Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
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Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor review by Prime Minister
Prime Minister, slrgear.com
3 July 2012
Summary: Like the AF-S 85mm f/1.8G, this AF-S 50mm f/1.8G is a nice surprise. And an affordable one too. Sharpness and contrast in the center are very good already at f/1.8 (really) and stopping down the whole image becomes nice and sharp at f/2.8. It's fun to have a lens which gives usable sharpness at f/1.8. None of the other AF 50mm lenses from Nikon are this sharp and contrasty at this aperture. CA is well under control and I find the bokeh of this lens soft and unobtrusive.
Pros: Sharp, faster auto focus, small, light, affordable, recessed front lens
Summary: I think it's a very good choise. I long hesitate with the 1.4G, but finally decided for the 1.8G. For the price difference, it's a better value for money and photos quality. Works perfectly with my D800.
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor review by d5100_Nikon
25 June 2012
Summary: Disclosure - I am not a professional. Ok, I do have an opinion though. This lens is awesome! It produces super sharp pictures with minimal effort. I've tested it out at wide open and stopped down to 11 and was pleased with the results. It's really fast too! My only little complaint is that it doesn't always auto-focus on what I want it to.
Pros: lightweight, sharp, large aperture, great bokeh
Conclusion: This is my first lens besides the 18-55mm non-VR kit lens that I use with my D3000. I am just beginning to expand my photography and I cannot believe I have used any other lens besides this one. The kit lens feels barbaric! The autofocus is super fast even in low light. The lens is a quite soft and fuzzy on the 1.8 end (why I gave it 4/5 stars), but the shallow depth of field makes it hard to focus at that level anyway.
Pros: Build Quality, cheap, Fast Focus, Lightweight
Summary: This lens is superb - it is fast to focus, has wonderful bokeh, and it is quite sharp. I have tried shots wide open at F1.8 and it was sharp. Moving on up to F10, I got some amazingly sharp shots. I also tried some night time shots with very little light, at F1.8 and with high ISO settings. Still no problems focusing even in really, really abysmal light. Wow. This lens is similar to one other lens that I have and that is the Nikon 60mm F2.8D Macro.