Review of Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8D, 'D'-version, MKIII

After thousands of shots taken with a whale lens, and after viewing millions of images on the Internet, shot with high-aperture optics, sometimes you just want to try something new and fast. After the 'boring' stock lens that usually comes with a camera, the tiny Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) is a great addition.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII)

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII)

Note that I call this the MKIII because it is the third version of the Nikon Nikkor AF 50mm F1.8 class lens. On the net it is usually called simply - Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF, any representation of letters is allowed :).

All Nikon 50 / 1.8 Autofocus Lenses

  1. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor (first version, MKI) - the lens was produced only in Japan from 1986 to 1990. It is easy to distinguish by a window with a focusing distance and a narrow plastic focus ring. There are two subversions that are no different:
    • MKI first subversion. Weighing 210 grams. It is easy to distinguish by the screw under the inscription '1: 1.8'. From September 1986 to March 1987. Serial numbers start at 2
    • MKI second version. Weighing 165 grams. It is easy to distinguish by the absence of a screw under the inscription '1: 1.8'. From 1987 to 1990. Serial numbers start at 3.
  2. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor (second version, MKII, also known as the 'N', or the 'NEW' version) - the lens was produced in Japan and China. The MK II version was produced from 1990 to 2001. There are three subversions that are no different:
  3. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (third version, MKIIIbetter known as 'D'-version) - the lens is available from 2002 to this day. All lenses are made in China.
  4. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical (fourth version, MKIVbetter known as '1.8 G'-version or '1.8 AF-S' version) - the lens has been produced since 2011, all lenses are made in China.
  5. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical Special Edition (fifth version, MKVbetter known as version 'Special Edition' or 'SE' or version for the camera with a retro design of the case Nikon Df) - the lens has been available since the fall of 2013. All lenses are made in China.
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.8 S, from summer 2018, lens for mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z mount... Diagram of 12 elements in 9 groups, 2 ED, 2 ASP.

Details on the lineup of fifty dollars from Nikon can be found in my article 'All Nikon autofocus fifty dollars'.

If you want to feel what aperture maneuver for real - Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor will help you very quickly. In this review, I will try to cover the specifics of using the Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor in real life.

As they say, the wizard casts a magic wand, and the sorceress uses a magic hole - it is the 'hole' (relative aperture of the lens) that attracts most of all in this lens, the maximum value of which is 1: 1.8. A lens with such a focal length and such aperture suggests that when focusing at close distances it will be easy to get 'bokeh effect'and blur the foreground and background.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII)

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII)

Main technical characteristics of Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor:

Review Instance Name Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor 2860907
Basic properties
  • FX (for Nikon FX) - lens designed for Nikon FX full-frame cameras
  • AF (Auto Focus) - support for autofocus via the camera motor
  • D (Distance) - transfer of focusing distance to the camera
  • Non-g (Non gelded) - the presence of the aperture control ring
  • DIH (Nikon Super Iintegrated Coating) - special integrated optical enlightenment
  • light weight and small size
Front Filter Diameter 52 mm, plastic thread for filters
Body materials Focusing ring plastic, rubberized on the outside. The outer case is made of plastic. Metal mount. The diaphragm control ring is plastic.
Focal length 50 mm, EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 75 mm, EGF for Nikon CX cameras is 135 mm
Diagonal viewing angles 46 ° for FX cameras, 31 ° for DX cameras
Zoom ratio 1 X (this is a fixed lens without the ability to change the focal length)
Designed by for film and digital cameras Nikon FX / Nikon DX. When the lens exited the Nikon digital cameras, only the cropped Nikon D1s were present, D1h, D1x и D100.
Number of aperture blades 7 non-rounded petals
Tags marking on the focus ring with the focusing distance in meters and feet, depth of field scale for F / 22 and F / 11. Label for working in the infrared spectrum (white dot near the depth of field scale). Ring with aperture values, there are marks for F / 1.8, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22.
Diaphragm from f / 1.8 to f / 22. The lens has an aperture ring (Non-G - lens type)
MDF (minimum focusing distance) 0.45 m, maximum magnification ratio 1: 6.6
The weight 155 g
Optical design 6 elements in 5 groups. The lens does not use special optical elements.Optical design Nikon 50mm f / 1.8 D The image with the optical circuit is clickable. Lens version MKI и MKII use the same optical design.
Lens hood Rubber hood Nikon HR-2. The lens hood is not included in the scope of delivery; the lens hood is screwed into the thread under the filters.
Transportation Using the CL-S1 or CL-0715 soft case or using the CL-30S case. A case or case is not supplied and must be purchased separately. During transport, use standard rear (e.g. LF-1 or LF-4) and front (e.g. LC-52) covers. Usually sold with a white plastic translucent back cover. and black front. The lens is sold in a classic Nikon golden box (there are several modifications of the box design).
Period from February 2002 to the present
Manufacturer country Made in China (all MKIII lenses are made in China)
Instructions See
3D view See

