Reviews and Problems with Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor
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Poor Focus Ring!
26 April 2014
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: I bought this lens when I bought my D600. The kit lens that came with my D600 is sharper than this lens is. I shoot fashion, beauty and portraits and when I use this lens I usually shoot at 1.8-2.8. Unfortunately, it's not sharp when opened up that wide. I'll be getting the 1.8G to replace this "thrifty fifty". Although this lens is inexpensive, my advice would be to use the $[$] that you'd spend on this lens and put it towards buying the 1.8G version instead.
Excerpt: This isn't a great lens by any stretch of imagination. People writing positive reviews do a disservice to the vendor because many of these lenses will be returned. My guess positive reviews caused by several factors. One is that people don't have a good lens to compare with, so simply don't know better. Second, probably most of the reviewers used the lens on a crop sensor, where it's not at its worst. Thirdly, they probably never put a lens through the controlled tests.
Excerpt: This could make a great walk-around, but I can't use mine. If I stop down (f9, f11 etc) I get a blue circle in the middle of the shot. Sent it back to Nikon and they say this is the way they are made. Explained it's the reflection of the sensor in the coating of the glass and that they're all like this. It won't work with D90, D300, even on the D700 I had the same effect. Yeah, it's cheap, but only half a lens.
Excerpt: If you like a lens that you can do all the focus on then you would like this one.. I thought that this was the new one that auto focus for you. I'm not happy with it because it was not a auto focus,but the lens is ok for manual use only.