Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
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Ian Hooi, REVIEW STREAM
28 January 2010
Excerpt: I have not had a chance to test the autofocus, but then again if it will autofocus with your camera, it isn’t a lens issue anymore as the autofocus drive motor would be in your camera body. If you’re looking to improve your photography, take photos in low light or just want a good cheap prime lens, this is the one you’re looking for. Going for USD$100 (as of July 2008), you can’t beat the bang for buck that this lens gives.
Excerpt: I bought this lens when I was just starting to figure out how to use my dslr, and it was not difficult to figure out. It is perfect for portraits and nature shots as well. It does not focus well on things less than 5 inches away. However, I believe you can shoot macro with it. While this "human eye" lens does not zoom, you can get close enough to get a decent nature shot, and when editing the photo you can zoom in quite far before the quality becomes bad.
Excerpt: "I bought this because it was so cheap compared to other wide aperture lenses. It's great for portraits and gives you full control of depth of field. I've got nothing but stunning results from this lens- pin sharp area of focus with a nice bokeh (blurring of background) when I want it. It's also good for shooting in low light conditions as it can let a lot of light in due to being able to go down to f/1.8. You can get lenses that go to lower f-stops, ...
Pros: good control of depth of field, produces high quality photos, value for money
Summary: This is a dirt cheap lens that is perfect for DX bodies. Great for portraits, street and indoor photography. It's sharp as a tack, light as a feather and fairly fast. If you're an amature or enthusiast photographer, then this lens should be a part of your kit. You could spend a ton more, but really this should do the trick if your starting out.
Summary: Good price & performance. A very light all purpose lens. Reasonably fast autofocus. The wide aperture is excellent for indoor usage. I have now completed the f/1.8 trinity (28mm, 50mm, 85mm). My favorite is the 28mm. The 85mm give the best image quality of the three. If I had to choose only one lens it would be the 50mm.
Excerpt: "...and low light conditions for Nikon AF DSLR camera bodies. It has no focusing motor of its own and as such it won't work in a Nikon D40, D60, D3000 series, but works like on charm on Nikons that can drive external lenses like the D200,D300. Do check lens compatability. Focusing is quick, it is light, feels a bit plasticky but not cheap and produces really superb results. Not only is it excellent in low light but generally, it just gets more details. ...
Summary: I regret selling my first one after only months of using it. It's because I already have the 35mm 1.8G and I am kinda confuse and never thought that I would need it for portraits ( coz my interest is landscape photography ). Good thing that they went on sale again. This is one lens that every photographer needs.
Excerpt: "As a portrait/fashion photographer, I cannot stress enough how great this lens is - reliable, durable, amazing value for money and an absolute classic that every photographer should have. It will transform any ordinary portrait into a masterpiece with it's fantastic aperture - the f/1.8 function will help produce amazing photos. A must-buy for all portrait and fashion photographers. Also really great for still life, as well as nature photography. ...