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Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Camera Lens - 2137

Abt Model: 2137 | UPC Code: 018208021376
Retail Price : $134.95
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D-Type Lens/ Multi-Layer Coating/ Lightweight And Compact/ Provides Speed And Compact Design/ 52mm Filter Size/ Stops Down To f/22/ Black Finish
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Product Details

Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Camera Lens, Model 2137

Features:

  • D-type lens design provides distance information as part of flash and ambient light exposure processes
  • Multi-layer coating minimizes flare and ghosting
  • Exceptionally lightweight and compact. Ideal for travel photography
  • Classic normal lens provides speed and compact design
  • 52mm filter size
  • Stops down to f/22 for excellent depth-of-field control

Specifications:

  • Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Format: FX/35mm
  • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 31°30'
  • Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 46°
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.15x
  • Lens Elements: 6
  • Lens Groups: 5
  • Compatible Format(s)
    • FX
    • DX
    • FX in DX Crop Mode
    • 35mm Film
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7
  • Distance Information: Yes
  • Super Integrated Coating: Yes
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.5ft.(0.45m)
  • Focus Mode
    • Auto
    • Manual
  • G-type: Yes
  • Filter Size: 52mm
  • Accepts Filter Type: Screw-on

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 5.5 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens
 
4.8

(based on 78 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent output (4)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Nice bokeh (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Low light (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Prime Lens for the money

    I was in the market for a good prime lens but didn't want to spend too much for my first one so I decided to go with this one. At first, I was skeptical...Read complete review

    I was in the market for a good prime lens but didn't want to spend too much for my first one so I decided to go with this one. At first, I was skeptical as it was cheap, not a AF-S lens, material seems light and cheap, and didn't seem very durable. It wasn't till I started using it and realized its potential. This is a great lens. Shoots very crisp images with a nice blur effect in the background which helps bring your attention to the subject of the picture. It helps bring out the atmosphere of the subject matter in your photos without losing much of the image and color. It's a great lens during events, especially in a low-light environment and also a great lens for portraits and landscape. With a wide range of F-stops from 1.8 to 22, you have a wide variety of aperture to choose from to adapt to your surroundings. I now mostly use this lens for events and portraits. The only con I have with this lens is that it's a AF lens and is not compatible with the new D3100/D5100, as well as the D3000 and D5000. I wouldn't recommend this to beginners who are using these new bodies since you have to manually focus your images. I use it on my D3100 and it takes several shots for you to get the focus right. It's also quite noisy when it auto-focuses on a compatible body such as the D90/D7000 and up. I would recommend the new 50mm 1.8G Lens for beginners since that is a AF-S lens and is very quiet when focusing. It's also compatible with all Nikon DSLRs. Other than those cons, this is a great lens for beginners and professionals alike. I would highly recommend you to pick this up since it's quite affordable and takes excellent pictures. All of my sample pictures were taken with a D3100 body.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Bad for the price

    The price you pay for this lens it's worth it. But the quality is not the best. It's all made with plastic and doesn't feel too strong. But once again, it's very inexpensive...Read complete review

    The price you pay for this lens it's worth it. But the quality is not the best. It's all made with plastic and doesn't feel too strong. But once again, it's very inexpensive compared to other brands. So, if you don't have a large budget, and need a fast lens, this is the best option.

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    1.0

    "Hot spot" aberrations at apertures lower than f/11 - please, please, do not purchase this lens. Research it first.

    By LowellJensen

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens:

    When a customer purchases a lens from Nikon, it is generally assumed that the product will meet the highest standards of quality and dependability. This is why I was so surprised to discover a "purple spot", or "pale blue dot" visible at lower apertures on the AF Nikkor 50 mm 1.8 D. After a great deal of trial and error, trouble shooting, and wasted money cleaning the thing, I learned, to the best of my knowledge, the purple spot is presumably caused by light bouncing off the sensor, back on the rear element lens, and back on the sensor (no, this is not glare, it is not a lens flare, or dirty lens- you can literally detect this problem from a brand new lens, fresh out of the box at a camera store). This design flaw renders the lens functionally useless at apertures lower than F11. Simply search "pale purple dot, AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8D" on the internet to see what I mean. Nikon should recall the product with the intent on discovering if this aberration represents a manufacturing error in a limited batch of AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lenses or a larger problem, and then they should fix it. When I contacted Nikon about this, they were very respectful, but have not recognized or admitted to this common problem (to my knowledge). If you are even considering purchasing this lens, try it before you buy it.