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) - very lightweight lens. It has the smallest weight in its class. Due to its very small size and low weight, you can always take it with you. And finding a 52 mm filter is as easy as shelling pears. I really love hikesand every extra 100 grams of weight is a serious challenge, so instead of some heavy zoom lens I often use the Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor smallest autofocus lens from Nikon that I have ever seen. There is a joke that it is in the pocket of every photographer. Just a joke, but I often keep Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor in my case, it takes up little space and I don't mind losing it.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor  - one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) fast fixed lens from Nikon. It is hard to find something cheaper. The lens will allow you to get the necessary experience for a little money when working with high-aperture optics, including fixed lenses. I almost always recommend the Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF as the first optional lens.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII), microprocessor contacts, rear view

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII), microprocessor contacts, rear view

Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF can open the aperture up to f / 1.8. For example, an aperture ratio of 1: 1.8 is about 10 times morethan 1: 5.6. For example, class lenses 18-55/3.5-5.6 with the same focal length have 1: 5.6. F / 1.8 will allow you to shoot at low ISOs in low light conditions, use short excerpts when shooting handheld, and will also allow better control GRIP.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) and Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 1: 1.4 f = 58mm

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) and Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 1: 1.4 f = 58mm

Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF is very affordable lens, it is easy to find it in any store in any city. A huge number of copies of this model were released. Nikon 50mm f / 1.8D AF lenses are available with 2002 to this day.

It's a shame, but all Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) lenses are made in China. And here are his predecessors Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8 (MK I) и Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8 (MK II) produced in Japan.

The lens has fast auto focus system - on my camera, the lens focuses from 45 cm to infinity and back in one second. The most interesting thing is that his motorized brother Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical has exactly the same focusing speed. I tested both lenses together. Plus, the Nikon 50mm f / 1.8D AF focuses even faster than the flagship half a ruble - Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.4G.

Attention: the fact that the small Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF has no built-in focus motor has nothing to do with focusing speed.

It's important: auto focus with this lens is available only when using him on cameras with built-in motor focusing.

Exact list Nikon DSLR cameras with a built-in focus motor, on which this lens will focus automatically:

Exact list Nikon DSLR cameras without a built-in focus motor, on which this lens will not focus automatically:

Only auto focus and sound confirmation of focus will not work with these cameras, all other important functions, such as automatic exposure metering and automatic iris control, will work well.

You will find a lot of useful information on the types of cameras and lenses Nikon here.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) while focusing at the minimum focusing distance (trunk extended as far as possible)

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) while focusing at the minimum focusing distance (trunk extended as far as possible)

Attention: the lens has a manual aperture ring. To be able to control the value aperture from camera or for automatic installation aperture on modern central control valves, you need to turn the control ring to the F / 22 value (the value is colored in orange) and fix it with a special lever, which is located to the right of the marks aperture. If this is not done, then on a number of cameras, the display will display an error - 'fEE' (ring is not installed aperture) Some cameras having diaphragm rheostatallow you to control the diaphragm with this ring aperturebut only in metering modes exposure 'M' and 'A'. You can read more about this issue in the section on Non-G Lenses. Ring aperture rotates with clicks, the values ​​F / 1.8, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22 are plotted on it, it is impossible to establish an intermediate value between pairs of numbers. This ring is useful, for example, for reverse macro shot.

Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF has focus distance scale. The scale is available in meters and feet, it is very nice and useful. For example, you don’t need to think in which direction the focus ring is rotated, just look at the lens for this. For example, a whale lens Nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII VR II AF-S DX Nikkor It has neither a focus distance scale, nor a depth of field scale, nor an aperture control ring.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) with front and rear cover

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) with front and rear cover

Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF has the ability to work on full frame the camera and is a Nikon FX type lens. On the Nikon DX cameras his EGF will be 75 mm. More details about FR and EGF in the section about 'crop factor'.

Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF has bayonet mount metal back... This is great news as many people think that the Nikon 50mm f / 1.8D AF is very lightweight and is made out of plastic.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF on Sony a7 camera

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF on camera Sony a7. The aperture control ring allows you to use the lens on any camera through the appropriate adapter.

When focusing front lens does not rotate. This allows you to easily use different filters and not worry about their shifts when focusing. The focus ring is rubberized and rotates 120 degrees, but in order to slightly shift the focus ring, you need to 'tear it off'. At the same time, smooth focusing is lost, since after such a “jerk” the ring flies over the desired value. The effort is not so great, but when working in macro mode, where, due to the very small depth of field, each degree of rotation plays a huge role, this “slightly twitchy” method of focusing greatly inflates the nerves during manual focusing. There is a similar effect on many other lenses, most pronounced on the 'dark' Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 3.5-5.6G SWM VR IF Aspherical. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor users who always shoot with autofocus will most likely never notice the effect described above. Also, it is worth noting that the previous version of this lens, namely Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8 (MKII, MIJ version)had no such problem.

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor Lens Tags

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor Lens Tags

Lens disadvantages:

      1. When using Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF lens on open apertures it is very difficult to achieve a sharp image... True, I noticed such a feature that sharpness disappears at apertures from F / 1.8 to F / 2.8. At f / 2.8-f / 8.0 aperture, the lens becomes very sharp.
      2. Nikon 50mm f / 1.8D AF pretty makes a lot of noise during auto focus. When you miss focusing, the lens buzzes annoyingly, and the camera motor scares small insects and nervous people, betraying the photographer in a quiet environment. Noisy autofocus has a very negative effect when shooting video.
      3. Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF does not have a built-in focus motor. As mentioned at the beginning of the article, it can be used with autofocus only on cameras with a focusing motor.
      4. There is no hood included with the Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF. The hood is attached by screwing it into the filter thread.
      5. When focusing, the entire lens block moves, while the 'lens trunk' extends forward.
      6. On the lens no focus mode switch, the transition to manual focus and back is carried out by means of a switch on the camera, which is located near the camera mount.
      7. The lens has a total of 7 non-rounded aperture blades that create 'nuts' in the out-of-focus area.
      8. The Nikon 50mm F / 1.8D AF is well built, but over time, a slight play in the focusing ring appears. If you shake the lens slightly, you can hear the tapping of the focusing ring. This is not a problem, just a small specific flaw.
Enlightenment of the front lens of the Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor lens

Enlightenment of the front lens of the Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor lens

With all the pros and cons Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor - an indispensable lens in all situations. For me personally, it is inconvenient in that the auto focus on my camera does not work Nikon D40which I often use. On the open aperture, the sharpness zone is very small and it’s very difficult to manually enter it.

Nikon aperture blades 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor

Nikon aperture blades 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor

All photos in the gallery below are shot on a Nikkor 50mm 1.8D AF and full-frame camera. Nikon D700 FX, photo without processing, only the size is reduced to 3MP and data from EXIF.

The gallery below shows photos from Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor NJ (NIKON JAPAN, MKII) without treatment:

Jpeg source photos download from this link (1.09 Gb). The archive is 453 photosfilmed in 6 months on Nikon D70. Oddly enough, but I enjoy working with this old and very cheap Nikon D70 both old and very cheap Nikon 50 / 1.8... The camera cost me $ 50, the lens - $ 90. On a 6 MP CCD sensor, even at F / 1.8, acceptable sharpness is obtained. I did not regret the shutter and filmed as much as my soul wanted. Photos from this collection are used by me in an article about choosing a Nikon DSLR. Examples of photos with processing can be found in my gallery here. You can see more examples of photos on Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) in the review Nikon D300 и Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro и S1 Pro.

And also this link You can see my gallery of pictures obtained with the help of an old man Nikon D100 (Nikon's first digital SLR camera in a classic case) paired Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8 (MKII, MADE IN CHINA).

Video review

Short video review Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor NJ (NIKON JAPAN, MKII) you can see on my channel here.

