Nikon 50mm f/1.8G Lens Becomes Official

After being accidentally leaked on Nikon’s website a couple weeks ago, Nikon’s new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens was officially announced today. The lens — compatible with both DX and FX DSLRs — features an unusual aspherical element that typically isn’t found in lenses like this. It will be available starting June 16th for $220, which includes a lens hood.

Here are some sample shots created with the lens:

You can read the official announcement here.

  • Bergur

    Got the F series lens myself. The cheapest lens I own and the one I take along, when I’m only taking one.

  • kombizz

    Shame that my camera still is Minolta, otherwise I could use this lovely lens.

  • Michael Stanclift

    I have the AF one right now, I’ll probably trade up to this one soon enough.