Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens
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The classic Nikon 50mm f1.8 is a go-to lens for some photographers for its versatility and reliability. The new edition of the lens introduces their Silent Wave Motor, a manual focus override, all new optics (including an aspherical element), a rounded seven-blade iris, and a metal lens mount with weather sealing ... Read More

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Yabai
3
Jun 5, 2018
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Literally $177 on Amazon right now. Think I'll splurge for 1 day shipping or a movie ticket instead...
Jun 5, 2018
Alligam
5
Jun 5, 2018
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B&H Has the same lens for $13 less -- everyday. I don't see the option for further price reduction -- so I am out.
Jun 5, 2018
Roscoe13
4
Jun 5, 2018
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Actually, B&H has the US spec version for $13 less. I'll pass on this one as well!
Jun 5, 2018
Yabai
3
Jun 5, 2018
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Sounds like Shark Tank!
I can find this product for cheaper elsewhere, and for that reason Massdrop, I am out.
Jun 5, 2018
Zant
8
Jun 5, 2018
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Can get this cheaper on Amazon with filters. Sorry, this is a sad drop.
Jun 5, 2018
egeva
1
Apr 30, 2018
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Expensive, save your money for the 1.4 ver
Apr 30, 2018
Tompetz
37
Apr 3, 2018
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LOL, international spec will be "you pay for repairs if you can find a person to work on it". Nikon absolutely will not work on Gray market items (international spec is Massdrop's deflective way of stating that it is gray market). So, you are on your own. It's not worth it to save 26 dollars at B&H for the american full warranty item. Or if you are in europe you are still in the same boat, you just have to find some sucker that will work on an unregulated import lens. Not many want to touch them.
Apr 3, 2018
RayF
8539
Mar 14, 2018
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Is this Nikon lens for the Canon mount or the Sony mount?
Mar 14, 2018
RudyS
10
Apr 27, 2018
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It's for pentax only.
Apr 27, 2018
RayF
8539
Apr 28, 2018
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Figured.
Apr 28, 2018
Omniseed
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Mar 14, 2018
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Has anyone had an issue with an international spec lens, and how did it resolve?
Mar 14, 2018
jeremy205100
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Dec 12, 2017
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EDIT: Massdrop has resolved this, at least in my opinion. They will give you a receipt from the authorized dealer if and when you require warranty service, and if anything goes wrong they will reimburse you for any repairs. You can see the post below for Duncan from Massdrop's response to my questions. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/nikon-d850-dslr-camera/talk/2017025?utm_source=linkshare&referer=T3XNMA
I would like to point out that while this is advertised as "US Spec", you will not be getting the Nikon 5-year warranty. Whenever you submit a warranty claim, Nikon requires you to submit a receipt or invoice from an authorized dealer. In this case, the invoice will be from Massdrop, not an authorized Nikon dealer, and is going to be rejected. For warranty purposes, it does not matter that Massdrop is procuring them from an authorized dealer. They will almost certainly not be covered. And Massdrop might tell you that they will work with you if you have an issue with the warranty, but I wouldn't trust this. Nikon regulates prices very strictly, much like Bose or Rolex, and any dealer that is caught selling for less such as in this case would risk losing their authorized dealer status. So they are very unlikely to provide you with the receipt from the dealer if you turn out to need it. The best response Massdrop will give to my post is that their community support team will "work with you" if you have any issues. That is incredibly vague and much too risky for me.
The somewhat good news is that the fact it is from an authorized dealer should mean that it is Nikon USA. This is good because it means that Nikon will likely service it, for a fee, if you encounter an issue. If the product was grey market ("International Spec" here on Massdrop) they will not touch it even if you are willing to pay them. Your mileage might vary though, and they could still demand to see a receipt. Regardless, you are almost certainly not going to get the 5-year warranty Massdrop is implying you will. At best, Nikon will service it for a fee, and at worst they will refuse to service it at all. Spend your money how you feel comfortable. I personally wouldn't want to pay extra for "US Spec" when it is of almost no benefit. If you want the true 5-year warranty, buy through a dealer at full price. If you want to save money, get a grey market product on Massdrop or eBay.
I will also note that I am not trying to rain on Massdrop's parade. I have purchased from them before. Massdrop is at their best when they collaborate with companies to create new and genuine items at great prices for the community such as the Sennheiser HD 6XX or secure true deals from small companies via group buys. Massdrop is at their worst when they act dishonestly on a drop such as this one. I am making this post in an effort to better inform those who are considering this drop. I have no financial interest in this one way or another.
Dec 12, 2017
jeremy205100
85
Apr 3, 2018
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Some drops of the lenses are for US Spec lenses, while others are for International Spec. The drop shows the description for the most recent drop. So while you are seeing International Spec, some past drops have been US Spec.
Apr 3, 2018
Tompetz
37
Apr 3, 2018
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Gotcha, thanks for clearing that up! :-)
Apr 3, 2018
iamsifidoug
6
Dec 11, 2017
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This 50mm 1.8 Nikon lens goes for 177 regularly on amazon when it is on sale. This massdrop is not a good deal at all.
Dec 11, 2017
Jaysun
1828
Category Leader
Dec 11, 2017
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HI,
It looks like every five months or so it does go on sale .
