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Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

The Nikkor 50mm is a compact and lightweight prime lens (fixed f Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

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Overall 2
2.0

Does not work on D5100

Try once, B&H Photo
5 April 2013
  • Excerpt: After comparing 50mm options I opted for this model for price and performance but it does not deliver what was expected. Does not autofocus, and manually has to be set in the "locked" position. Even then the focus is erratic, sometimes on the subject, sometimes in the background.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Does Not Focus, Tough To Attach
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

photo10, Walmart
12 November 2012
Overall 2
2.0

Not nearly as sharp as kit zoom. Yuck!

Jim in Central New York, B&H Photo
23 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Horribly blurry at f1.8. Really blurry at f2.8. Not until f4 is there some improvement. Sharpness remains inferior to every other modern lens I own whatever the f-stop. I use Nikon D-90 and D-300.<br />This lens is good ONLY for hoops games in dark gyms where f2.8 is still too darn dark. No weddings, no landscapes, no artistic available-light.<br /><br />Hype about its sharpness is wrong.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful light falloff f/1.8

Gary, B&H Photo
14 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Light falloff starting just outside the center and increasing to the edges at f/1.8 is excessive and surprising. You can't blame the Chinese manufacturer for this optical design flaw. I agree that Nikon should pull it from the market to protect their reputation.
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 2
2.0

very disappointed

bk, B&H Photo
17 May 2011
  • Excerpt: I wanted to purchase a 50mm lens that would be compatible with my Nikon.I was not told at the time of purchase that the lens was NOT compatible with the auto focus feature of my camera, which is important to me. I returned the lens. My eyesight is somewhat dependent on the auto focus but if you don't need this feature than the lens is fine in all other regards.
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Overall 2
2.0

did not work

Timothy C., B&H Photo
7 February 2011
  • Excerpt: i got the lens and when i put it on my D300 it cam up Err and would not work and i was reading where some other people have had the same problem, so i still have not got the lens [...
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Overall 2
2.0

Waste of money. 35 1.8 is much better.

DC Shooter, B&H Photo
3 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Bought this as my first prime. I thought it was great until I bought the 35 1.8. The diff is night and day.<br /><br />This lens has a terrible slow and inaccurate focus. It is soft at f/1.8 and only decent at f/2.8. The 35 1.8 is almost as sharp at 1.8 as this is at 2.8. <br /><br />Sold this lens and don't regret it. Waste of money.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

had to send back

nicole, Ritz Camera
17 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The lense for some reason would not focus on auto i had to manually do it and it was blurry so i had to send it back. Not sure if it was the lense being defected or if it just does not auto focus on the d40x
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

had to send back

nicole, Ritz Camera
17 October 2008
Overall 2
2.0

Buy the F.14 Not This Lens

NWB, B&H Photo
5 October 2008
  • Excerpt: I attempted to replace a 20 year old Nikon F.1.4 50mm [...] Instead, I bought the F1.8. It was a big mistake. The lens was not nearly as sharp as my 20 year old until stopped down to at least F4, which makes it worthless for available light photography. B&amp;H was terrific. It took the lens back and gave a full credit toward a new F1.4. That lens is reasonably sharp at f1.4 and tack sharp at F2.0. I use it with my Nikon D300.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Needs to be stopped down, Weak Casing
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