Nikon AF Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8D

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AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D[1]
Lens Nikkor 50mm.jpg
Technical data
Focal length50mm
Crop factor1
Aperture (max/min)f/1.8 - f/22
Close focus distance0.45m
Max. magnification1/6.6
Diaphragm blades7 (straight)
Construction6 elements in 5 groups
Ultrasonic motorNo No
Lens-based stabilizationNo No
Macro capableNo No
ApplicationNormal Lens
Max. length39 mm
Weight155 g
Filter diameter52mm
Lens hoodHR-2
Angle of view
Retail info
MSRP$110.00 USD

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.


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. This lens can be used with both the FX and the DX cameras.[4] 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this lens can only use manual focus on entry-level cameras such as the D40, D60, D3000, D5000, D3100 or D5100; however, a newer version of the same lens, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8G, will autofocus successfully on these cameras.[2] With a reverse coupler, one can also reverse mount this lens on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


  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". Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  3. ^ "AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D". Nikon Corporation. 2002-02-21. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  4. ^ "Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Review | Any Shot Pro". Retrieved 2017-10-10.

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