Fifties Recommendations for Nikon Cameras

A list of all-all Nikon Nikkor autofocus lenses, as well as my recommendations for choosing the best option for specific tasks, can be found in the 'All Nikon autofocus fifty dollars'.

My experience

I really love the Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor. This is my first autofocus fast aperture lens, which I used in a wide range of photo tasks and spent a huge number of shoots with it.

As a result, Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor is:

  1. The easiest original full frame fixed focus lens with auto focus
  2. The cheapest Original fast prime lens with auto focus
  3. Most affordable Original fast prime lens with fixed focal length and auto focus in the secondary market. Countless instances of it have been released.
  4. The most compact original fixed focus lens with auto focus
  5. One of the fastest original autofocus lenses for FX and DX cameras (brighter only ten lenses with f / 1.4Unfortunately Nikon does not release aperture optics for FX cameras with support for autofocus)
  6. One of the best price / quality lenses

A huge number of lenses from Nikon (hundreds of models) passed through my hands. In my personal opinion, the Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor is one of the best lenses of all time from Nikon.

Lens prices

Real prices for the lens in popular online stores can see here, or in the price block below:

Also, this lens can be found on:

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Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor on Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Camera

Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor on camera Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro


Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) - great lens for the money... Due to its compactness and lightness, the Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII) can always be taken with you. It can produce very sharp images with slightly rough bokeh. On DX cameras it can be used as a conventional portrait lens. The lens' only serious drawback is the lack of sharpness at apertures from F / 1.8 to F / 2.8.

UPDATE: in 2016, a Chinese lens appeared, based on the Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor optical circuit (optically no worse) and with an integrated focus motor. See YONGNUO 50mm 1: 1.8 review (YN50mm F1.8N).

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Comments: 754, on the topic: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8D Review, 'D' version, MKIII

  • Dmitry Volgograd

    Good afternoon. I am thinking about purchasing some "fifty". There are three Nikons: d3300, d70 (an old man, but with a screwdriver) and a film Nikon F65 (also with a screwdriver?). Is there a lens that will work fine on all three - the main thing is, will autofocus work? Or is it easier to buy two inexpensive "fifty" - for example youngnuo and nikon af 50 1.8 D for different cameras?

    • Michael

      Judging by the instructions for the F-65, it works with AF-S optics. So you can take the AF-S 50 G on all three cameras

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The F65 works great with AF-S lenses, which are suitable for both the D3300 and D70, so the Nikon 50 / 1.8G AF-S is the best choice

      • ba3lur

        .... but we must also take into account that the motor 50G will be three times four times more expensive than 50D

  • Dmitry Volgograd

    Thank you very much for your reply. And, tell me, is the copy of Nikon 50 / 1.8G AF-S - Youngnuo 50mm 1.8 much worse? Is there somewhere infa about their comparison?

    • Michael

      In terms of glitches - much

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, the Yong 50 / 1.8 is worse than the native 50 / 1.8G and approximately optically at the level of the old 50 / 1.8D. In the review of Yong 50 / 1.8 I described key differences between lenses.

  • Eugene

    Good day, the question has anyone tried to put this lens on Canon? I understand that it is fully manual. For a long time I have been looking for something alternative to the standard half-price 1.8 mk2. 🙄

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, I tried it. It's just that on Canon it becomes a manual lens.

      • Eugene

        Thanks, on occasion I will also try. In general, the plans include the idea of ​​buying a Canon 50mm 1.4 ycm, but so far the reviews about frequent breakdowns of the autofocus drive are scary. The situation looks strange considering the price of the device. Yes, and it would be time for a version with an STM drive to appear, as in the junior fifty

        • Pokemon

          If possible, look at the Sigma 50 / 1.4 EX DG. Lots of positive reviews. Of the minuses - you need to check the focus on your camera.

  • Igor

    Thanks a lot for the article! I have a question. It is only on this Lens with a closed aperture that a white point appears exactly in the center. This can be seen even if you photograph a white sheet. This is especially evident if you focus on infinity. I generally keep quiet about the backlight. After photographing the gray sky, this spot appears. If you gradually open the diaphragm, this phenomenon gradually disappears.
    Nikon d300 camera

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Usually this is a jamb of lens enlightenment. Shine a flashlight on the lenses and make sure there is no fungus, for example.

