The 50mm was the standard lens that came with camera bodies, un till the 1980`s when zoom lenses took over the market.The 50mm lens is said to be the lens that comes closest to the human eye`s perception of distance and depth, Thus labeled as a "normal" lens.This does not apply to a APS-C type camera tough, like Nikon's DX sized digital SLR`s. On a DX sized Dslr the lens becomes a 75mm f/1.8, which is more of a portrait lens then a all round lens like the 50mm. To get a equivalent 50mm in digital, you got 2 choices, a 35mm or a 28mm, which translates into 52.5mm and 42mm. The Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8 is the cheapest of the"good" lenses. There are a couple of cheaper lenses in Nikons lineup. But those are not worth the money or the mentioning at all.
||6 Elements in 5 groups
||46° (35mm / FX), 31° 30 minutes (DX)
||HR-2 Rubber hood
||Front lens cap
Rear lens cap
||7 straight blades.
||Discontinued (review based on the "Non-D" version)
- Sharp. This lens really performs well
- Cheap. Good lenses can be cheap, after all.
- Light weight
- Plastic. 155 grams of plastic @ you`r fingertips
- Not a "normal" lens on a Nikon DX sized DSLR
- Will not autofocus on the lower end Nikon Dslr's
- IR performance, usable to f/8, after that the lens Hot-spots badly
One of the "cheap" Nikkor's you`d want to own. It might be cheap, but the performance of it, is far from cheap. Sharp and crisp, would describe the lens better. Overall the performance of this lens says buy one, you won`t be disappointed.
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Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D Price From: $119.95 USD
Nikon AF 50mm f/1.4D Price From: $299.95 USD
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G Price From: $429.95 USD
Nikkor MF 50mm f/1.2 AI-S Price From $679.95 USD
Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI-S Price From: $459.95 USD
Or if you want a equivalent 50mm on a DX DSLR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens Price From: $194.95 USD
Nikon AF 28mm f/2.8D Price From: $254.95 USD
Nikon AF 35mm f/2.0D Price From: $349.95 USD
Sigma AF 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Price: $439.00 USD
*Prices are subject to change. Listed price is from March 7, 2010
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