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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

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Overall 7

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition

PC Magazine
11 April 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is optically identical to the standard version of the lens, but is priced higher.
  • Pros: Sharp. Compact. Wide aperture. Internal focus motor.
  • Cons: No vibration reduction or aperture ring. Priced higher than standard version of lens based only on cosmetic changes.
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Expert Review

7 November 2013
  • Conclusion: For years, the popular and affordable 50mm/f1.8 was only available as an AF-D lens that cannot auto focus on today’s consumer DSLRs such as the earlier D40 to the current D3100 and D5100. This new AF-S version is a very welcome addition. The new 50mm/f1.8 AF-S is optically quite good at an affordable price. Its center performance is good wide open at f1.8 and improves quite a bit by f2.8. Corner performance improves drastically from 2.8 to f4.
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Overall 9
Design 10
Value for money 10
Features 10
Performance 9
Picture quality 10

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Review

What Digital Camera
1 May 2012
  • Summary: Overall, 50mm primes are rather unglamorous lenses that can look out-dated in a world where zooms are truly dominant. In fact they are often high performers despite their low prices and are therefore worthy of very serious consideration. There is little to fault in Nikon's latest G-series 50mm lens.
  • Pros: Fantastic full-frame performance
  • Cons: Some chromatic aberration on DX-format sensor
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Second Movement

Gear Patrol
29 December 2011
  • Excerpt: When it comes to great lenses it seems like innovation still happens at a glacial pace. Of course, one could just blame it on an age where new mobile phones are announced every 29 hours, but we digress. Good things come to those who wait and the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S ($220) is certainly just that.
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

2 November 2011
  • Excerpt: This update to Nikon's venerable 50mm f/1.8G has a lot to live up to, as the reputation of the older D version that it is amongst Nikon's sharpest optics will be a hard task to live up to. This new version currently costs around £200, which is around £100 more than the cheapest price the older D version can be picked up for currently.
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Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Camera Labs
1 July 2011
  • Excerpt: The Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G is an affordable prime lens for Nikon's range of FX and DX format DSLRs, and as an AF-S model, it'll autofocus on any Nikon body.
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Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens

The Digital Picture
29 January 2010
  • Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
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Overall 10

Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Improving on a classic design is often a difficult task, but it is one in which Nikon has succeeded. The new 50mm f/1.8G lens adds some significant features such as a quiet Sonic Wave Motor, curved aperture blades, better image contrast and reduced chromatic aberrations. Curvilinear distortion may be slightly worse than with the previous design, but is still not very significant, especially if you don't use a camera with a full-frame sensor.
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Overall 7
Value for money 8
Overall quality 6
Build quality 8

Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G (CX) - Review / Test Report

24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S 50/1.8 performs quite well on the V1 camera. At large apertures, the high density of the small CX sensor turns out to be a little challenging, but stopped down the lens reaches very good to excellent resolution across the whole frame.
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Overall 8
Value for money 9
Overall quality 7
Build quality 8

Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G (FX) - Review / Test Report

22 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G is a very solid performer that delivers very good to excellent sharpness across most of the FX frame.
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