AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
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AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
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I bought this to get me started with my D610 a few months ago, and have been very impressed with most every shooting situation. In lower light it does hunt sometimes, and I kinda wish I would have sprung for the 1.4D or 1.4G, but I don´t anticipate this being my most often used lens. If you need a good general purpose lens that gets really great detail and pleasant background blur at larger apertures, this is a solid value. Even on my first use of it, without really knowing how to exploit my D610, I got some impressive results (relative to my previous results). It´s a safe bet to buy this because of its incredible price. Nikon really gives you a lot of bang for your buck with this one.
I received this lens as a hand-me-down from a friend and even though I have newer lenses it has become my go-to lens. It´s fast and sharp and never lets me down.
J´ai acheté ce produit usagé, il m´en a coûté 80$ plus taxes. Pour le prix, je n´aurais pu mieux demander. Bien sur à F/1.8 il y a l´aberration chromatique et les images sont moins nettes, mais à partir de F/2.8 c´est mon objectif préféré. Rapport qualité prix, aucune hésitation acheté le. Fabrication soignée pour un objectif si peu dispendieux.
I was excited to get this lens and shoot, but I soon discovered that the auto focus function is NOT supported with my Nikon D5500. I had to extensively Google it, instead of seeing it and avoiding purchasing in the products specs. Disappointed, I wasted my time and money.
I found this lens was incompatible (for autofocus) with my Nikon D3100. Unfortunately, there is no information on the website to warn you about this; the specifications do not mention it. I am now faced with having to find a Nikon camera which is compatible with the lens! However, without any information about which models are compatible with this lens, I am stuck. I cannot comment on the kens because I have not been able to use it!
All these af-d lenses are incredible! I bought several refurbished af-d lenses to use on my D500 and my F4 film camera. They´re so versitile for use on digital and film cameras. Light weight and sharp. Easy to pack. A real bargain. I´ve ordered a refurbished Nikon f6. I´ve never received a bad refurbished product from Nikon.
I purchased this lens knowing I would only be able to manually focus with it attached to my D3300 camera body. When I have been successful in taking good pictures, they have been beautiful. However, the majority of my pictures are very blurry - despite them sometimes looking decent on my camera´s LCD screen. That is the frustrating part - sometimes they do look good on my lcd screen but then I review them on a larger screen, and they are blurry. I bought the lens refurbished, and I´d definitely do that again - Nikon USA brings the lens up to manufacturer´s specs. However, per Nikon USA, you only have 14 days to return an unopened product. I did not expect to encounter the level of difficulty I have in using the manual focus, and on Day 16 from the date of purchase, I was hoping I would still be able to return the product due to my lack of satisfaction. I do somewhat understand Nikon USA´s policy, but at the same time, we´ve already spent a lot of money on their products. I would have probably bit the bullet, returned the lens, and come back later when we were able to spend more and get a comparable lens that would autofocus on my camera. Some told me I could rely on the focus indicator light inside the viewfinder to help me focus, and I even saw that information in multiple places online. That is not true - you only have your eyes with this lens. I´m not sure if I will ever be able to totally catch up and properly manually focus with this lens when I am using it on my camera, so that worries me. I´ve even had still pictures of inanimate objects turn blurry. I know it is user error; I just don´t know if my human capabilities will ever be superb enough. The lens was advertised as compatible with my camera. Better photographers have told me this is difficult. If we ever get another prime lens, I think I will go with a 35mm that can autofocus. For now, I will keep practicing with this one. I am giving it three stars because it is capable of achieving beautiful pictures, but if you have camera body without a motor, it is going to be difficult to use - I wish Nikon had some kind of policy regarding customer satisfaction. I really love their products so far, except for this. I would recommend this lens, of course, if your camera has a motor to make it capable of autofocus.
I just received this lens and the reviews I read made me buy it. This lens is just what people acclaimed it is exceptional. Love it close ups, portraits and general uses, love it.
I still consider myself a beginner in Photography... I think that prime lenses are a great tool to teach yourself how to frame a picture if you are as bad as I was in the very beginning. This specific lens is simple and light and remains one of my favorite go to lens. It is versatile and can be used for portraits, close-ups and is great in low light and interior settings. At this price, it is a no brainer...
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