Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D

Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 50mm f/1.8D

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2003-11-07

MSRP Price: $155.72

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: This compact and fast, f/1.8 lens is versatile and perfect for travel and portrait pictures as well as general photography.

Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length50mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.15x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)31°30'
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)46°
Optical Information
Lens Elements6
Lens Groups5
Diaphragm Blades7
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance1.5 ft. (0.45m)
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size52mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions(Approx.) 2.5x1.5 in. (Diameter x Length), 63.5x39mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 5.5 oz. (155g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied Accessories52mm lens cap, Rear lens cap

Lens Construction

AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Construction

MTF Chart

AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D MTF Chart


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George Acuña

A trully fabulous lens. Absolutely, you will not need in your whole life, such a sharpness..! Simply…¡fantastic..!

Amit Sahoo

A Review for Dx Users by a Dx User:
A Dxian, short on budget, having just grown taller with a dslr, especially with a Christmas or holiday-trip round the corner, needs a LENS and This One, this is the one expert reviewers and professional around the net-n-the world themselves USE. So for us, at the price point ,its a STEAL. The Manual focus is one of greatest Tutors in the art of Photography, The Experts, dealing in the very best of great glasses and great tools, are constrained to notice the plasticity, the viginetty, the DOFity,, the edges-corners-tack-sharpness, the closest alternative,though pricey sort of thing, make no mistake , THIS IS A DREAM lens. Who cares if is dismantles ( some biggies fear) in three years ? Having bought this and worked with MF for sometime, lets review all reviews later and keep ours fingers ( not crossed ) on the DSLR. happy photography .


The nifty 50mm is a great tool to have in your bag. The f stop of 1.8 is really useful for night photography. Great lens at a great price! Here are sample images

Mike Reddy

I know that wedding photographers will criticise me for doing this.And whilst not being the ideal wedding lens, I have shot entire weddings with a nikkor 50mm 1.8D lens on a Nikon D610 with amaing results. I zoomed with my legs. I have also done portraits and landscapes with this lens. This is an outstanding lens considering its value. I will give the lens a 4 and a half out of 5.