The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G is an extremely popular lens for many reasons. I have been using it for the past few months and I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on this lens and if you should buy one.
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When I first took the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G out of the box I was immediately impressed by it’s build quality. I was expecting a cheap feel but the lens it well built and feels solid. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G comes with a carry pouch for travel and a lens hood and lens cap which are nice to see and we have come to expect from lens makers.
One of the major downsides of this lens is the filter size. This has a bigger filter thread than most other lenses meaning that you will have to replace a lot of you accessories like filters and lens caps as they won’t be compatible.
Looking at the lens itself we can see that it has a window to show you your focus range and a manual to auto/manual focus switch. The auto focus is acceptable on this lens. It is not the fastest nor the quietest but it gets the job done and is accurate most of the time.
The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G is a beautiful lens that produces some stunning photos. The colour reproduction is solid and the images are very sharp even at f/1.8.
This lens comes in at around £140 or $200 which is amazing for what it has to offer and is one of the most compelling aspects of this product.
This lens is compatible with both FX and DX bodies and on DX it will have an equivalent focal length of 75mm. This would be an acceptable lens for both beginners and professionals and the aperture of f/1.8 gives you a lot of flexibility and allows you to capture some amazing shots with smooth Bokeh.
This lens is great for both photo and video and would be the perfect lens for someone who is just getting into using their DSLR as it offers pro level performance for an amazing price.
Overall the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G is an amazing lens that I would highly recommend you buy. For most people 50mm is the perfect focal length though if you can’t live without zoom then you will need to look elsewhere. For me the biggest selling point is the price. This is an amazingly cheap lens and I would don’t that you would be able to find anything else at this price that performs nearly as well as the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G.