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Nikon announces fast 50mm prime lens

April 27, 2011: Nikon Australia has announced a new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G prime lens, designed for for full frame Nikon DSLRs, at an RRP of $299.

The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G offers pleasing blur (‘bokeh’) characteristics and three-dimensional rendering capabilities delivered by a fixed focal length lens.

A new optical design that enables f/1.8 maximum aperture utilises an aspherical lens element, which achieves superior rendering performance for excellent image quality even with shooting in low light. The built-in Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures quiet autofocus operation. What’s more, the SWM means that autofocus shooting is also possible when the lens is used with entry-level Nikon DX-format digital-SLR cameras such as the D5100 and D3100, which are not equipped with an autofocus drive motor.

Minimum focussing distance is .45cm.

The new lens will be in store from early June.

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