50mm f/1.8 AIS ‘New’ compact version


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The final version of the classic 50mm Nikkor lens. This is Nikon’s best manual-focus 50mm f/1.8 lens of all time. Nicknamed “Pancake,” it has the same stellar mechanical and optical quality of earlier lenses, but in a much smaller and lighter package. This is the sharpest 50mm manual-focus lens you can get for your Nikon.

  • short nose
  • first 50/1.8 AIS «New» lens was #4000001
  • 6 elements in 5 groups
  • picture angle 46°
  • stepped front ring, filter ∅ 52mm
  • plastic focusing ring
  • distance scale graduated in meters and feet from 0.6m (2 ft) to infinity (∞)
  • «MADE IN JAPAN» on black focusing ring («M» with vertical sides)
  • narrow aperture setting ring without prong
  • AIS coupled
  • aperture scale f/1.8 to f/22
  • 7 iris blades
  • bayonet fixed by 3 cross-head screws
  • dimensions approx. 63.5 ∅ x 36.5 mm
  • weight approx. 145g
  • Nikon 52mm snap-on front lens cap
  • Nikon LF-1 rear lens cap
  • Nikon HS-11 52mm snap-on lens hood
  • Nikon L1Bc 52mm screw-in filter, black rim



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  • EXC++95%-97% as new
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