Nikon 50mm Prime Lens Review

Nikon 50mm Prime Lens Review

“Excellent inexpensive 50mm lens from Nikon”

nikon nikkor 50 f/1.8

Personally I would opt for the 50mm f1.4 Nikkor lens, but if you are tight on a budget and don’t need the additional speed, then this 50mm lens would be ideal for you. I have owned several 50mm f2 and f1.8 Nikkor lenses which were all very capable performers and this autofocus version of a Nikon Series E 50mm f1.8 lens is no exception. It is without question still sharper and contrastier than a zoom lens in the equivalent 50mm focal length, since it has substantially less barrel distortion than any zoom lens. Even if you own a zoom lens covering the 50mm focal length, I would still recommend acquiring either this lens or the 50mm f1.4 lens since either would be fine normal perspective portrait lenses for photographying friends and family. If you work primarily in digital photography, then this lens wouldn’t be a normal perspective lens in the 45mm to 55mm range, but instead, offer a slight telephoto perspective at a 75mm focal length; this would yield more of a head and shoulders portrait and may be more pleasing to the eye than the normal perspective taken with a 50mm lens.

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Nikon 50mm Prime Lens Review by John Kwok (New York, NY USA)
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