Nikon AF Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8D

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AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D[1]
Lens Nikkor 50mm.jpg
Key features
Maker: Nikon
Vibration reduction: No No
Silent wave motor: No No
Macro capable: No No
Application: Normal Lens
Technical data
Type: Prime
Focal length: 50mm
Frame coverage: Full frame
Aperture (max/min): f/1.8 - f/22
Construction: 5 groups / 6 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 7 (straight)
Close focus distance: 0.45m
Max. magnification: 1/6.6
Physical
Max. diameter: 63.5mm
Max. length: 39 mm
Weight: 155 g
Filter diameter: 52mm
Accessories
Lens hood: HR-2
Case: CL-30S
Angle of view
Diagonal: 46°
History
Introduced: 2002
Retail info
MSRP US$ $110.00

The Nikon 50 mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor is one of Nikon's 50 mm lenses. This Double-Gauss lens[1] replaces the 50mm f/1.8 (non-D).[2] A 50 mm prime lens is the normal lens for the 135 film format.

Introduction[edit]

This lens was introduced on February 21, 2002.[3]

On a Nikon DX format DSLR, a 50 mm lens is cropped to the angle of a view of a short telephoto lens (~75 mm equivalent; field-of-view crop is 1.54). Prime lenses can be cheaper and easier to manufacture than zoom lenses and may have better optical characteristics compared with zoom lenses of comparable price. The combination of low cost and high optical quality makes this a popular lens among many photographers. When used on DX format cameras the resulting angle of view along with its large aperture also make it a lens suitable for portraiture.

Being an F-mount lens, it will mount as well as meter on all Nikon DSLRs. The lack of an internal autofocus motor means that this lens can only use manual focus on entry level cameras such as the D40, D60, D3000, D5000, D3100 or D5100; however, a newer version of the same lens, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8G, will autofocus successfully on these cameras.[2] With a reverse coupler, one can also reverse mount this lens on to a camera or reverse mount it in front of another lens to use it for macro shots, although it is a procedure not recommended by Nikon.

AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D". Lenses. Nikon Corporation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b Rockwell, Ken. "Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D". Kenrockwell.com. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  3. ^ "AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D". Nikon Corporation. 2002-02-21. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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