Dec 11, 2017
Snafu
6
Nov 13, 2017
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Has anyone received their drop yet? Mines been stuck in the same place for about 2 weeks now
Nov 13, 2017
OhNoItSJoe
2
Oct 26, 2017
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Where will I have to go in case I'd need the waranty? Back to Massdrop or directly to Nikon? And what's if you're not from the US?
Oct 26, 2017
karankshah
31
Oct 16, 2017
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Is this drop being managed through a different vendor? Did they prove that they are going to be able to manage the order? Don't want to join if there is a risk to them delivering.
Oct 16, 2017
Jaysun
1828
Category Leader
Oct 16, 2017
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We have confirmed this drop ahead of time and you can expect the drop to be successfully delivered with-in the time frame allotted.
You may be responding to our Operations Team post from a year ago but either way have no worries.
Cheers!
Oct 16, 2017
Tyler
2424
Creative
Apr 28, 2016
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We've just received additional insight from the vendor regarding the group's order and here's where we're at:
Shortly after the drop ended we placed the group's order and the vendor confirmed the available quantities. We were later informed that all units had been prepared for shipment and would be en route to our warehouse shortly. Soon after, we learned that this information was actually for a similar order and the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lenses were still not ready.
The vendor acknowledged the mistake and only now informed us that they are unable to provide an accurate timetable for when these lenses will be able to ship. With this uncertainty in mind, we have decided the best course of action for the community is to cancel the drop and issue full refunds to each member. This decision is never an easy one and we have put future drops with this vendor on hold until they demonstrate process changes to eliminate this issue from happening again.
Refunds will be applied to your payment method within 1-3 business days. If you'd like further information about how we handle situations like this, you can visit the following link: https://helpdesk.massdrop.com/hc/en-us/articles/217618637-Why-did-Massdrop-cancel-the-drop-
Thanks once again for your patience and support of the Photography community. Your involvement is so valuable as we continue to grow and improve the experience for all members.
Apr 28, 2016
Firehawk2047
1
Apr 28, 2016
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Ahhh Would have preferred to wait longer and push for an extra discount instead.
Apr 28, 2016
Tyler
2424
Creative
Apr 27, 2016
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We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled for the middle of this week and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse. We will update the group as soon as these are on the way.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 4/29 or sooner if something comes up.
Apr 27, 2016
Tyler
2424
Creative
Apr 21, 2016
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We've been in touch with the vendor and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 4/26 or sooner if something comes up.
Apr 21, 2016
Tyler
2424
Creative
Apr 14, 2016
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 4/25.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 4/21.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Apr 14, 2016
ottoshotgun
3
Apr 11, 2016
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Is there any word on the shipping on this drop? I haven't received any emails or notifications about it past the initial purchase.
Apr 11, 2016
Tyler
2424
Creative
Mar 23, 2016
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All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
Mar 23, 2016
Tyler
2424
Creative
Mar 22, 2016
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The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive 3/22.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, but we will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thank you for your patience. Expect an update from us on 3/23 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Mar 22, 2016
Tyler
2424
Creative
Mar 14, 2016
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 3/24.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 3/21.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Mar 14, 2016
vince9130
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Mar 4, 2016
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The deal is great if you live in USA. After shipping & rate exchange it's cheaper in Canada. Henry's has it for $200 CDN
Mar 4, 2016
Tyler
2424
Creative
Feb 5, 2016
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All of the orders have been shipped from our warehouse and are now on the way. Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Feb 5, 2016
Tyler
2424
Creative
Feb 2, 2016
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We've been in touch with the vendor and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 2/5 or sooner if something comes up.
Feb 2, 2016
Tyler
2424
Creative
Jan 25, 2016
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It’s a go! Thanks to all of you for being a part of this successful drop. We have submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens. They are currently preparing the shipment and once we receive it at our warehouse in New Jersey, we’ll separate everything into individual orders and send them out to you! We expect your orders will be in transit from our warehouse by 2/4.
In the meantime, we’ll do everything we can to update you on information we receive from the vendor about your order status so you know the location of your order throughout the process.
Thanks again for being a part of this community! You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 2/1 .
Jan 25, 2016
moonexe
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Jan 21, 2016
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Is there any difference between the DX and FX lenses on a DX camera?
Jan 21, 2016
Mario.Paul
314
Jan 21, 2016
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Functionally, there is no difference since both DX and FX lenses cover the cropped sensor of a DX camera. However, since FX lenses cover a great deal more than the DX sensor needs, vignetting and warping at the edges are drastically reduced and the image comes out super sharp and neat since it's using the central area of the lens.
Jan 21, 2016
tony.p
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Jan 20, 2016
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I would be using this lens with a Nikon D700 which is a full-frame camera. Would that mean that the lens is effectively now a 35mm rather than a 50mm?
Jan 20, 2016
Mario.Paul
314
Jan 20, 2016
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Nope. This is an FX lens so there is no crop factor. So this is 50mm just as stated
Jan 20, 2016
Mario.Paul
314
Jan 20, 2016
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Only one more for lowest price? I have to dig XXX bucks from under my couch somehow, shiet. The
Jan 20, 2016
kmccormick
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Oct 16, 2015
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Oct 16, 2015
Tyler
2424
Creative
Sep 18, 2015
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Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
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
Sep 18, 2015
elimelendez
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Sep 15, 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/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX 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 9/22 or sooner.
Sep 15, 2015
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