Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens
Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens
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Known for its incredible sharpness, the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D is a versatile prime lens that shines in use cases such as travel, portraits, and all sorts of general photography ... Read More

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cbass
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Sep 9, 2015
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Will this auto focus on a Nikon D3200? TY.
Sep 9, 2015
WaveMusic
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Sep 9, 2015
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Sep 9, 2015
hyperlinked
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Sep 6, 2015
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Unbelievable lens for the price! It's wicked sharp. Yeah, the Bokeh is a bit funny in some situations, but it's a $100 lens! You can see the odd jagged edges of the chairs in the background in one of my demo shots here. The photo of the model is of a hand painted figurine that's about 4 or 5 inches tall. The aperture is set wide open and the depth of field is pretty dramatic.
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Sep 6, 2015
hc347
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Jun 20, 2015
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MD claim my lens was delivered this morning, but there's nothing here. Checking the tracking info it was delivered at around 5am this morning! So that's not possible and very dodgy.
I hope Mass Drop can sort this out.
Jun 20, 2015
LadyRiven
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Jun 14, 2015
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I received my lens yesterday; pretty sure it's grey market, for those who were wondering. No US in the serial number and there was no warranty card in the box. I guess it's not a huge deal to me since this is a relatively inexpensive lens, but I certainly wouldn't buy any camera bodies or more expensive lenses here, assuming they're all grey market items.
From what I read in the FAQ, MD doesn't accept returns or offer any kinds of warranties, but I could be missing something. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Jun 14, 2015
lperuzovic
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Jun 16, 2015
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Worst case scenario you can always contact Nikon. I am certain Nikon don't care where the lens originated from or where it was sold as long as you have proof of purchase. Its understood that photographers sometimes buy lenses when abroad, especially those who traveling for work. It not uncommon that a professional photographers breaks a piece of gear in the field and need a replacement ASAP. It's grey market camera bodies I know they will not cover. From checking the US website it looks like Nikon still does repair services on the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D and they are not overly concern over the serial number.
Jun 16, 2015
LadyRiven
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Jul 14, 2015
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Sweet, thanks for the info!
Jul 14, 2015
nelson
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Jun 12, 2015
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Great news group! The vendor just confirmed that your orders are now on the way! Tracking has been uploaded to the transaction page. Please allow 24-48 hours for the page to reflect the latest status of your order.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
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Jun 12, 2015
elimelendez
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Jun 4, 2015
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Thanks again for joining the drop with the community. We submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens shortly after the drop ended and they have begun preparing it for shipment.
Once the group’s order is ready at the vendor’s location, they will ship the packages individually to you as soon as possible.
Once we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you guys with updated information on the status of your package.
Expect an update from us on 6/11 or sooner.
Jun 4, 2015
anirazarina
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Jun 3, 2015
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I have the 3100... now I have a lens that won't AF. Yay?
Jun 3, 2015
andregu
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Jun 4, 2015
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even with nonAF it's a great lens that you can keep after you upgrade your d3100, to something like a d7xxx
Jun 4, 2015
influence024
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Jun 3, 2015
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To bad I missed this drop. I have the 35mm, and this would be and awesome addition. Requested!
Jun 3, 2015
LadyRiven
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Jun 3, 2015
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Thanks so much for this drop; I've been wanting this lens and the deal was too good to pass up!
Jun 3, 2015
Royalpig180
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Jun 2, 2015
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A couple of comments to Massdrop on this one:
1) I'm really excited to see Nikon gear on this site! While I already own this lens, I'll definitely be on the lookout for future lens/gear drops.
2) If we're going to be doing camera gear drops, you're going to have to make it clear whether this stuff is grey market or comes with a Nikon USA warranty. If it's grey market, that's not necessarily a deal breaker (for me) but then I'd want to hear more details on any warranty coverage Massdrop would be able to provide.
3) For the sake of any DSLR beginners on here, it would be nice to see some lenses that would pair well with the bodies for sale on here right now, that being the D3300 and D5300. This particular lens won't autofocus on either of those bodies since it requires a camera with a built-in focus motor to focus, like on the D7000 series and up. Also, 50mm is a really awkward focal length on DX, as some other commenters have noted. It's too tight for a lot of "normal" applications and not really long enough to be a great portrait lens. Not to say it doesn't have it's uses, but the 35mm 1.8G DX would be a much better pairing with the D3300 and D5300 since it would autofocus with both and provide your standard, "normal" angle of view.
