Autofocus fifty dollars Nikon

Miscellaneous fifty dollars Nikon Nikko

Miscellaneous fifty dollars Nikon Nikko

50 mm fixed lenses are very very popular, they have excellent aperture, image quality and price. There is even a phrase among the people: 'Every photographer should have fifty dollars'.

Nikon has been producing autofocus fifty dollars since 1986, and about 50 models are included in the 10-mm fast lens line.

All fifty dollars Nikon Nikkor can be divided into advanced lenses with aperture F / 1.4 and simpler with aperture F / 1.8. The difference in relative aperture between f / 1.8 and f / 1.4 is 1.65 times, this equals approximately 2/3 of the stop.

Line 50 / 1.8

  1. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor  (first version, MK I) - the lens was produced only in Japan from 1986 to 1990. There are two subversions that are no different:
    • MKI first... Weighing 210 grams. Easy to distinguish by the screw under the '1: 1.8' label. September 1986 to March 1987. Serial numbers start with 2
    • MKI second. Weighing 165 grams. Easily distinguished by the lack of a screw under the '1: 1.8' label. 1987 to 1990.Serial numbers start with 3
  2. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor  (second version, MK II) - MK II version was produced from 1990 to 2001. MK II differs from MK I clamp aperture, rubberized focus ring, depth of field scale, focus distance scale. The lenses MK I and MKII are visually different from each other. Optically, MK I and MK II are identical. Version MK II exists in three sub-versions - MIJ, MIC and NJ.
  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. The optical version is almost identical to the f / 1.8 MK II and f / 1.8 MK I. Added the ability to transfer the focusing distance to the camera, enlightenment optimized for working with digital cameras
  4. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical (fourth version, MKIVbetter known as 'G' version) - the lens has been produced since 2011, all lenses are made in China. The lens lost the aperture control ring and got built-in focus motor SWM Has an updated optical scheme using an aspherical element.
  5. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical Special Edition (fifth version, MKVbetter known as version 'Special Edition') - the lens has been produced since the fall of 2013, nothing but the appearance and a different focusing distance scale does not differ from the previous model Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical. The lens is made in the old classic style to complete the Nikon Df camera.
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.8 S (version for mirrorless cameras, MKVI) - the lens has been available since the summer of 2018. New design for 12 elements in 9 groups, including 2 Nikon ED low dispersion elements and 2 Nikon AS aspherical elements. Only suitable for cameras with Nikon Z mount.

This is how lenses look like in pairs - Nikon 50mm f / 1.8 AF Nikkor MK I and Nikon 50mm f / 1.8 AF Nikkor:

Nikon AF 50mm F1.8 MK I, MK II

Nikon AF 50mm F1.8 MK I, MK II

Nikon 50mm f / 1.8D AF Nikkor and Nikon 50mm f / 1.8G AF-S Nikkor

Nikon F1.8D AF 50mm and Nikon F1.8G AF-S 50mm

Nikon F1.8D AF 50mm and Nikon F1.8G AF-S 50mm

And so it looks like the modified Nikon 50mm f / 1.8G AF-S Nikkor Special Edition

View Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f / 1.8G (Special Edition)

View Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f / 1.8G (Special Edition)

And the lens for Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.8 S mirrorless cameras

Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.8 S

Ruler 50 / 1.4 / 1.2 / 0.95

  1. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4 AF Nikkor (first version, MK I) - the lens was produced from 1986 to 1991. All lenses of the f / 1.4 MK I version were produced only in Japan.
  2. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4 AF Nikkor (second version, MK II) - the lens was produced from 1991 to 1995, differs from the MK I in the aperture lock, the color of the focusing distance scale and the rubberized focusing ring. Optically the same as the first model. MK II was also made only in Japan.
  3. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor (third version, MKIIIbetter known as 'D'-version) - the lens has been produced since 1995 to this day. The lens has the same optical design as f / 1.4 MK I, f / 1.4 MK II, but can transmit focusing distance information to the camera. This version exists in two sub-versions - MIJ and MIC.
    • Subversion Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor MIJ (MADE IN JAPAN) - the first Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor MKIII lenses were made in Japan
    • Subversion Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor MIC (MADE IN CHINA) - subsequent lenses Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor MKIII were made in China, the differences between Japanese and Chinese versions are described in detail in the review here.
  4. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4G AF-S Nikkor SWM (fourth version, MKIVbetter known as 'G' version) - the lens has been produced since 2008 to this day. All lenses are made in China. The lens has an updated optical design, SWM focusing motor.
  5. Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical (better known as 58 / 1.4) - The lens has been produced since 2013 to this day. All lenses are manufactured in Japan. The focal length is not 50, but 58 mm.
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm 1: 0.95 S Noct - The lens has been produced from 2019 to the present day. Premium lens for mirrorless cameras Nikon Z. It does not have auto focus, but it has a record aperture... Complex optical design with 17 elements in 10 groups, with 4 ED elements and 3 aspherical elements.
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 / 1.2 S - The lens has been produced from 2020 to the present day. Professional S-line lens for mirrorless cameras Nikon Z... Complex optical design with 17 elements in 15 groups, with 2 ED elements and 3 aspherical elements.

This is how lenses look like in pairs - Nikon 50mm f / 1.4 AF Nikkor MK I and Nikon 50mm f / 1.4 AF Nikkor MK II:

Nikon 50mm f / 1.4 AF Nikkor, MK I and MK II

Nikon 50mm f / 1.4 AF Nikkor, MK I and MK II

Nikon 50mm f / 1.4D AF Nikkor and Nikon 50mm f / 1.4G AF-S Nikkor:

Nikon 50mm f / 1.4G AF-S Nikkor and Nikon 50mm f / 1.4D AF Nikkor

Nikon 50mm f / 1.4G AF-S Nikkor and Nikon 50mm f / 1.4D AF Nikkor

Below is the plate with the main technical characteristics of all autofocus models.

All autofocus fifty dollars from Nikon

All autofocus fifty dollars from Nikon

It's funny, despite the fact that fifty dollars have been improving for a very long time, but only in 2011 did the lens appear Nikon 50mm f / 1.8G AF-S Nikkorwhose optical design is used aspherical element. Also, there is not a single autofocus fifty dollars that has internal focus. And it’s worth noting that all new lenses f/1.8G AF-S и f/1.4G AF-S made only in China, the true Japanese is only AF f / 1.4.

Who doesn't like the fact that Nikon does not have real professional lenses, let them turn their attention to the 'professional' about fifty dollars Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical.

For Nikon, wonderful third-party autofocus lenses-fifty lenses from third-party manufacturers are still available:

  1. Sigma 50mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM Art
  2. Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF
  3. Yongnuo 50mm 1: 1.4 (YN50mm F1.4N E)
  4. Tamron 45mm F / 1.8 SP Di VC USD
  5. Yongnuo 50mm 1: 1.8 (YN50mm F1.8N)

Personal experience

Personally, I used cheap for a long time Nikon 50mm f /1.8D AF Nikkor under various extreme conditions in hiking, where you do not need excess weight, this cheap fifty dollars is not a pity to spoil. In the studio lens f/1.8D also very good. A Nikon 50mm f /1.4G AF-S Nikkor use for shooting in low light conditions, for example, in temples, I like him aperture and nice bokeh due to the 9 blade aperture. To lovers who are looking for their first high-speed creative tool, I I advise Nikon 50mm f /1.8G AF-S Nikkor, since it works on amateur cameras without a focus motor, and also has the best price / quality indicators.

Comments on this post do not require registration. Anyone can leave a comment. For the selection of a variety of photographic equipment, I recommend E-Catalog и AliExpress.

conclusions

Nikon has a lot of autofocus 50 mm fixed lenses. Many amateur photographers do not know that older versions of AF lenses (NON-D and NON-G type) work just as well on modern digital SLR cameras with a focus motor as their brand new AF-S brothers. In order not to make a mistake with the choice, it is advisable to use class AF-S lenses on cameras without a focus motor.

