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New AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens

Nikon give photographers an affordable way to appreciate the effects of a fast aperture.

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New Nikon 50mm lens

From 2 July 2011, you'll be able to get your hands on Nikon's latest 50mm fast aperture lens. Priced at £199.99, the 50mm standard Nikkor f/1.8 lens will be useful in low-light situations or when you want to create a shallow depth of field.

Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe said:  "The new 50mm is an ideal second lens for curious DSLR enthusiasts wanting to venture beyond the kit lens and explore the creative possibilities that a fast aperture can offer, including effects such as blurred backgrounds in portraiture."

The lens, which weighs 185 grams, features a dedicated Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and a weather-sealed metal mount. The 50mm lens is compatible with Nikon FX-format DSLRs as well as offering a 75mm (equivalent) focal length when used with Nikon DX-format DSLRs.

The lens is supplied with a lens hood and a soft pouch.

Visit Nikon for more information, or view sample photos on Nikon's blog.

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mcgovernjon 11 138 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2011 7:29PM
It's about time.

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sherring 12 46 13 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 8:55AM
Twice the price of the old one, doubt its twice as good.
dennypoos 10 6 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2011 4:59PM
Dear Ephotozene....I'm just wondering, since when has a lens for FX & DX been called 'medium format' per your 'category'?
Goggz 13 2.3k 72 Wales
28 Apr 2011 10:59PM
If it's as slow to focus as the new 50mm AFS 1.4G then stick with the old 1.8, which will for a while be a lot cheaper too Smile
pulsar69 15 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2011 7:44PM
Dear Ephotozene....I'm just wondering, since when has a lens for FX & DX been called 'medium format' per your 'category'?

since fx is these days classed as a medium format compeititor as in the pro end nikons , and also whilst your being pedantic it is spelt Ephotozine ... Tongue
DouglasMorley 9 30 1 Canada
30 Apr 2011 10:41PM
Since the now old style D f1.8 is/was one of the most highly rated in Nikon's list, this new issue can only be called a convenience.

Buy the old one whilst it's still available if you want a fast 50mm and save yourself around 100 quid. I did. You wont regret it.

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