Just my two cents. Again, super psyched to see Nikon gear on Massdrop!
Jun 2, 2015
nrkissed
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Jun 2, 2015
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Thank you! I have a D5200 and appreciate the clarification. I too am glad to see Nikon drops but as a beginner, the info is sparse. I'll keep looking for better DX pairing to expand my horizons.
Jun 2, 2015
Royalpig180
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Jun 2, 2015
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No problem! I'd strongly encourage you to consider the 35mm F1.8G DX lens if all you have right now is the 18-55 or 55-200 kit lens. Hopefully we'll see it drop soon, but TBH it's a huge bargain even at MSRP.
Jun 2, 2015
jmo6
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Jun 1, 2015
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does the Nikon D3300 work with this lens?
Jun 1, 2015
jmo6
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Jun 2, 2015
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Thanks for the reply. Do you know if the newer 50mm f/1.8G lens has a motor?
Jun 2, 2015
chris.yw
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Jun 2, 2015
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AF-S 50mm f/1.8G has motor
Jun 2, 2015
Nosey
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Jun 1, 2015
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What's the problem with getting a straight answer whether or not these Nikon drops are US or grey market? Every time this is asked, the question is ignored and then some wise-ass says "What's the big deal?" The big deal is, ZERO warranty support if the markets don't match.
Jun 1, 2015
hyperlinked
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Jun 1, 2015
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I don't either. I'm fine with the grey market goods. If you follow the conversation back, there's one or two people who won't touch anything that's not a normal market item for warranty purposes. They're the ones making all the noise.
Jun 1, 2015
chris.yw
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Jun 2, 2015
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Specifically for this lens, you probably will not consider servicing it. As long as MD allows you to replace any DOA products, I think it is fine.
Jun 2, 2015
IBIubbleTea
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May 31, 2015
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Would love if you guys vote for some Nikon DSLR lenses and Black Rapid Straps!
https://www.massdrop.com/vote/blackrapid-camera-straps--accessories
https://www.massdrop.com/vote/nikon-dslr-lenses
May 31, 2015
IBIubbleTea
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Jun 1, 2015
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And also is there a pocket on the sport model? What model do you have?
Jun 1, 2015
silverthornne
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Jun 1, 2015
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I have the RS-Sport 2 Slim. It doesn't have any pockets but it is extremely secure and comfortable.
Jun 1, 2015
Master_Medic1
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May 30, 2015
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Incase anyone is confused from Jabs and Lyrill... The lens will work on all standard nikon lens mounts, for further information seek the nikon site about mounting.
Now for functionality, the lens will work with a basic camera like the D5100 even though it doesnt have the autofocus motor. You will simply have to focus the lens manually on cameras that dont have the autofocus motor.
May 30, 2015
Renzhe
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May 30, 2015
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Drop the f/1.8G!
May 30, 2015
Renzhe
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May 30, 2015
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Expensive. Unless you're talking DX.
May 30, 2015
Cardamom
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May 31, 2015
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of course I'm talking about dx, I'm a bit regret getting a 50mm instead of the 35mm, always finding myself having the frame too tight.
May 31, 2015
DrTrevorkian
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May 28, 2015
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What's a good and recommended lens/Protection Filter to use?
May 28, 2015
chris.yw
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May 29, 2015
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Normally I suggest B+W to minimize loss of image quality . But for this price, you probably should skip filters.
May 29, 2015
JUK4618
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May 28, 2015
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will this lens work well with an old Nikon D90?
May 28, 2015
jabs
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May 28, 2015
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Yes, the D90 has an autofocus motor but as an (old) DX camera this 50mm will produce a larger effective focal length (narrower field of view) due to the DX crop factor.
May 28, 2015
IBIubbleTea
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May 27, 2015
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Hey guys. I have started a poll for some Nikon lenses. Take a look.
dro.ps/v/nVIQLyp
If you guys want to add other lenses. please do!
