Nikon AF 50mm f/1,8 D Specifications

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Name Nikon AF 50mm f/1,8 D

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Manufacturer Nikon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2002
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Lens Type
Lens Type Normal Lens
Zoom or Prime Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Mount and Compatibility
Mount Nikon (see compatible cameras)
Compatibility Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Closest Focusing Distance 45 cm
Autofocus (AF) Yes (NOTE, see below)
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor No
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Maximum aperture f/1,8
Elements: 6 elements / 5 groups
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 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 75 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
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Diameter 63 mm
Length 39 mm
Weight 160 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Image stabilization No
Filter Filter Thread, 52 mm
Lens Hood HR-2 (not included)
Tripod mount No (Read more)
Weather sealing No

Product description from Nikon

At launch 2002 Nikon wrote this regarding Nikon AF 50mm f/1,8 D :

"This compact and fast, f/1.8 lens is versatile and perfect for travel and portrait pictures as well as general photography.

D-type lens design provides distance information as part of flash and ambient light exposure processes.

Multi-layer coating minimizes flare and ghosting.

Exceptionally lightweight and compact. Ideal for travel photography.

Classic normal lens provides speed and compact design

52mm filter size.

Stops down to f/22 for excellent depth-of-field control."

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