AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

April 27, 2011

A bright and fast, normal 50mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, a fast, normal 50mm fixed focal length (prime) lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 that is compatible with Nikon FX-format digital-SLR cameras.

The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G offers the pleasing blur characteristics and three-dimensional rendering capabilities possible only with a fixed focal length (prime) lens at a very reasonable price. A new optical design that enables f/1.8 maximum aperture brightness and utilizes an aspherical lens element has been adopted for this lens, which achieves superior rendering performance for excellent image quality even with shooting in dimly lit indoor settings. The built-in Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures quiet autofocus operation. What's more, the SWM means that autofocus shooting is also possible when the lens is used with entry-level Nikon DX-format digital-SLR cameras such as the D5100 and D3100, which are not equipped with an autofocus drive motor.

Nikon has long had the support of professional and advanced amateur photographers for its consistent development of innovative products that respond to the demands of users and are equipped with the optical technologies Nikon has spent years cultivating as a manufacturer of optical devices. Nikon intends to continue to expand and strengthen the NIKKOR lineup with the steady release of new, high-performance lenses that offer advanced functions.

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Primary Features

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Primary Specifications

Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Minimum aperture f/16
Lens construction 7 elements in 6 groups(including 1 aspherical lens element)
Angle of view 47°(31°30' with Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras)
Minimum focus distance 0.45 m
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.15x
No. of diaphragm blades 7(rounded)
Filter attachment size 58 mm
Dimensions Approximately 72 mm diameter x 52.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approximately 185 g
Supplied accessories 58mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-58, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-47, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1013

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.