Remarkably lightweight and compact 50mm standard lens. Boasts a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 that is ideal for low-light situations or when shallow depth of field is required, and contributes to a bright viewfinder image. The re-designed optical construction features an aspherical lens element for superior image quality and Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) delivers whisper-quiet operation. Great value for money, this is a superb additional lens for photographers on a budget.
50mm FX-format standard lens (75mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR).
Fast maximum aperture of f/1.8.
Ideal for low-light situations or portraits with smooth bokeh.
Aspherical lens element for superior image quality.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, quiet autofocus.
Two focus modes: M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus).
Remarkably lightweight and compact body.
Weather-sealed metal lens mount.
Outstanding value for money.
7 elements in 6 groups (with one aspherical lens element)
Angle of view
47° (31°30' with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance
0.45 m/1.48 ft
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approximately 72 x 52.5 mm/2.8 x 2.1 in.
Approximately 185 g/6.6 oz
58mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-58, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-47, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1013