AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition)

Superior optical performance with a unique design that complements the Df aesthetic

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  • SWM
  • AS
  • M/A

Key Features

  • While paying homage to vintage manual-focus lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, a compact and light normal lens that is highly evaluated for high optical performance, has been redesigned for this special edition to achieve ideal matching with the Nikon Df
  • Leather-tone exterior finish coordinated with the Df
  • Silver aluminum ring is equipped
  • Knurling used in manual-focus lenses is adopted for the focus ring
  • Optical system employing an aspherical lens element provides the same optical performance as that of the current AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet AF operation
  • M/A mode allows quick switching from autofocus to manual, making it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder


Focal length
50 mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
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
7 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
58 mm
Diameter x length
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 73 x 52.5 mm/2.9 x 2.1 in.
Approximately 190 g/6.7 oz
Supplied accessories
58 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-58, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-47, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1013

MTF Chart

Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements