Reviews and Problems with Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor
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Cara G, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
Excerpt: I love this lens! But if you are a newbie , like myself the 50 mm 1.8f may be better for you because it has the manual option. Again quality is great, but I need to learn to shoot better with it!
Excerpt: The 50mm 1.8D lens from Nikon is a pretty sharp lens. The price is obviously VERY nice. It was the first Nikon lens I ever bought when I switched to Nikon several years ago. I thought it was a pretty nice lens, but since then, I have purchased the 105mm 2.8G VR Micro-Nikkor, and the 70-200mm 2.8G VRII, and have used the 24-70 and the 14-24 f/2.8G lenses, and I gotta say . . after using those beautiful lenses, you can really see what is wrong with the 50 1.8D.
Pros: Lightweight, Sharp
Cons: Badly Made, Chromatic aberation, Difficult to Clean, Loud focusing, Slow Focus, Tough To Attach, Unattractive Bokeh, Weak Casing
Excerpt: Just rec'd this lens after CAREFULLY reading entire description and I have a Nikon D3200 --- I checked other sites and see that auto focus is NOT supported and this was not noted in the description : ***About the Nikon 50mm F/1.8This compact and fast, f/1.8 lens is versatile and perfect for travel and portrait pictures as well as general photography.
Excerpt: I've had the lens for a week now and have captured some excellent images on my d7000. Very clear, very light, and affordable. The lens is a bit 'plasticy' and autofocus noise is noticeable but not necessarily a negative in my opinion. As a student with a very limited budget I am very happy with the lens.
Excerpt: this is an ok lens, and that is about all. it focuses quickly, and at 1.8 is nice and fast. it is a great, small, walking-around / photojournalistic lens, but the contrast is horribly low and the ghosting is pretty pronounced. for a semi-disposable lens to just grab moments and not get in your way, it is great. just do not try to use it for high-quality prints.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good in low light, Lightweight
Excerpt: This is my first 50mm lens and I have used it a couple of times to shoot portrait, macro, and street scenes. When I use the lens correctly, I am happy with the results. The only thing I noticed is that the focus seems to be a bit slow. If I had a bigger budget, I would go for the higher quality lens but for this price, the lens is very good.
Excerpt: I tested this lens and compared with manual Nikkor 50mm 1/1.8 AI. The new lens is opticaly good, both has nice bohem, but the old one is sharper, has better construction and a much sturdier. This lens are unsteady and probably no for intensive use. If AF is not neccesary for you, buy used AI lens for less and you will not be dissapointed. I would not buy it again. The B&H customer service is avesome!