A significant innovation in AF lens technology, Nikon's Silent Wave Motor uses ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
Quick Switching from AF to MF
When fine manual focusing is needed, simply rotate the lens focus ring—M/A mode allows you to seamlessly override the AF system with virtually no time lag.
Effective Aberration Correction
Since the 1960s, aspherical lenses have been an important part of the NIKKOR lens family. Virtually eliminating coma and other types of aberration, every new addition to the lineup provides a new level of contrast, resolution and compact design.
Reduce Lens Flare and Ghosting
Nikon's Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced lens flare.
Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length 50mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 31°30'
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 47°
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.15x
Lens Elements 7
Lens Groups 6
Compatible Format(s) FX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Diaphragm Blades 7
Distance Information Yes
Aspherical Elements 1
Super Integrated Coating Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48 ft. (0.45m)
Focus Mode Auto
Filter Size 58mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 2.8 (72.1) x 2.1 in. ( x 52.4 mm)
Approx. Weight 6.6 oz. (185 g)
58mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-58
Rear Lens Cap LF-4
Bayonet Hood HB-47
Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1013