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8.6 out of 10

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 4
4.0

Poor Focus Ring!

UserHg, Adorama
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.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 4
4.0

Good lens for Manual use only

Photonogo, Bestbuy
28 December 2013
  • Summary: The Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 AF lens is a good lens for night photography or low light picture taking.
  • Pros: The F 1.8 is a fast lens for low light use and blurred background
  • Cons: It won't work on my Nikon D5000 on auto mode
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok for the price, but soft below f4

Smashbase, B&H Photo
28 December 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Inexpensive
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor quality

SAS, B&H Photo
1 November 2013
Overall 4
4.0

you get what you pay

lensdude, B&H Photo
24 May 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: cheap
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Very Poor Image Quality
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0

Does not autofocus with the D-3000

bfehr, Bestbuy
25 October 2010
  • Summary: So, my ignorance didn't allow me to know that with this lens, and my D-3000, that I would have to manually focus.
  • Cons: Does not autofocus with D-3000
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Overall 4
4.0

Too much whiz and not enough bang

Louis, B&H Photo
23 June 2010
  • Excerpt: This lens is to soft. Slow to focus. I put this lens on my old d-70 for my grandson to play taking pictures with.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Fails above f9

redshot, B&H Photo
17 April 2010
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in bright light
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Overall 4
4.0

Manual use only lens

little Deb, Ritz Camera
3 January 2009
  • 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.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

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