Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Manual Focus Standard Lens. This is a superb example of one of Nikon's high quality AI lenses from the 1970's and 1980's when Nikon didn't make anything except high quality pro lenses. One of Nikon's sharpest lenses.
Excellent edge sharpness at all apertures. Fast f/1.8 aperture full frame standard lens. Brilliant for low light photography. Six elements in five groups. It has stunning optical and mechanical performance (see the pictures attached and at the Dropbox link further down) in a compact package, weighing around 217g.
This 50mm is extremely well made, having far better optical and mechanical properties than the more modern AF lenses Nikon makes today. Rockwell observes in his review. There are no sharper Nikon lenses made!This lens seems to me to have excellent edge sharpnesss. See full review of this lens on Ken Rockwell's lens review page. It works on all digital cameras with varying ease. Most modern Nikon digital cameras have an electronic rangefinder bottom left of the viewfinder. One can use this with MF lenses to get precise focus. Onthe D810, D800, D800E, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300s, D300, D200, D7200, D7100, D7000 series cameras, it can give full matrix metering and aperture-preferred auto (A) and manual (M) modes, and encodes the shooting aperture and focal length in the EXIF. The Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 works on the lesser cameras like the D80, D70 and D40, but without any metering - you'll have to use an external meter or guess using the LCD. The Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI is ideal for manual focus cameras like the FA, FE, FM andF2AS.
The F100 and most film cameras offer centre weighted metering with this lens, while the F4, F6 and FA are unique among film cameras in offering matrix metering with it. For further reading on the subject, please visit Ken Rockwell's most instructive website on the subjec.
The lens is in almost pristine condition. The focus ring action is beautifully smooth with no play at all in the action. The enamel lettering is bright and completely intact. The aperture ring is free moving and the iris blades are nice and snappy. The iris is in perfect condition and free of oil.The bayonet mount is also in excellent condition. There is practically no dust in this lens. The optics are otherwise perfect.
There is no fungus, haze, mould or Balsam separation. This lens produces punchy, colourful and contrasty images straight from the camera as can be seen from the test images.The front and rear elements are pristine. The item "Superb classic Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 manual focus lens in near mint condition" is in sale since Friday, March 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Lenses & Filters\Lenses". The seller is "t-tinkli" and is located in Leicester. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.