Material prepared Arkady Shapoval... Look for me on Youtube | Facebook | VK | Instagram | Twitter.

Add a comment:

 

 

Comments: 107, on the topic: Autofocus fifty dollars Nikon

  • Igor

    I read the article - SUPER!
    And then he read the questions and laughed at first, and then got angry.
    How stupid people are!
    The article describes the differences between fifty rubles - in particular, about prices and aperture.

    And then the first ten questions - with a request to advise which of fifty rubles to choose ...
    These questions are conscientious answers. First with a polite justification, then monosyllabic ...
    But after these questions, one by one there are questions exactly the same as the previous ones (which are already with answers). Among other things - this article is already the answer to these questions!

    PEOPLE, STOP STUPPING. RESPECT AUTHOR !!!
    HE FIRST WRITTEN YOU ARTICLE WRITTEN, THEN ANSWERED QUESTIONS, AND YOU ARE ASKING THE SAME MOST !!!

    • Igor

      Igor respect you. Well done for writing about "brakes".
      What questions are such answers !!!! The site author would like to wish patience !!!
      Will the camera lens fit the camera? ))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • wharfage

    Arkady, go to the "main" page https://radojuva.com.ua/photo-review/ comments are forbidden, so I decided to leave it here:

    I apologize for the criticism, but I allow myself the wish:
    It seems to me that if you wrote the date of the review next to the lens review (and perhaps the “NEW” icon next to the new ones), it would be useful and convenient.

    • Lynx

      At the bottom of each review, next to the buttons of social networks is a date.
      And at https://radojuva.com.ua/ (it is she who is the main one) there are all reviews in chronological order

      • wharfage

        Lynx, you are right, of course.
        But I had something else in mind - the date of the review on the page with the list of all reviews. However, I do not insist ... Arkady does not review the lenses immediately after the release.

        And again you are right. That's why I put quotation marks.
        But for me, the page on my link is much more convenient and it is the main one.

        • BB

          Why is there a date? She will only distract and litter the space.

          For such proposals there is a page “Questions and Answers”, as well as contacts of the author of the blog.

  • Alex

    Links are no longer working:

    “Dpreview has some graphic comparisons of some fifty dollars:

    1.4D vs 1.4G
    1.4D vs 1.8D
    1.4G vs 1.8D "

  • anonym

    I bought a 1.4 G lens. everything is fine on the manual single-point, and when 2 or 3 people, there is already no focus, of course. And I switch to autofocus, and then the focus walks. Please tell me how to configure the device. Thank you

    • Denis

      manual single point = single point autofocus (central)?
      switch to autofocus = autofocus with auto-selection of the focus area?
      Please tell me how to set up the device -> close the diaphragm

  • Koba

    World news Nikon: it is closing a factory in China, which was in the Jianxu province, Wuxi city. Personally, I expected this, not because I am a prophet, simply because in recent years many electronics manufacturers have closed factories in China, for example Xerox, Toshiba, a couple of Sony factories. No, because they made bad products there, or they don't like China, or there is something wrong with the quality, no and no. The fact is that the average wage of an average worker in China wei is almost $ 400, and this is in the provinces, in big cities, for such a price it is impossible to find even girls who just stand at restaurants and greet customers. China is no longer a poor country where you can find cheap labor. Now many people will think that these factories have returned to Japan, so to speak, the quality is higher there. Again, no, they lost, they moved to neighboring Vietnam and the Philippines, where the cost of labor is 2,5 times lower. That's all. In other words, where you can find workers (unskilled! Others are simply not needed in factories, in all factories, including those that produce the most high-quality products!) For $ 100-150 a month, capitalists run there ...

