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    Does this lens autofocus? i have a D3200 and was told it doesnt buy a best buy associate?   (6 Answers)

    By Anonymous September 19, 2013.

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      The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G will autofocus with the D3200. All Nikon AF-S, and AF-I lenses will autofocus with the D3200.

      By NikonStaff September 19, 2013.

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    Will this lens autofocus with the D3300 camera body?   (6 Answers)

    By Gifted97 July 19, 2015.

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      yes this will autofocus with the D3300 camera body. All AF-S and AF-I lenses will

      By Katy July 23, 2015.

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      will the AF-S NIKKOR 50 mm f/1.8G Standard Lens work on a D7100   (6 Answers)

      By Anonymous October 15, 2014.

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        Yes, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens is fully compatible with the D7100.

        By NikonStaff October 16, 2014.

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      Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G OR Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G?   (6 Answers)

      which lens to pick for use with Nikon D3000 and D7200 Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G OR Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G?

      By Romo81 November 24, 2015.

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        The 50mm 1.8G is Better then the 35mm, I recommend the 50mm

        By Sheko January 4, 2016.

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        Is this lens better for family portrait indoor and outdoor, compared with 35 mm lens ?   (5 Answers)

        I am just thinking of buying another lens, but can't decide which lens, whether the 50 mm f 1.8 G or the 35 mm f 1.8 for my Nikon D3200 which I bought last year. I will need it for family portraits indoor and outdoor. Thanks

        By sanchristy August 14, 2013.

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          Truth be told, those are both on the short side for portraits... Especially the 35mm. When you have a cropped frame (DX) camera, a TRUE 50mm lens has an effective field of view similar to a 75mm lens on a full-frame, or (FX) camera. If your lens is a "DX lens", then it is going to show you a field of view that matches it's focal length. (Example, an 18-55mm DX lens will show you 18-55mm views on your camera. a TRUE (Non DX) "full-frame" lens like the 200mm f/2 Nikon lens will show you an effective 300mm view on your D3200. (200mm lens x 1.5 DX camera crop factor, 200x1.5=300mm effective focal length) Your portrait lenses do flattering things for human faces and perspective around the 85mm & up range. My favorite lenses to do portraits with are: 70-200mm f/2.8 (at the 200mm end), 85mm f/1.4, and my 300mm f/2.8 lenses. (You need lots of room to use the 300mm lens, but they make women's faces look awesome!) There's a whole bunch of theory behind why, like compression, and perspective manipulations, but I just accept the rule of thumb of 85-300mm are good portrait lengths because of personal trial and error. You can take a nice headshot of someone with a 50mm, no doubt, but I believe that you will be happier with an 85mm f/1.8 or better, an f/1.4 if you can afford it. A GREAT lens is the Nikon 105mm VR MACRO lens. It is a great portrait lens as well as an excellent MACRO/Close-up lens, and you would be hard pressed to find a sharper lens without spending a bit above the $1,000.00 USD range... My recommendations are: 105mm VR MACRO/MICRO lens. (Does multiple things and is super-sharp!) | 85mm f/1.8 or f/1.4 if your budget allows, but now we're into the thousands of dollars.... | the 70-200mm F/2.8 VRII This is the lens that I use for portraits at events because of the flexibility it offers, and it takes great portraits, almost the equal of the 85mm in my eyes... But again, we're talking almost $2500 for that lens. The 70-300mm VR was a great, relatively inexpensive lens when I had it. It was too slow for me, (I need the speed of f/2.8 for weddings and events in low light when flash is not an option or desired.) but it was a very sharp and nice lens for "general use". Just be sure to use it between 200mm & 300mm for your portraits, and know that you will not have as easy a time separating your subject from the background as you would with the 105mm VR, 70-200mm f.2.8, and definitely not as well as either of the 85mm lenses would.

          By Knorris908 August 17, 2013.

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          Is this a full frame lens?   (5 Answers)

          By ENeal July 26, 2016.

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            Yes it is. We use it on the D810.

            By Sven June 4, 2017.

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          Will this lens take good macro style shots?   (6 Answers)

          Will it focus up close for detailed pictures of flowers, etc?

          By Anonymous March 8, 2015.

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            The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Standard Lens is a popular choice for a wide range of photography including portraiture and low light situations where the photographer can not use a flash or is looking to capture the scene with available light. While this is an excellent lens, NIKKOR Micro lenses are created specifically for close-up photography. Micro lenses like the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens and the AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens allow the photographer to focus very close into the subject and reproduce them at a 1:1 lifesize ratio on the sensor. These lenses are popular for subjects, such as flowers, insects and small products.

            By NikonStaff March 9, 2015.

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          Does this lens fit on a Nikon D300   (5 Answers)

          By Anonymous June 21, 2013.

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            Yes it does, and beautifully.

            By Lordfakie July 10, 2015.

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            Is this the lens I need in order to take wide angle shots of my properties I have listed? I'm a Realtor.   (5 Answers)

            I have a D5100 but need to take wider angled shots

            By lee May 29, 2013.

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              If you are looking for a wide angle lens, I would search that specifically, as this lens is not necessarily intended for wide angle photos, more so portraits and objects up close.

              By Jenn909 April 3, 2016.

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              my wife has a nikon coolpix 510 i need a telephoto len for what do you recomend   (2 Answers)

              By Anonymous January 21, 2016.

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                The Nikon COOLPIX P510 does not use interchangeable lenses. If you would like to know more about this model camera, or are in need of assistance, please contact Nikon Tech Support.

                By NikonStaff January 21, 2016.

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