      • Igor

        Thank you very much. But how many did not look. Lenses are clean

    • Alexey

      if not defects of enlightenment, can the aperture blades shine? and re-reflection from them creates this glare.

  • Serg

    I wonder if you put it on a film camera. What will be the quality? Who could have tried it?

    • Michael

      Depending on the film. In general, it is better

    • Vadim

      This is how it was created for the film.

  • Igor

    Thank you all for your answers! I put my tamron 90mm sp af 2.5 52en smallest hole f32-36. The same problem. Only still distinct. It can also be seen in live view.

  • Alexey

    Please advise which lens is best suited for Nikon D5000, Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor or Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical

    • Trueash

      Both are better, but if you need autofocus, then the number of options is reduced to one: D

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical

  • Dmitriy

    Do I understand correctly: on non-motorized carcasses, this lens will correctly meter, the diaphragm will be controlled from the carcass, and focusing will only be manual, but with confirmation (green circle, as in a regular manual G-81N or Yu-37A)?

    • Alexey

      Yes, all modes (P, S, A, M) will be available, but with manual focus.

  • Jury

    As for me, this FR is the most useless, especially on "stubs" (crops). Already either 35 / 1.8DX or 85 / 1.8, while, on DX, 35 / 1.8 is not much more expensive than 50 / 1.8. And the 85 / 1.8 will pleasantly please when you switch (and this is inevitable) to FF.

  • Erasure - Wild! (+ poster) 19

    There is a difference between Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor and Nikon 50mm 1: 1.2.8 AF Nikkor macro

    • B. R. P.

      What is the difference?

  • Aiqqia

    With the d610, the lens sometimes "hangs", does not focus, you can hear the carcass screwdriver twitch and that's it. If you close the lens and drive it through all the focal points, then it starts working. There are no such problems with q90. What could it be?

  • Alexander

    It is said that there is a lack of sharpness at aperture from 1.8 to 2.8. Let it not scare anyone. There is such a problem, but it is negligible if the sharpness is set accurately. Well, and a very narrow grip, when when shooting a portrait, for example, only the eyes turned out to be sharp, and the tip of the nose and ears were already seriously blurred. But in a serious way, the loss in sharpness is so negligible that the eye simply does not detect them and are noticeable only at high magnification on the screen. Too small details often just create a garbage effect and are simply unnecessary and harmful. Then they have to be eliminated in Photoshop. Even with photo printing, even with the highest dpi, the losses will be much higher. So all this is only relevant if you suddenly decided to make something huge, like a photo wallpaper on the entire wall.

    • Nicholas

      Does it make sense to take Nikkor 50 1.8G to D750? Will there be any tangible improvements in picture / ease of operation compared to the 50 1.8D mIII, or is there no point in overpaying?

      • B. R. P.

        1.8G sharper. You don't have to click on the aperture ring and there will be M / A mode.

        • Nicholas

          Thank you!

  • Michael

    Apparently, the picture still depends heavily on the instance.
    My 50 / 1,8D has sharpness like a razor straight open. Although at first - only in the center. At 2,2 - already across the field, and from 2,8 - finally fire! The number starts with 43, that is, later, although it was bought either in 2008 or in 2009.
    I compared it with 50 / 1,4D - this one lathers a lot, literally like through glass with petroleum jelly. At 2,0 it is already much better, and from 2,8 - the differences between them are not noticeable by eye. What's the point of 1,4 then? This is not to mention the price difference. Although, perhaps, this instance was unlucky, unlike 1,8.

  • lily

    Good afternoon, I want to pick up a portrait lens for the Nikon3100, but the autofocus of the lens is important for me, could you tell me something? Thank you in advance!

    • Victor

      The simplest and most inexpensive thing you can think of is 50 1.8G

    • Specialist

      If outdoor portraits - 55-200VR, pts. cheap, pretty high quality, and the body, and some macro to boot.

    • B. R. P.

      How did no one advise Yongnuo?)

      • Victor

        Don't get lost, be the first ;)

        • B. R. P.


  • prime_k

    Error in the word "focus". Look at contextual search.

    • Arkady Shapoval


  • Julio Tarqui Crisostomo

    El lente 50mm 1: 1.8D no funciona el autofoco con la Nikon D5300, TAMPOCO CON LA NIKON d3200. Pero con la Nikon D7200 FUNCIONA NORMAL..
    Por favor, que podria ser.

