being taken. For example, the resting state of the G lenses is the maximum aperture when not connected to the lens #tiny hole#.

#this may confuse you [if it does, just pretend you didn't read it]# Another tidbit of info is that regardless of what you have the aperture set to, when you are looking through the viewfinder, the aperture is always as wide as the lens can go--it only closes to, say, f/11 for the period of time that the photo is being taken.

Also, a great way to solve a problem like this by yourself would be to take a picture with the aperture set at f/22 and one with the aperture set at f/1.8, and if there is a drastic difference between the two photographs, you can deduce that your camera is, in fact, controlling the aperture.
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I read somewhere that there is not much difference between D&G..And D is compatible with non-nikon also..So i bought this lens..Is there any other noticeable benefit of G other than auto focus considering i m using D3100... I just got the lens today from amazon at 124$ ..Its not too late I can exchange it with G lens. It will cost 219$...Please suggest wisely..is it worth spending extra 100$...thanks..

Also if someone can suggest must have accessories/lens for a beginer of D3100?
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It should be at 1.8 if you manually set it. Take a picture, download it and your photo software will tell you at what aperture the picture was shot at. Why didn't you get the AF-S to begin with, better lens not much more money
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The mechanical aperture control ring is there on this lens to allow it to be backwards compatible with older mechanical Nikon film bodies. On your camera the aperture is controlled electronically by the body. On an entry level model like the D3100 there is no depth-of-field preview button to electronically stop-down the lens to the chosen aperture.
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The camera body controls aperture not the lens, yes it will open it up to 1.8, you should be able to see this in the out of focus areas in your images.
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Nikon D5000

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I know its a nikon Lens , i Just want to make sure it works on the Nikon D5000
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Sorry, no autofocus motor on the D5000 - you need AFS lenses (with their own motors). Other than autofocus the other functions will work fine; you have to stick to AFS lenses for autofocus on the D5000. Great lens if you don't mind manually focusing your shots.

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The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D will work with you camera but you will have to manual focus. In order for the AF to work you will need to look at lens with (G) with SWM (Silent Wave Motor).
 
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AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D will works with Nikon D5000 only in manual focus mode, because this lens needs internal AF motor in the camera body, which D5000 does not have.
But if you need 50mm 1.4 Nikon lens with auto focus for D5000, you can use AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G, which have internal Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and better resolution than AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D.

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If you want to use this lens on a D5000 you will have to achieve focus manually since the camera body doesn’t have the internal motor for AF.
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Is autofocus included for a D3000?

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Sorry, no autofocus motor. You have to stick to AFS lenses.
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AF is not available with this lens (50mm f/1.8D) for you Camera D3000. You will need to use a lens with (G) Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for AF.
 
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If you need 50mm 1.4 Nikon lens with auto focus for D3000, you need AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G, which have internal Silent Wave Motor (SWM).
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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. Camera’s such as the D3000 do not have a focus motor in it and can be smaller and lighter but 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.
 
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Will this lens work with a Nikon D90?

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The D90 specifications state that it supports all G and D AF lenses, so there shouldn't be any problems with a Nikkor f/1.8 D AF lens. If you want to be really careful you could rent one (or borrow one from an understanding friend) for a day and test it out.
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Yes, it is compatible with the D90.
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Yes. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D fully compatible with Nikon D90. All you need to do is move your aperture ring to f/22 and push the lock switch (orange switch).
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Yes, you can use this lens with the D90.
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This lens working only in manual mode with Nikon D320 because you can use only lenses with built in motor to perform autofocus hense the Nikon D320 doesn't have internal motor
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Unfortunately, your D3000 lacks the 'focusing screwdriver' that will autofocus the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens. This lens requires that the camera has a motor in it to autofocus.

The only lenses that will autofocus on the D3000 are the ones that have AF-S in the title. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is the closest match to the one you bought that will autofocus on the D3000 body. AF-S means the lens has its own internal focusing motor.
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the af d lens will not autofocus on this camera. uneed the afs g lens to autofocus on your camera.
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It will not af on the D3200 as the camera has no built focus motor, the only 50mm that will af is the newer AF-s version and not the AF-d.
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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:

Answer Title: What is Depth of Field?
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