A retro inspired modern shooter - Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G Special Edition
Further proof that looks can be deceiving, the Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G Special Edition features a classic design that would lead you to believe it is from a bygone era, but performance-wise it is exceptionally modern, packed with some of Nikon’s more advanced optical technologies.
Designed for optical excellence and exceptional performance
In its optical construction this lens has one Aspherical elements, helping to deliver excellent image sharpness and to reduce the appearance of Chromatic aberrations. Lens elements have been coated with Nikon’s super integrated coating which also aides in the elimination of imperfections, a technique in keeping with the excellence that is expected from modern equipment. Another new advancement contained within the 50mm f1.8G Special Edition is the silent wave motor, which makes the lens well-suited to fast paced shooting and even videos, with the speedy, smooth and quiet autofocus that it provides.
Continuing on in the classic vein, this lens has been designed with a easy to grip manual focus ring borrowed from manual focus lenses of old. This comfortable exterior in conjunction with full-time manual focus override makes the 50mm f1.8 well-suited to manual focus, for any photographers who still prefer the benefits of this hands on approach.
Useable on the entire Nikon DSLR range
With a classic design that matches the Nikon DF camera, the 50mm special edition can also be used on any other Nikon DSLR. Useable on both DX and FX format cameras, the lens provides a 75mm equivalent focal length on the former, excellent for creating head and shoulder portraits. The compact and lightweight form factor of this lens ensures that it remains discrete and unobtrusive to not discourage your models from acting naturally and it is also comfortable to carry around for long periods of time, an ideal feature for an everyday lens.
F1.8 Maximum aperture - Beautiful bokeh & sharp handheld shots
In keeping with its appeal as both a portrait and everyday lens, the Nikon 50mm f1.8G has a bright f1.8 max aperture which enables you to continue shooting through all lighting conditions. From bright afternoons through to dimly lit dusks, this lens will provide you with sharp handheld images, great to take on travels and adventures.
This large aperture is also a perfect opportunity for you to explore creating depths of field within your photographs. Stunning sharp foregrounds and beautiful blurred backgrounds are possible with the 50mm f1.8 lens, an ideal technique for adding a touch of class and timelessness to your images - particularly popular in portraiture.