Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D AF Review Round-Up

nikkor-af-50mm-f-18-dIf you own or have used this lens, let us know what you think! Leave your comments and thoughts below. Get information and user reviews for this lens from Amazon: Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Photo Zone

The Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8 D is a low profile lens with less sex-appeal than the big glass but it is an interesting lens nonetheless. At wide-open aperture it is a little soft at the image borders and the contrast level is a little on the low side. However, at medium aperture settings the resolution figures are exceptionally high and surely a benchmark to beat. Distortions are negligible and vignetting is very well controlled. The build quality of the lens is very decent and the AF performance leaves nothing to be desired. READ FULL REVIEW

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SLR Gear

The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens has a wide aperture range (f/4-16) over which it can yield sharp (over the entire frame) photos that display essentially no distortion. Wide open, it shows considerable corner softness, but the center of the frame is only a little soft. Accordingly, it can make a good available-light lens for shooters on a bargain, at least if you can manage to keep your low-light subjects near the center of the frame. While the CA and Shading values are slightly above average in the six-lens competition, both performances are acceptable. Selling at a typical street-price of $115, it seems a particularly good buy. READ FULL REVIEW

Ken Rockwell

If you need super sharpness and a fast aperture than choose this over a zoom at the same price. This lens makes almost no compromises in image quality; it is inexpensive because it is both a very simple lens to make and few people want them today. A $90 zoom lens has to cut many corners in image quality that this 50mm doesn’t. READ FULL REVIEW

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