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Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 G AF-S Autofocus Lens {58}

KEH Model# 343680
Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 G AF-S Autofocus Lens {58}
Cond. Notes Price Qty

Priced to sell, the rating of the equipment is at 70 to 79 percent of original condition. More than average wear for the age of the item, and may have dents, dings or finish loss. Glass may have marks or blemishes, but should not affect picture quality.

With Caps and Hood
* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.



The AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G is a normal lens for Nikon SLR Cameras. It's useable on both Full Frame FX format and DX format digital SLRs. The AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G is useable on many late model Nikon film cameras too *. The lens is an update that adds a built-in focus motor and upgraded optics to one of Nikon's most popular focal length and aperture combinations. It's sometimes referred to as a 'normal' or 'standard' lens because it produce a field of view roughly matching the human eye and are not considered wide angle or telephoto but rather in-between. All in all it's a modern classic.

The AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G 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 even higher end lenses. Being unencumbered by the optical compromises zoom lenses have to make, the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G more compact, sharper, and brighter than most zooms while still being one of the more inexpensive Nikon lenses available.

Key Features

  • Popular normal lens with updated optics and mechanics
  • Incorporates an Aspheric element that reduces optical aberrations
  • Nikon SIC (Super Integrated Coating)
  • AF-S SWM (Silent Wave Motor) provides ultra fast and quiet focus
  • M/A focus setting allows full time manual focus override
  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is excellent for viewing and shooting in low light
  • f/1.8 aperture produces wonderful background blur with shallow depth of field
  • Can be used as a portrait lens on DX-format cameras
  • Front allows mounting of the Bayonet Lens Hood HB-47
  • A great classic lens choice for all photographers from students to enthusiasts

Available accessories include the protective Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1013, Bayonet Lens Hood HB-47 (to help prevent lens flare and glare which reduces contrast), 58mm filters.

*Film Camera compatibility: manual aperture control requires a camera with it's own aperture setting controls such as the N55, N80, F100 or later Nikon models. Autofocus requires a Nikon F4, N70, N90 or later model that supports powering the AF-S motor.

Additional Information

Brand Name Nikon
GTIN 018208021994
Manufacturer Part Number 2199
Filter Size 58mm
Focus Type Autofocus (lens motor)
Lens Mount Nikon F Mount "G" Type
Lens Type Standard / Normal
Max Focal Length 50mm
Min Focal Length 50mm

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