Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor Series E AIS Manual Focus Lens {52}

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The Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Series E AIS is a manual focus normal lens for Nikon SLR (Single Lens Reflex) 35mm film cameras.  It's useable on basically all Nikon 35mm film SLRs bodies and many digital Nikon SLR bodies*.  Series E lenses use the very same optical glass and feature the same rugged Nikon bayonet mount as regular Nikkor lenses; the only difference is that they have been pared down in size, weight and price as a starter lens.

The 50mm f/1.8 Series E was originally released in 1979 as a more affordable yet high quality standard lens for cameras such as the Nikon EM and Nikon FG.  The Series E lenses have proven to be as sharp capable optics particularly popular with students and black & white shooters.  The lens produces a 46° (diagonal) angle of view and is often referred to as a 'normal' lens because it's field of view roughly matches the human eye and is not considered wide angle or telephoto but rather in-between.

The lens is an especially good choice for anyone learning photography. The f/1.8 aperture allows experimentation with shallower depth of field and shooting in lower lighting. The fixed focal length forces a photographer to think more concretely about the compositional and perspective effects of physically moving the camera rather than complacently relying on a zoom mechanism to change framing. It's also an especially affordable way for a photographer to experience the level of sharpness and contrast possible from higher end lenses.

Key Features

  • 50mm manual focus 'normal'/'standard' lens for Nikon cameras
  • Sharp high quality optic
  • An ideal student lens
  • 46° angle of view (diagonal)
  • f/1.8 maximum aperture is bright, great for available light photography
  • f/1.8 maximum aperture produces shallow depth of field
  • Stops down to F/22 for additional depth-of-field
  • light at only 135 grams
  • Uses popular 52mm size filters

Available accessories include thw HR-4 hood, CL-30S hard case, 52mm filters.

*Consult camera user manual, the more fully compatible bodies feature an AI (Automatic Indexing) 'aperture follow tab'.

Additional Information
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Brand Name Nikon
Filter Size 52mm
Focus Type Manual focus (only)
Lens Mount Nikon F Mount Ai-S
Lens Type Standard / Normal
Max Focal Length 50mm
Min Focal Length 50mm

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