|AF||Autofocus lens with mechanical transmission of the aperture value to the camera. Designed for Nikon SLR cameras equipped with built-in motor. The autofocus will not be available with the rest of Nikon SLR cameras.|
|D||The lens transmits distance information to the camera.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G Special Edition||Nov 2013||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G||Apr 2011||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D||Feb 2002||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8||Jan 1990||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8||Sep 1986||⊗|
|Nikon AI-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8||Aug 1985||⊗|
|Nikon AI-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 (Export)||Jul 1981||⊗|
|Nikon AI-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8||1980||⊗|
|Nikon AI Nikkor 50mm F/1.8||Jan 1978||⊗|
|Nikon AI Nikkor 50mm F/2||Mar 1977||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/2||Nov 1974||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor-H·C 50mm F/2||Dec 1972||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor-H 50mm F/2||Mar 1967||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor-H 50mm F/2||Jan 1964||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor-S 50mm F/2||Apr 1959||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||46.8° (35mm full frame)
31.6° (Nikon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||6 elements in 5 groups|
|Closest focusing distance:||45 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||7|
|Type of autofocus motor:||No motor (Nikon F)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø63.5 x 39 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||52 mm|
The lens barrel is compact, of moderate weight, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera. Full-Time Manual Focus is not available.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 52 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
It should be noted that most lenses of the system have such diameter of the filter thread, that is why if you will purchase additional lens with similar focal length and/or speed, you probably will be able to share filters between them.
- The autofocus will not be available with Nikon D40, D40X, D60, D3000-D3400, D5000-D5600 SLR cameras.
The focusing ring rotates during autofocus which looks pretty anachronistic by today's standards. It is strongly recommended not to touch the ring or manually stop its movement because it might result in damage to the lens and/or camera.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
|Camera||Nikon D3X||Nikon D3X|
|Sensor size||35.9×24 mm||35.9×24 mm|
|Distortion||-0.3 %||-0.49 %|
|Vignetting at F/1.8||-1.27 EV||-1.54 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 3 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 44..56 mm)
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.4||1986||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.4||1991||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D||1995||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8||1986||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8||1990||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.4G||2008||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G||2011||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G Special Edition||2013||⊗|
|Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM | A||2014||⊗|
|Sigma 50mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM||2008||⊗|
|Tamron SP AF 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013||2015||⊗|