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Great performance for the money
This is my 4th Nikkor 50mm prime. I purchased a 50/1.4G ~three years ago, but did not like it due to its lack of sharpness and contrast at the first 3 stops....Read complete review
This is my 4th Nikkor 50mm prime. I purchased a 50/1.4G ~three years ago, but did not like it due to its lack of sharpness and contrast at the first 3 stops. Having expected a better product for the money at that time I returned it after a week. This new 50/1.8 is technically amazing! At short distances it is very sharp already at f/1.8. At longer, landscape distances, it is sharp at f/2.2. For most situations, it stays pretty consistent until f/14, and then the picture quality clearly drops off at f16. That''s a pretty large range of useful apertures set in 1/3 steps! Compared to my other 50mm lenses, it outperformes the older, manual 50/1.8, with regard to corner sharpness and contrast, especially wide open, but it does not hold a candle to the manual AIS 50/1.2 whith regard to color reproduction and bokeh. With my 50/f1.2, pictures more often turn out to be vibrant and alive, whereas this new 50/1.8 seems to produce very accurate, but also a bit sterile results. The above are my personal (non-technical) impressions. Comparing lenses solely at an objective, measurable, technical performance level does not do them justice, IMO. Each lens has its own character, and some are more suited for certain situations, motives and camera bodies, than others. It takes time to really get to know a lens, and I still learn something new about my gear even after having owned it for several years. That said, user reviews always need to be read with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, if you are in the market for a modern 50mm prime, this lens maybe is the best product for the money right now. I wholeheartedly would recommend it to my best friends.
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unable to focus properly
Just got this lens....brand new. First, I have a very hard time putting it on, and taking it off my camera. I feel as though I will break either my...Read complete review
Just got this lens....brand new. First, I have a very hard time putting it on, and taking it off my camera. I feel as though I will break either my camera or the lens. Second, it will not focus at all. When I look through my viewfinder it's a blurred mess. Third, I believe the focus ring is messed up. It seems like a cheap plastic mess. I will try one more time, but It will probably be going back. My Canon has a great 50mm 1.8. No problems with it at all.
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from Mount Prospect, IL
Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f1.8G Camera Lens:
This is a fantastic lens. Paired with my D3300 the photos are super crisp and beautiful. This is now my go to lens for outdoor and a majority of the shooting indoor as well. Great choice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This is my favorite lens. Once I got it, I couldn't stop using it. The pictures come out extremely sharp. Everyone wants me to take pictures of them now that I have this lens because it's THAT good. It's a steal for the price it's at.
from Willingboro, NJ, USA
A friend of mine let me test his first, then I rushed to go get myself one. Best lens I ever bought in the 20 years of my photography career. Ive been using Tamron and Sigma for years, now I regret it. Tack sharp for portraits. Bokeh is beautiful. Now I am selling my Tamron and Sigma lenses.
Excellent is low lights
from Sri Lanka
Very good performance in low light with no distortions But there are some chromatic aberrations near by highlights, but it is not too high As overall this is very good for portrait photography and low light photography and for landscapes also...
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
A major upgrade to my previous lens, the starter lens of the Nikon D3200. The focus is much more intense and better. The f/1.8 allows me to place my shutter speed higher. It's just overall amazing and better.
My Favorite Lens
from Bakersfield, CA, USA
I am by no means a professional at what I do, but I can tell you that this lens is phenomenal. I participate in yearbook at my high school where we have 15 different cameras with tons of different lenses and this is the only one I will use. In fact, I just bought a D3300 for myself this last week and made sure to pick up the nifty fifty 1.8G with it. Absolutely love it!! All photos on this site are taken with the lens: bartelphotography2.wix.com/bartel
Prime Lens, Prime Quality
from Ottawa, ON, Canada
I purchased this lens for the second after the first was stolen and I realized the magic of photography is properly back with it, again. Currently I am using this with the D7200 and the results are amazing. It's a stunning lens and is a must have for every photographer !
from Pretoria, South Africa
This is an awesome lens, very sharp, fast AF and performs great in low light. I've been using the lens with my Nikon D7200 for the last few months and love it! Great value for money!
(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Phenomenal Portrait Lens
from Kent, WA, USA
I'm a studio portrait and on location Photographer for about 10+ years and have been researching a new lens for several years. This 50mm 1.8 is so much fun to photograph with. It allows me to get up close in portraits and still get a great blurred background. I haven't used it for more then 5 feet away from a subject but it serves pretty darn well so far.I feel this lens is a must have for any photographer looking for a portrait lens. The 1.8 f stop is perfect for portraits, newborns, and even if you are into product photography!If you are looking to get into photography you Have to have this in your camera bag.
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Great up close Portrait lens
Blurs background with great ease to save on editing
Makes what you want in perfect focus and putting all distractions out of focus.
from Brunswick, GA, USA
I feel as though this lens is fast and crisp. I use it for wildlife and portraits. very versatile for aprime lens!
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