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Fast, f/1.8 compact FX-format prime (fixed focal length) lens

This updated classic with a fast maximum aperture is ideal for everyday shooting, perfect in low lighting situations and great for producing images with beautiful background blur (Bokeh). The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G includes Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) for fast and precise autofocus, M/A Focus Mode Switch for seamless changes between manual and autofocus operation and an aspherical lens element for outstanding optical performance with high contrast.
A sample photo showing the AF-S NIKKKOR 50mm f/1.8G's astonishing low-light shooting capability

Brilliance In Any Light

Get astonishing low light results

This lightweight standard lens is a great travel companion because you never know when a beautiful, sunny day will turn cloudy and rainy. With its fast f/1.8 aperture, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G will capture even low-light situations with stunning brilliance.

Beautiful Background Blur

Achieve more natural depth of field

Whether you're shooting portraits, food or nature—indoors or outdoors—the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G renders a beautiful, natural background blur (Bokeh) at its wider aperture settings. And its 50mm focal length is perfect for creating natural perspective in your photographs.
A sample photo showing the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G's natural depth of field and perspect
A sample photo showing the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G's tack-sharp portrait capability

Capture Every Detail

Shoot tack-sharp portraits every time

Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare, while the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G's Aspherical Lens Element (AS) virtually eliminates coma and other types of aberrations, even when shooting at the widest available aperture. Pair that with Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast, accurate and quiet autofocus, and you can be sure all of your portraits will be tack sharp.
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Quiet Autofocus

A significant innovation in AF lens technology, Nikon's Silent Wave Motor uses ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.

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Quick Switching from AF to MF

When fine manual focusing is needed, simply rotate the lens focus ring—M/A mode allows you to seamlessly override the AF system with virtually no time lag.

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Effective Aberration Correction

Since the 1960s, aspherical lenses have been an important part of the NIKKOR lens family. Virtually eliminating coma and other types of aberration, every new addition to the lineup provides a new level of contrast, resolution and compact design.

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Reduce Lens Flare and Ghosting

Nikon's Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced lens flare.

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G 4.9 5 84 84
Great Lens! I was deciding between the 1.4 and the 1.8. After reading many reviews, I picked this lens, didn't disappoint! October 14, 2014
Love this lens! I'm new to the DSLR community so I did some research on what lens would be the best fit for my needs...mainly taking photos of my nine month old. I'm so glad I chose this lens - the photos I've taken with it are beautiful. I still have a lot to learn so I can't wait to see everything this lens is capable of! September 21, 2014
Fastest Lens Ever This lens is very fast and very high response. Every photographer had this lens. September 16, 2014
Little lens, big output I love this little lens. It's great for portraits and night photography because of its f1.8. I also love it for its size. It's nice and light when having to carrying it around on a day-long shoot. August 26, 2014
Bokelicious It is a very fast lens with some excellent Boke(h). AF is fast and smooth. if you want a relatively inexpensive lens for everyday shooting This one is a winner & should be in your go to bag. August 22, 2014
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Thinking of returning 35mm for 55mm. Thoughts?

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I just received my 35mm and I'm not as blown away as I thought I would be. Photography is my hobby and I pretty much take picture of my kiddies. I would like to start my own small photography business. I am thinking of returning my 35mm for the 50 mm. Any thoughts?
 
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You will be limiting you field of view. A 50mm on a DX format camera will give you a 75mm equivalent field of view. Suppose you want a group shot of children at a party? If you intend on making photography a business why not invest in a AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED or if you intend to step up to FX a AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
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Address of NIKON Dubai?

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could you tell me nikon dubai address? or authorized nikon dealers I need to buy 50mm 1.8g
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http://ae.nikon-asia.com/en_AE/where_to_buy/where_to_buy.page?lang=
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Same lens but the JAA015DA is grey market and you will not get a Nikon warranty. The US2199 will come with and one year standard , five year extended warranty (no charge, just register lens with Nikon) please read:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/331/~/what-is-gray-market%3F
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Will this lens work on a NikonD60 or D5100

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Yes, full functions on both the D60 & D5100.
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Does this lens works with D5000?

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Yes, the lens has a built in focus motor.
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Yes it will
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Will this work on the new Nikon D3300 Dx camera? If so what will it be like

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Yes, it will be fully compatible. It will give you a 75mm effective field of view and excellent depth of field. It is a good portrait lens and will do well in low light situations.
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what is the sharpest aperture setting

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The sharpest aperture will be f/16. The higher the f/stop—the smaller the opening in the lens—the greater the depth of field—the sharper the background. The f/stop also affects shutter speed. Using a low f/stop means more light is entering the lens and therefore the shutter doesn't need to stay open as long to make a correct exposure which translates into a faster shutter speed. Again, the reverse is true: using a high f/stop means that less light is entering the lens and therefore the shutter will need to stay open a little longer which translates into a slower shutter speed. Provided below is a link for more information on Understanding Maximum Aperture and Choosing an Aperture: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...
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Is AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G is compatible with Nikon D3300?

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Yes it is.
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Need an advice.

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I recently purchased my first DSLR, D3300. I have read great comments about the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Prime Lens but now I am not sure which is best for my camera?

Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Yes, excellent lens, you will be very happy with the image quality. Effective field of view will be 52mm.
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AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and D810

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Are these lenses compatible with the D810?
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Yes, the AF-S 50mm f/1.8g is fully compatible with the D810.
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Only you can answer that, undoubtedly will be sharper than the 18-55 at 50mm, will also be faster, all comes down to whether you need the extra speed but lose the zoom
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which is the best budget prime lens for D5200 for portraits and street photography?

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I have the kit 18-55mm and 55-300mm lens, but they are not so great in candid photography. I also travel a lot and would like to use the prime lens for night and low light photography. I am currently confused between the 35mm f/1.8G and 50mm f/1.8G prime lenses.
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I would go with the 35mm gives you a wider angle of view.
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Which hood should I buy for this lens?

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The lens is supplied with the HB-47
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Fully compatible and will make an excellent portrait lens.
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Number of filters before vignetting

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I just got this 50mm f/1.8G for my D7000 and I am looking to put on a 58mm NC filter, then I would like to step it up to 77mm for use with a graduated neutral density and/or circular polarizer (to match future lenses that I would like to get).

Will I have any vignetting issues doing NC, 58-67mm step-up, 67-77mm step-up, then one or both of the 77mm filters that I mentioned? Most likely I would only ever be using one of the 77mm filters at a time, but was wondering about the worst case scenario.

What if I ever upgrade from a DX body to an FX body?

Would it be better to get a lower quality 58-77mm step-up ring rather than the two good quality (B+W from Adorama) step-up rings that I mentioned (since I can't seem to find a B+W 58-77mm step-up ring)?
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