Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)


Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)


Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)
This is a prime lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2013.
The lens belongs to the category  normal prime lenses, a normal lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 50 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/1,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is extremely bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 58 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HB-47".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced several earlier versions and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Nikon AF 50mm f/1,8 D  (2002)
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G (2011)
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition) (2013) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/1,8
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
Light weight (190 gr)
The lens is the latest among several editions
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition) (See dictionary)
Release date: 2013
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Normal Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/1,8
Focal Length 50 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  50 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  75 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
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Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 7 elements / 6 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:45 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 58 mm
Lens Hood:
HB-47(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):73 x 52 mm
Vikt:190 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)279 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Text from Nikon:"Classically styled, lightweight and fast f/1.8 FX-format prime lens.

With its updated classic exterior design and feel, outstanding NIKKOR optics and advanced Nikon lens technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is the perfect match for the Nikon Df and anyone who appreciates the feel of a classic lens. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture renders beautifully blurred backgrounds and maximizes low-light performance, and its 50mm normal perspective is ideal for everyday shooting. And despite its classic styling, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is a fully modern NIKKOR lens with Nikon´s advanced technologies, like Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, nearly silent autofocusing with seamless manual override. Well suited for travel and everyday applications, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition will be your go-to lens for great shots.

Brilliance in any light
Fast f/1.8 aperture for superior low-light performance
The lightweight, compact AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is a great travel companion, especially when you need to freeze fast action or if a bright sunny day turns overcast. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture makes framing and focusing easier, and allows for high shutter speeds and full exposures under dim lighting conditions.

Beautiful background blur
Natural depth of field and attractive bokeh
When shooting wide open at f/1.8, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition renders beautifully blurred backgrounds (bokeh). Make a tack-sharp foreground subject stand out against a softly blurred background, a capability especially well suited for portraits. The lens´ 50mm focal length (75mm on DX-format cameras) approximates the angle of view of our eyes, perfect for creating natural perspective in your photographs.

Outstanding performance
Advanced NIKKOR optics and Nikon lens technologies
The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition is a remarkable blend of classic exterior styling and modern optics and lens technologies. Its focus ring features the easy to grip knurling/hatching from classic manual focus lenses, while its autofocus system uses Nikon´s innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, near silent precision focusing. SWM also allows for seamless manual focus override when fine adjustments are desired. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition will give you years of brilliant performances.


Overview
Special edition of the popular 50mm f/1.8 NIKKOR lens. Boasts a compact and lightweight body with a retro-look and feel.

With a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8, this is a great lens for low-light situations or when shallow depth of field is required. An aspherical lens element reduces aberrations and increases resolution, and Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) delivers whisper-quiet operation.

The retro design pays homage to vintage NIKKOR lenses and perfectly complements the looks of the Nikon Df.


Key features

50mm FX-format standard lens (75mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR).

Retro design inspired by classic NIKKOR lenses.

Fast maximum aperture of f/1.8. Ideal for low-light situations or portraits with smooth bokeh.

Aspherical lens element: Reduces aberrations and increases resolution.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, quiet autofocus.

Two focus modes: M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus).

Remarkably lightweight and compact body.

Weather-sealed metal lens mount."
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)
Different versions of this lens
2002 Nikon AF 50mm f/1,8 D
2011 Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G
2013 Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G SE (Special Edition)

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