We’re announcing the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, a bright, fast, 50mm fixed focal length (prime) lens, 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 lens, at a very reasonable price (RRP: $299).
A new optical design that enables f/1.8 maximum aperture utilises an aspherical lens element, which achieves superior rendering performance for excellent image quality even with shooting in low light. 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.
Technical Specs for the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
|Focal length||50 mm|
|Lens construction||7 elements in 6 groups?including 1 spherical 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 × 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 AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G will be available at all authorised Nikon stockists.