  • Yuliya

    Nikon 50mm f / 1.8G AF-S Nikkor bought this lens for the Nikon D5300, read that for part-time lenses there will be not 50 mm, but 70 how to be? Do I need to change to another lens if I want to get exactly 50 mm? Thanks in advance for the answer)))

    • Arkady Shapoval

      You can change it to 35 1.8 DX, there will be an equivalent of 50mm

  • Wladimir

    - from personal experience, and almost all of Nikon's D-90s and D-600s were at fifty rubles.

    On the crop, as a fifty-kopeck piece, the best option would be the native DH-owl 35 / 1,8G - it fulfills its price with a huge margin, very sharp and colorful in comparison with other Nikon lenses, with the exception of Nikon professional lenses with N enlightenment, which are somewhat more contrasting than the cheaper ones their fellows and better convey black.

    *-*

    Any fifty dollars on the crop turns into a wonderful portrait lens, nevertheless, the best option from Nikon, including for a full frame, will still be 50 / 1,4G - it is more colorful than the entire D series, its aperture ratio is 1,4, 1,8, which is very often in demand in night photography and this clearly outperforms his younger brother with aperture of 1,4, he does not draw nuts on closed diaphragms and most importantly - it is absolutely sharp and contrasting already at aperture 70 - I have such There are two lenses - one of them, with a broken autofocus, bought on the occasion for $ 5, stands as the main lens on an old HEX-50, where it focuses perfectly by hand, among other things - 1,4 / 1,8G - it also draws excellent contrast lemons light sources and according to many photographers, it also has a pretty decent picture - it costs twice as much as XNUMXG - but the difference in price, in my opinion, is quite justified.

    Now about Nikor 50 / 1,4D - this lens draws nuts on a closed diaphragm, but ... it was, along with 80-200 / 2,8, the pinnacle of optical engineering in the film era, and surprisingly, these two lenses are produced to this day , because they are in great demand among photographers, for their own bokeh, which clearly differs from all other Nikon lenses in its special pattern. This lens produces excellent portraits in the light key of 1,4 - because the lens is very soft when open, the back light sources on this lens generally look unique at aperture 1,4-1,6, where there are no nuts yet.

    For studio work - all Nikon fifty dollars work in the studio about the same - they shoot with closed apertures, and at 5,6 and higher all these lenses are equally sharp and it is better not to overpay and take what is cheaper ...

    If the aperture ratio and the narrowest DOF are not in demand - the best option is still Nikor 50 / 1,8G - it is absolutely working in the open, it is colorful, it has a fairly fast and very accurate autofocus - by the way, about autofocus, the D-series focuses faster, but the G-series is more accurate - at the same time, on the younger carcasses, however, on the older ones too - a common problem with this optics, back or front focus, due to which there is a focus miss and these lenses are accused of blurring due to the fact that sharpness flies out of a narrow depth of field - when shooting portraits, on those lenses where there is no back-front focus correction, you should try to focus on the tip of the nose or on the ears, and then it will become clear how to adapt to these lenses ...

    • Pokemon

      "D-series focuses faster, but G-series is more accurate"
      On D750, D700, D3s, D4, I did not see any problems with AF with D-series lenses.
      *
      "These two lenses are still produced today"
      Are you sure about that?
      They are not on the American Nikon website. They are labeled as “old product” in Japanese.

  • Andrey Vernnicno

    “D is speed, G is precision” is absolutely true. I'm an active photographer, and fifty is my favorite focal point. I tried the whole series of fifty kopecks 1,8 and 1,4 D and G. I left myself 2 - 1,4d and 1,4g for work. Can't sell D - I'm fixing and reporting, and G is very slow, especially 1,4. Even 1,8G has problems in difficult lighting conditions. When you need to quickly capture moments in difficult conditions, I will not dare to shoot with G-ku. But the scrap rate is significantly lower when shooting with G.

Add a comment

christening photographer price Photography for lovers

Copyright © Radojuva.com. Blog author - Photographer in Kiev Arkady Shapoval. 2009-2021

English-version of this article https://radojuva.com/en/2012/12/all-50mm-lens-nikon-together/