Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Nikon 50mm F/1.8G Lens for the D90 - Only $219!

Hello, As Uncle Joe reported in his last blog post their is a new 50mm Prime Lens for us D90 users avalible now from Amazon. Anyway I thought I'd post some info on it for you all. I think I'll be getting this lens also since I always wanted the old nifty 50 but never did pick one up! I believe this new lens has the built in focus motor so it will now focus on the Nikon D40 if you still have that camera in your arsenal. This FX lens on the D90 would be more like a 75mm lens on our DX camera.

Fast, upgraded f/1.8, compact FX-format prime lens

Newly developed optical system with Aspherical lens element

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)

M/A Focus Mode Switch

Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs

Fast f/1.8, compact FX-format prime (fixed focal length) lens

Optimized for FX-format D-SLR cameras but equally at home on any Nikon DX-format D-SLR, this updated classic with a fast maximum aperture is ideal for everyday shooting, perfect in low lighting situations and great for producing images with beautiful background blur (bokeh). The AF-S 50mm f/1.8G includes Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) for fast and precise autofocus, M/A Focus Mode Switch for seamless changes between manual and autofocus operation and an aspherical lens element for outstanding optical performance with high contrast.

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Cordes Corner said...

What is the difference in this new 50mm F/1.8 lens and the version currently out:
Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras?



Scbbbc said...

Well the big difference is the new lens will auto focus on all nikon cameras as the old one wouldn't! hopefully we will start seeing image comparisons between the two soon.

kakima said...

There's another big difference, at least to those of us who still also use film cameras. The new lens does not have an aperture ring, which makes it unusable on older cameras. For that reason alone I'm not considering replacing the older lens I have. The older lens autofocuses on every autofocus camera I have (despite what Scbbbc said, the new lens does not autofocus on all Nikon cameras).

Of course, your mileage will vary. For me the aperture ring is more important than the autofocus motor. If you have a D40 or D3000 in addition to the D90, you'll probably feel the opposite.

Scbbbc said...

Thanks Kakima! Good Info...

Cordes Corner said...

I am new to DSL photography. If I only have a Nikon D90, then I should be alright to go with the older version though? I ordered it before news came that this one was coming out!

Scbbbc said...

Cordes, Your fine it will work great with your D90. Have fun with it!

Ramon said...

I have a question about Nikon lance 50mm to use it on my D90 camera. what is the difference between the 50mm D and 50mm G.
What thus AF-S means?