    • B. R. P.

      Este objetivo no tiene un motor de enfoque automático incorporado y no es adecuado para las cámaras 3200 y 5300 y similares. La cámara 7200 tiene una unidad de enfoque automático mecánico para tales lentes (el llamado destornillador), por lo que el enfoque funciona.

  • Sergei

    If you unscrew the bolt with a silver petal that limits the aperture lever, you will get even more aperture. I noticed this in comparison with the 1.4 lens. 1.8 was darker at the same aperture. Try it, don't be afraid, it will work.

    • B. R. P.

      And how much more? And what else, complete with an increase in aperture ratio, will we get by simply unscrewing the bolt? Wow, the Japanese are stupid about this and did not know!

  • mykhailo

    Hello. I installed this device on the D750. at the extreme positions of the aperture, it shows an FEE error. And from 2.9 to 5.6 the error disappears and it turns out to take pictures. Can you please tell me if the problem is in the rheostat?

    Just in case, I initially tried to set it with the aperture locked at 22 as expected and immediately got an error.

    • B. R. P.

      Most likely in a rheostat (mechanical).

  • Wintereber

    I bought this lens and I just can’t shoot at 1.8. Fotik forces to 22. Nikon d3200 fotik. What to do ?

    • B. R. P.

      You are like this: “Attention: the lens has a manual aperture ring. To be able to control the aperture value from the camera or to automatically set the aperture on modern CZKs, you need to turn the control ring to F / 22 (the value is colored orange) and fix it with a special lever located to the right of the aperture marks. If this is not done, then on a number of cameras, the display will show an error - 'fEE' (aperture ring not installed). Some cameras that have an aperture rheostat allow you to control the aperture using this aperture ring, but only in metering modes 'M' and 'A'. You can read more about this issue in the section on Non-G lenses.” read?

      • Wintereber

        I read it. I bought a camera not long ago and maybe I don’t understand something. Do not judge strictly .
        I switched the photo to let's decide "A" and from this mode you can control the aperture. But how does it work? I put 1.8 on the fotik, but physically it is still closed. Maybe I'm doing something wrong or don't understand?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          the aperture closes at the time of shooting (shutter release), during focusing / sighting it is as open as possible for the most accurate focusing

          • Wintereber

            Understood . Thank you for your help !

  • Chadwick

    Arkady, good day! Please tell me if this lens is suitable for the Nikon D50 camera?
    It’s just that the D50 has the shortest shutter speed of 1/4000 of a second, but then how can you shoot in bright sunlight with an open aperture? The camera does not have enough shutter speed to invest in exposure. I guess that you will answer that you need to buy a filter that will darken the bright sun and you can invest in 1/4000 of a second, but what to do? Why constantly remove and screw on the filter? How else can you solve this problem without closing the aperture.
    Sincerely, Alexander !
    I got a fairly new Nikon d50 with 731 frames. I bought it for 5000 rubles with a receipt and box. They bought the camera in the Netherlands 18. 11. 2005 by check.
    The lens on it is 18 – 55 mm. I’m not at all happy with it. I hope for your answer!

    • Viktre

      The options are:

      1. Screw on the nd filter (possibly with variable density, but it will darken in any case)

      2. Cover the diaphragm.

      3. Do not shoot outdoors in bright sunshine

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Will do. 1/4000 is a myth, not a real problem.

  • Chadwick

    Here is a photo of the camera, like new

  • Alexey

    Arkady, my respects! Tell me how the lens will work on the D7000, there is simply an option to take a used Zenitar-M 50/1,7 with an adapter with an infinity lens, which is 1 thousand rubles cheaper than this lens.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      It will work well, just like on any other similar camera. The lens spoils the image. There will be no autofocus with Zenithar.

    • B. R. P.

      It will work like all screwdrivers. Why do you need adapters, lenses and no AF? 1 t.r. for the sake of?))) nothing, you’ll still make carols from the bald Fuhrer.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        he is from Belarus, most likely, and there is a potato Duce there

        • Victor

          1 t.r. Belarusian is about $320, it’s unlikely that such a difference will appear there))

          And it’s not serious for a thousand Russians to tolerate the lack of AF and a decrease in picture quality, the choice is obviously up to the native screwdriver.

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