After two years of using the same two lenses, I finally bought this new lens a week ago for about 180€, which I think is pretty cheap for a lens. As I use the Nikon D3200, a DX
camera, the 1.5x crop makes this a 75mm lens.
This is my point of view after testing the lens for about one week:
Focal length: 50mm (75mm on DX cameras)
Maximum aperture: f/1.8
Minimum aperture: f/16
Closest focusing distance: 0.45m / 1.48ft
Filter size: 58mm
Dimensions: 72 x 52,5 mm
Accessories: rear lens cap / snap-on front lens cap / bayonet hood / lens pouch
What I like:
• The main reason why I bought this lens was the shallow depth of field. I just love how this lens is able to blur the background and to create beautiful bokeh, so much more than the kit lens
(Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G) could.
• The photos are very sharp.
• I think the focus speed is pretty fast (it's definitely faster than my two other lenses) and the autofocus is silent.
• This lens does an amazing job in low light situations.
What I Don't like:
• The closest focusing distance of this lens is 0.45m. This bothers me a bit, especially when I'm trying to take photos of flowers etc. where I want to get as close as possible to the
Every photo shown in this blog post was taken with a Nikon D3200 and the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G lens. The images are not edited.
I love this lens. I didn't find many disadvantages and the pictures are really sharp and look so beautiful with the blured background and bokeh.
I tried this lens just for one week. My point of view may change in the future. I'll update this review if my opinion changes, of course.
This was the first time that I tried to write a photo equipment review. Please let me know if you liked it or not by writing a comment below this blog post or contact
me here. It would also be great if you tell me what I could do better next time. Thanks