Nikon's AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens Released

Nikon's AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens Released

Nikon has announced the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, a fast, normal 50mm fixed focal length (prime) lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 that is compatible with Nikon FX-format digital-SLR cameras. It is priced at S$339.

The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G offers the pleasing blur characteristics and three-dimensional rendering capabilities possible only with a fixed focal length (prime) lens. A new optical design that enables f/1.8 maximum aperture brightness and utilizes an aspherical lens element has been adopted for this lens, which achieves better rendering performance for good image quality even with shooting in dimly lit indoor settings. The built-in Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures quiet autofocus operation. What's more, the SWM means that autofocus shooting is also possible when the lens is used with entry-level Nikon DX-format digital-SLR cameras such as the D5100 and D3100, which are not equipped with an autofocus drive motor.

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Primary Features

- A bright and fast, normal 50mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8
Adoption of the 50mm focal length and f/1.8 maximum aperture enables the simple capture of images exhibiting pleasing blur characteristics with hand-held shooting, even in dimly lit indoor settings. This lens is perfectly suited to the spontaneous capture of the 2intended subject with snapshots and landscape photos. When this lens is used with aNikon DX-format digital-SLR camera, the effective angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a 75-mm focal length.

- A new optical design utilizing an aspherical lens element enables superior rendering performance

- Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing

- Equipped with two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M(manual)

- A size and weight that makes it very portable

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Primary Specifications
Focal Length 50mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Lens Construction 7 elements in 6 groups(including 1 spherical element)
Angle of View 47 degrees (31 degree 30' with Nikon DX-Format D-SLR camera)
Minimum Focus Distance 0.45m
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.15X
No. of Diaphragm Blades 7 (rounded)
Filter Attachment Size 58mm
Dimensions Approximately 72mm x 52.5mm
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approximately 185g
Supplied Accessories 58mm snap-on Front Lens cap LC-58, Rear Lens cap LF-4,
Bayonet Hood HB-47, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1013



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