Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF NIKKOR reviews: Wide Angle Lens

115 customer reviews

This lens is a good all rounder.

£109 at 1 retailer out of 424 retailers checked

9.1 out of 10 based on 115 reviews.
Diameter: 6.3 cm, 3.9 See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF NIKKOR

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andrew, Hitcham, Ipswich

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
all good
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Apr 2012

Rich, southampton

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
this is a cracking lens for anyone wanting to capture the perfect image. I bought mine to capture the moments of my little boy growing up. The image quality is superb, it's also light and portable.
Bad points:
only downside is that for my Nikon it only has manual focus which can be tricky trying to capture a moving object.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2015

Ed, shrewsbury

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Light weight, razor sharp
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Apr 2012

Bethan, Rugeley Young Budding Photographer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I love the depth of field on this lense. I recently went to photograph a concert and got some really good close up shots of the singer.
Bad points:
The only thing I'd say, is when I was taking a picture of the subject, I have to stand back a lot as you cannot control the zoom on this lense. But obviously I know this is just how it was made, I just didn't read into enough. Overall though I'm really happy with it.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Sep 2014

Andrzej,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
solid construction, quiet and fast autofocus, a lot of light. Very good lens for a great price
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2012

Melanie,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
lightweight, sharp image, excellent value - would recommend this to anyone!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2011

Aaron, Kent

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The Nikon 50mm f1.8 D AF is a fantastic little lens. Its small, lightweight, yet robust. It is relatively quick to focus although it can struggle a little in a dimly lit area, much like any other lens. Sometimes I do forget that it is a prime lens and occasionalIy attempt to manually adjust a zoom that isn't there! Remember to keep your hands clear of the focus grip when in AF mode! All you need to do is point and click.

Two tips for those new to Nikons/this lens. In order to use this lens correctly in AF mode, you have to set the aperture to f/22 and lock it into place via the little orange switch on the lens body. The f-stop is then controlled by the camera body.

Secondly, this lens will not autofocus on the Nikon D40 or D60 which has no onboard motor. For those models you will need AF-S/AF-G lenses with inbuilt motors, not AF-D lenses.

The 50mm makes for an ideal close portrait and general photography lens. The images are razor sharp and wide open, the depth of field is really shallow, allowing for beautiful bokeh. The reasonably large aperture makes it useful for quite low light situations, although if you can afford it, I'd recommend the f/1.4 if you aren't using a flash. All in all, a great bit of kit at a decent price, that every Nikonian should have in their camera bag!
Bad points:
None really but, if you can afford it go for the f/1.4 for the additional low light capabilities.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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74 of 75 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Mar 2010

Product Features

Type of lens Wide Angle
Diameter in cm 6.3
Length in cm 3.9
Weight (g) 155
Type of image stabiliser No
Lens Fitting Fujifilm
Lens Fitting Nikon
 

Manufacturer's Description

Key Features

  • Compact, affordable normal lens
  • Lightweight (155g)
  • Great depth-of-field control – stops down to f/22
  • Ideal for close-up photography with an auto extension ring

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