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    5.0

    Superb value for a very capable lens.

    By HumblePhotog

    from Atlanta, GA

    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens:

    I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality of images I consistently get from this little lens. For the price, there isn't much to complain about. No, it's not the sharpest lens in the world when shooting it wide open - nor will it produce the best bokeh at that range - but stopped down to f/2.8-4, you'll really see it shine. It will still perform well if you need to shoot it at f/1.8, but don't expect miracles from it. That said, you can't beat the clarity and quality you're getting for the price. If you have a camera body with built-in AF, this lens is a no brainer.

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    2.0

    Poor Focus Ring!

    By UserHg

    from India

    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens:

    This lens comes with a "deadly rough focus ring". Every time I try to focus on the subject, it keeps overshooting the focus point on either side. I've a standard kit lens i.e. 18-55mm VR kit but it has a really smooth focus ring. Then I have a friend who has Canon 600D. He possesses a 50mm f/1.8 which has a INCREDIBLY SMOOTH FOCUS RING! Please Nikon! If it's a defect in my lens, please replace it or please improve your quality regarding this lens. I don't expect such a mistake from you! THIS LENS IS AWESOME OTHERWISE! Thank you!

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    5.0

    Amazing image quality at an affordable price!

    By ClassicDigital

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens:

    I bought this lens for my Nikon D7000. I'm getting more into video so I needed a lens with an aperture control ring. With bodies like the D7000 and higher you can take advantage of the aperture control ring when using AF-D lenses. You have to enable this function in the D7000's menu. Its custom function f6. When enabled the aperture ring will allow you to change the aperture in live view and while recording video, which is a HUGE plus for videographers. I also have the 24mm 2.8D which is another great AF-D lens. Both of these lenses are all I really need for video. As for image quality well its sharp! very sharp. Its actually better then I was expecting. Its a little soft wide open which is to be expected. However stopped down a bit and this lens will deliver amazing detail and color. Its built quality is just as good as other D lenses. Its made of plastic but it doesn't feel cheap. It feels solid in the hand, plus its focus ring is nice and smooth with a little bit of resistance. As for auto focusing on my D7000 its fast to find focus. Its not loud like other people complain about. I mean yeah it makes noise but its not annoying. Over all I'd buy this lens again and again. I really hope Nikon keeps all of their AF-D lenses in production for a long time. They are small and compact plus they are affordable.

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    5.0

    Amazing addition to the AW1 with FT1 adaptor !

    By LeTone

    from Montreal, QC, Canada

    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens:

    This prime lens turned my AW1 into a beast. Sharpness, wonderfull low light caption and control over focusing via the manual focus ring. You just set and lock aperture at 22 on the aperture ring and the AW1 controls aperture via the FT1 mount. The focus only works on manual though, but it's no big problem. The lens is still amazing and fun to use. Maybe an upcomming firmware update might add autofocus ability ? Who knows. This is still the best bang for the buck i've had !

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    5.0

    Nifty Fifty

    By Walter

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Street

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Camera Lens:

      Between this and my 35mm f/1.8G, these are my everyday lenses on my DX D3000. You can find this lens cheaper at other retailers but I had a gift certificate to use and an Abt agent was able to price match. Shipped immediately and the quality was exceptional. Would buy again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best kept secret

      By Fraucha

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens:

      If you honestly think you have to spend a boat load of money on a 50mm you are sadly mislead. I have used this lens on my D800 for the last 15 months. So, before you bash D800 users for using this lens, keep in mind that this glass is so sharp it will make you weep. Exactly what a D800(e) needs. Exceedingly light, fast focus, dead on sharp. This is a great walk around lens and honestly after spending money on the holy trinity and a few other lenses "pros" tell you you must have....I keep this on almost always. For the price you can not go wrong, you will be more than pleased with it's performance. Get it, you won't be sorry. The only other 50 I like is the 50mm f1.2 AI-s, but this 1.8 is just so much more fun.

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      4.0

      Great lens

      By Pabst

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens:

      Purchased this lens for my wife and she loves it. Picture quality is great and the lens seems to be fairly versatile.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome sharpness!

      By SRBPhotogallery

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens:

      This lens is fantastic, fast, sharp and bright! A great lens to walk around with and not take up much space!

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent inexpensive little lens.

      By jhawk1000

      from Kansas, USA

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f1.8D Lens:

      I have owned this lens for some time now. I do not use it often since I shoot wildlife but when I do, the pictures are always sharp with excellent contrast.

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