The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G with a field of view that approximates the human eye excels at portraiture, travel, landscapes, event photography and more. This prime lens features innovative optical elements and a wide f/1.8 aperture for lifelike images, smooth background defocusing and superior low-light performance. Compact and lightweight, this lens is the ideal travel companion.
Optimised for our high-resolution DSLRs, this lens features a host of innovations that enhance your photographic experience. Its 50mm focal length offers a field of view similar to the human eye, creating a natural perspective in your photographs, superior sharpness and smoother background defocusing. It is particularly effective when photographing half-body portraitures. The Aspherical lens element corrects distortion caused by lens aberrations, offering stunning sharpness and quality bokeh. Our exclusive Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency for rich colours and reduced flares.
To complement the advanced optics, this lens features our Silent Wave Motor (SWM). This technology works seamlessly with your DSLR for quick, quiet and continuous autofocusing for crisp images. The lens also has a handy M/A mode for seamless switching to manual focus, giving you total creative control.
A bright and fast, normal 50mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8
Adoption of the 50mm focal length and f/1.8 maximum aperture enables the simple capture of images exhibiting pleasing blur characteristics with hand-held shooting, even in dimly lit indoor settings. This lens is perfectly suited to the spontaneous capture of the intended subject with snapshots and landscape photos. When this lens is used with a Nikon DX-format digital-SLR camera, the effective angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a 75-mm focal length.
A new optical design utilizing an aspherical lens element enables superior rendering performance
Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
Equipped with two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual)
A size and weight that makes it very portable
Lens Construction (Elements/Groups)
7 elements in 6 groups (with one aspherical lens element)
Picture Angle with 35mm (135) format
Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format
Closest focusing distance
Maximum reproduction ratio
Filter Attachment Size
Dimensions (approx.) (from the cameraâ€™s lens mounting flange)
Approximately 72 mm diameter x 52.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 185 g
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area)
58mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-58, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-47, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1013
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