May 27, 2015
ntrinsik
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May 27, 2015
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It this US or Imported? I'm definitely in if US.. will think about it if not.
May 27, 2015
octagon
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May 27, 2015
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something that some people should know about this lens, especially if you're planning on doing much portrait photography with it, is that the bokeh (out of focus regions) is kinda ugly. very harsh and confused looking. that said, it's an excellent lens for an excellent price if that doesn't concern you - it's sharp as hell (when stopped down to at least f/2.8) and is infinitely better than any kit lens would be. but, it isn't a perfect lens by any means.
May 27, 2015
lyrill
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May 28, 2015
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poor man ferrari, doens't compete with nikon's high end stuff, however smokes most mid to low end stuff, especially considering the god like price point
May 28, 2015
octagon
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May 28, 2015
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it's true that given its price point there isn't anything better you could get on a nikon, but even though the canon 50mm f/1.8 is a plasticky piece of shit it still has much better bokeh haha. it's just too bad this lens didn't do a better job with that.
May 28, 2015
lperuzovic
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May 27, 2015
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I would jump on this Drop if I don't ready own the older Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF (No D features) circa 1986.
May 27, 2015
jabs
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May 27, 2015
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The FIRST thing that needs to be listed is the warranty status on all photography hardware. It is very deceptive to not mention this. This is either a Nikon of USA or imported gray market product. I don't see any indication of either.
For those who may not be familiar, all camera companies have rigid warranty policies and will only service locally IF the product was released through the local distribution company (for the US, Nikon of USA). Their rationale is to protect variable pricing for different international markets. Nikon of USA will deny all service—including paid service—on gray market lenses or cameras. Japanese watch companies have similar warranty restrictions.
I applaud Nikon and Canon products appearing on Massdrop but if the above issues are not addressed these drops won't be any different from unscrupulous eBay sellers doing the same.
Also, this will not work with the listed D5300 due the more basic DX cameras lacking an autofocus drive shaft.
May 27, 2015
jabs
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May 28, 2015
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Way to read verbatim without intuiting that I was discussing the autofocus functionality.
May 28, 2015
lyrill
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May 29, 2015
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If you want to go there you rephrase it to" the listed d5300 due to the more basisc dx cameras lacking an autofocus drive shaft will not autofocus with this. Autofocus don't work if no autofocus motor IN camera OR lens, duh, otherwise either one or both and your good to go "
otherwise your basically saying it doesn't bloody work on the d5300 at all, and it don't matter what reason. Noobs at dslr will be confused. They won't know that you can still manually focus the thing. OR they will basically say, hey I can't autofocus this thing dis shit don work man wtf, cus they too lazy to focus by hand.
May 29, 2015
obvyst
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May 27, 2015
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Is this new in box, with warranty and everything?
May 27, 2015
Chirpy
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May 27, 2015
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So is there any real downside to the lens having no auto focus?
May 27, 2015
lyrill
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Jun 21, 2015
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d750 does have in camera motor right
Jun 21, 2015
hyperlinked
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Jun 21, 2015
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Yeah it does, which was what I was saying originally. I was trying to point out that an AF lens should be fine with any of the non-entry level line of Nikons.
Jun 21, 2015
hyperlinked
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May 27, 2015
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Wow, perfect timing! I was shopping for a 50mm portrait/all purpose prime lens for video and when I don't want to be hauling around a big zoom lens.
May 27, 2015
drops
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May 27, 2015
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Great to see others wanting the AF-S ones, guess we'll have them soon.
May 27, 2015
CatCloud
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May 26, 2015
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This is cool but something that would be even more interesting (IMO) is the sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 art for Nikon Cameras ( or any camera really)
May 26, 2015
lyrill
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May 28, 2015
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you don't put interesting on a lens wiwthout ranging <18mm or above 300mm
May 28, 2015
kmccormick
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May 26, 2015
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It won't autofocus on the D40, D40x, or D60. I would wait for AF-S if you have these cameras.
May 26, 2015
JHunterJ
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May 26, 2015
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I would have looked more serious at buying the G version of the lens if we had a drop for it.
May 26, 2015
Fashi
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May 26, 2015
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I think I'll wait until a AF-S version drops, as I have the D3300
May 26, 2015
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