Fast f/1.8, compact FX-format prime (fixed focal length) lens
The AF-S 50mm f/1.8G is optimized for FX-format DSLR cameras but equally at home on any Nikon DX-format DSLR, featuring Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) and an aspherical lens element.
Aspherical Lens Element
Virtually eliminates coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior colour consistency and reduced flare.
Rounded 7 Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural background blur (Bokeh).
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.