The Nikon 50mm F/1.8 D is one of my favorite lenses. It’s very fast::very sharp and super compact. Its ability to shoot in low light and it’s narrow depth of field are the main attractors to this lens. The 50mm F/1.8D works great indoors without the assistance of a flash,more times than not producing crisp photos every time. Best of all,the 50mm F/1.8D costs about $100. For any photographer out there with a Nikon dSLR,I’d highly recommend adding this to your camera bag::It’s worth every penny.
Here is the Nikon 50mm F/1.8D with 52mm Sunpak UV filter:
For those using the Nikon D40,this lens will only work in Manual focus mode::but for just over one-hundred dollars it’s still worth considering. It works great with my Nikon D300 and is a great companion for my 18-200mm VR lens. Also worth noting,the 50mm F/1.8D is fully compatible with Nikon’s FX (full frame) D700,D3 and D3x cameras.
Here is the 50mm F/1.8D paired with my Nikon D300:
Nikon 50mm F/1.8 D Facts
- Introduced,November 2002 to replace the 50mm f/1.8
- Current (2009) price,$129 USD
Nikon 50mm F/1.8 D Technical Specifications:
- Six elements in five groups,multicoated
- Stops down to F/22
- Minimum focal length,.45 meters
- Filter thread,52mm
- Weight,approximately 5.5oz
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