For the replacement of its famous entry-level 50mm lens, Nikon added an AF-S motor to it. But, let's see how it compares in terms of image quality, with its predecessor and competitors.
Further readings for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
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We’ve tested 149 lenses on the D5600, including primes and zooms, and in this first part of our “Best lenses for the Nikon D5600” review, we’ve picked a selection of the best affordable primes. The review analyzes the performance of our top three lenses in four categories, including wide-angle, standard, 50mm, and telephoto lenses. Before we get dive into the lenses, here’s a quick overview of how we calculate the Lens Metrics, along with some key lens features to look for.
After introducing the new no-compromise G Master series for full-frame Alpha mirrorless cameras, Sony announced an inexpensive FE 50mm f/1.8 to add to the lineup. At $249, the new lens is much more accessibly-priced than that lofty GM series, or the Zeiss-branded FE 55mm F1.8 introduced soon after the initial launch of the full-frame cameras themselves.
Announced in September 2015, the $599 Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8) is a standard focal length prime lens for Nikon, Canon, and Sony full-frame cameras. Offering a fixed focal length with a field of view similar to human vision (excluding peripheral vision) and a large maximum aperture, the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 is a good option for a range of uses, including street photography, portraits, low-light and all-round general shooting.
As the successor to the EF 50mm f1.8 II, this upgraded model features a new exterior design in keeping with other recent EF and EF-S models and a metal mount. It also adopts a stepper motor for more responsive and quieter AF. Read on to find out how well this upgraded model performs.
Following on the from the lens recommendations for the new mid-range DX format Nikon D5300, we’ve now completed the assessment of the full-frame Nikon Df. We’ve tested the camera with more than 90 Nikkor and third-party prime lenses and zooms to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses perform best when paired with the new camera.
Nikon’s retro styled Df harks back to the days film externally, but the metal shell with its plethora of dials and buttons conceals a state-of-the-art 16-Mpix CMOS sensor intended for the worst imaginable lighting conditions. Read on to find out how this new addition to the range performs.
Following on from the lens recommendations for the earlier full-frame Nikon D600, we’ve now had the opportunity to assess a wide range lenses with that model’s replacement, the 24-Mpix D610. We’ve analyzed a total of 95 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models with the D610 to assess image quality, and we’ve come across some unexpected results. Read onto find out more about that and which lenses perform best when paired with the camera.
This is the second part of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100 where we’ve analyzed nearly 60 Nikkor and third-party standard and portrait prime and zoom models to assess their optical quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses are the best performers when paired with Nikon’s ultra-high resolution 24-Mpix APS-C format semi-pro model.
Nikon was one of the last big camera makers to offer a mirrorless model but when they finally announced the Nikon 1 system back in September, 2011, they attracted some controversy for adopting a new smaller sensor than rivals. Since then, they’ve done well to increase popularity of the system by expanding the range of lenses in a relatively short time frame. The 1 Nikkor 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and the 18.5mm f/1.8 are two of the newest models from the firm. Read on to see how well they perform when mounted on the Nikon 1 V1 body.