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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 213 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Did it's job well

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I thought that I would be able to focus more but in the end it did a wonderful job.......great vacation photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great !

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Awsome lens ! I take pics weekly for memories & this is my fav lens so far

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens for a low price

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    i was pleasantly surprised by this lens,i do alot of concert photography and portraits and the clarity of the images this lens gives you is worth the $139

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Autofocus, Compatibility, Focus

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nifty fifty

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Takes nice shots from a classic lens. Keep in mind this is not an afs lens with a built in motor so it will not work with all cameras and it will focus slower. Cost plus performance this lens is hard to beat

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A Prime Performer

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D lens is a prime lens that has become a staple in the camera bags of photographers worldwide, and for good reason. This lens delivers exceptional image quality and versatility, making it a standout choice for both beginners and seasoned photographers. One of the key strengths of the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D is its wide aperture of f/1.8. This allows for impressive low-light performance and beautiful background blur, commonly referred to as bokeh. The lens excels in capturing stunning portraits, emphasizing the subject with sharpness while gracefully blurring the background, adding a professional touch to every shot. The build quality of the lens is commendable. Despite its lightweight design, the construction feels robust and durable. The manual focus ring operates smoothly, providing a tactile feel that's appreciated, especially for photographers who enjoy fine-tuning their focus manually.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens at a Great Price

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a great prime lens. First, it's a Nikon, which means high optical performance & high quality construction. This lens works on all of my Nikon cameras - from my 1980's Nikon FM2n (FX), my 2000 Nikon N90s(FX) to my Nikon D7200 (DX) & my Nikon 750 (FX). It's autofocus is fast & accurate. The images are superb, even wide open. It is a must have normal lens for FX format cameras & an excellent long-normal, short-telephoto value for DX format. With DX format it makes a very good portrait lens allowing you to blur the background (BOKEH) which makes your subject more prominent. Versatile, fast, & a true bargain.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Low light, Picture quality, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    New to having a DSLR and all, but I like the versatility of taking low light photo's without the harsh lighting that can come with using a flash, which is the main reason I purchased this lens. So far I'm very pleased with it. I haven't used it as much yet as I would like, but what I have used it for I've been very happy with the results. It takes great pictures, and you can't beat the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Focus

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I was excited to get this lens because I really wanted to have a low aperture. 1.8 is great. If I was to buy the 1.4, it would be a lot more money for darn near the same thing. It was worth it's money. I have produced some great pics. It is difficult to focus. You have to focus yourself, it won't automatically focus for you. But don't let that turn you down, it is a great lens to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Low light, Picture quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING Lens!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This lens was the "best buy" (cute huh?) for my D90. The image that the 1.8 aperture can deliver is really sharp. Very versatile for indoors and outdoors; low light or bright light, it works for both. If you want a cheap, high quality, mobile lens, this is a must have for the Nikon.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Autofocus, Compatibility

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love this lens, and I love the price. It's pretty easy to use, and the photos I have taken with this lens are amazing. The only problem I have had, is I can't seem to get auto focus to work with my Nikon D3200. Otherwise, this is a great lens and I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits, Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    solid prime lens for Nikon FX

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a high quality prime lens for a Nikon DSLR FX (full size sensor) body. It is the equivalent of a 75MM fixed focus lens on a DX body (I shoot a D7000), so don't expect to get wide angle shots. However, the resolution is very high and chromatic aberration is very low, even on a DX camera. You can't beat the price and this lens is ideal for super high res portrait photography. I love the f1.8 maximum aperture and focus is very fast and accurate.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm in love.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is the best lens ever! It makes the most awesome portrait photos with incredible color and sharpness. I wish I had bought this a long time ago. It would have made my life so much easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Low light, Picture quality

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great prime lens!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I took this lens with me to New York Comic Con, and it performed great. I was able to take some really good head shots of people dressed in cosplay. I highly recommend this lens. It is small, light, and sharp! With a 1.8 aperture, you can take some sharp images at low light, as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits, Value

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value, Great Lense

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great prime for those stepping into a more serious phase of their photography. Very crisp, fast aperture, easy to use, reliable. Great for portraits.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Autofocus

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing prime lens.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is what they call the "Nifty Fifty" and for good reason! With a max aperture of f1.8, this is an essential lens for shooting in low light situations. It is my lens of choice for techniques such as light painting. Please keep in mind that this is a prime lens and, therefore, you have to physically move closer or further from your subject to achieve the framing that you desire. The only downsides that I have with it is that I have to be too close to my subjects for macros, while I have my extension tubes attached, and it will not auto focus on my camera, the Nikon D3300 (which really isn't a downside for me; as I will only use manual focus, but just about every other photographer that I know insists on having the option available). Lastly, price is a great selling point, $139 "out the door' for an authentic Nikkor lens!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Price, Value

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Best prices This is a sharp, lightweight lens, that takes 52 mm filters (the standard small Nikon since the 1950's#. It's also cheap, the cheapest lens that Nikon makes, so it's a great value. The aperture ring also ensures that it will work with manual focus cameras, such as the FM-10 that Nikon still sells today, so it's great for anybody in the market for that, as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Low light, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Absolutely a must have the best lens for the price available.Gives you the ability to shoot indoors with no flash and low light.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Focus

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens Great Price

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This lens does its job and take stunning photos, focusing on the subject and blurring the background. It was everything i needed except its completely manual focus. Tried to make it work for a while but it became too tedius getting the correct focus. Especially not good when in a rush to take a photo of a passing scene. Also, i find myself needing to stand quite far from the subject when taking a picture.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for portrait photography.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a great lens for portrait photography. It is very sharp and crisp and has great botek.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Portraits, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It is a wonderful lens for this price. Used it on my Nikon D7000... the images were terrific... they have wonderful clarity... bokehs produced were extremely good. portraits are great... over all a great lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend