Elja Trum

Nikon leaks new Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens

thursday 14 April 2011, 21:20 by | 4713 times read | 1 comment

Earlier today Nikon published a page about a new Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens on their site. The page was quickly pulled, but of course someone did manage to capture a screenshot of the page. Looks like we'll be seeing a product announcement soon.

The new Nikon prime lens features a newly developed optical system with a aspherical lens element, silent wave motor (for quiet autofocus) and a switch to quickly go from autofocus to manual mode. The filter size is 58mm and the lens weighs 185 gram. Minimum focus distance is 0.45 meter (1.48 feet).

Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G leaked

Looks like a nice successor to the current 50mm f/1.8. Thanks to the addition of the AF-S autofocus you can now use this fast prima on a Nikon D3100 or D5100 as well (with autofocus). The price wasn't published on the page, but it will probably cost around 150 euro / dollar.

Elja Trum

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Elja Trum is founder of Photofacts and author of a Dutch book on black-and-white photography. In his daily life he is an e-business consultant with Directshop.
Elja uses Twitter, is married and father of Mika and Vera.

1 comment

  1. Anthony
    Anthony wrote on thursday 14 April 2011 at 21:35

    Nice, I already had the 'old' 50mm on my wishlist.
    This looks like a nice newer version!

    No word on when it might be available I guess?

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