Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G REVIEW

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:

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G Review - Wooden Way
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G Review - Wooden Bridge
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G Review - Mushroom


Some Specifications:

  • 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
  • Weight: 185g
  • Accessories: rear lens cap / snap-on front lens cap / bayonet hood / lens pouch
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G Review - Mikky


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 subject.



Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G Review - Forest and Field
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G Review - Dewdrops on Grass


Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G Review - Stone Steps

Sample Images

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.

 

Summary:

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.


Please Note:

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.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G Review - Luxembourg City


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 :)



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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Garry (Sunday, 02 November 2014 11:11)

    Nice review! You're right, the bokeh you get with this lens is amazing.
    Oh and your sample images are pretty cool too!

  • #2

    JeJe (Tuesday, 01 December 2015 03:02)

    I like your view so much.
    Your photo very nice shot. I'm interesting this model as well,
    after i saw your sample photo, i think i can decision myself to select as you.

    Thank you very much for your very good review.

  • #3

    sheandhercamera.com (Tuesday, 01 December 2015 10:14)

    Thanks for your feedback Jeje! Nice to hear that it helped you making a decision :)




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