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Nikon 2137 AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens Black

  • D-type lens design provides distance information as part of flash.
  • An affordable Nikkor that combines the ease of autofocus operation with advanced Nikon optics.
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Learn more about the Nikon Inc 2137

Model

Brand
Nikon
Model
2137
Type
Fixed Length Lens

Spec

Color
Black
Diameter
52mm
Compatibility
FX/DX/FX in DX Crop Mode/35mm Film
Focus Type
Auto
Manual
Focal Length
50 mm
Aperture
Maximum: f/1.8 Minimum: f/22
Format
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Camera Mount
Nikon F
Angle of View
DX-format: 31.30 degrees
FX-format: 46 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance
1.5ft
Magnification
0.15x
Lens Construction
6 elements in 5 groups
Dimensions
2.50" x 1.50" (Diameter x Length)
Weight
5.5oz
Specifications
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Distance Information: Yes
Super Integrated Coating: Yes
G-type: Yes
Accepts Filter Type: Screw-on

Features

Autofocus
Yes
Features
D-type lens design provides distance information as part of flash and ambient light exposure processes.
Classic normal lens provides speed and compact design
Multi-layer coating minimizes flare and ghosting
Exceptionally lightweight and compact. Ideal for travel photography
Stops down to f/22 for excellent depth-of-field control

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • April S.
  • 4/21/2014 1:13:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Nifty Fifty

Pros: Very fast lens

Bokeh is great

Very inexpensive

Works on FX and DX sensors

Fast focus

Cons: No internal AF motor, so you need a camera that has a AF motor or be okay with manual focus

Does not come with lens hood

Focusing is loud

Other Thoughts: Make sure your camera has an AF motor built in (higher end Nikons, such as D7000, D7100, any FX camera) otherwise the lens will be completely manual.

Also remember if you have a DX sensor, your lens won't be f/1.8 @ 50mm, but something like f/2.7 @ 75mm.

I would say this is probably the best starter lens if you want to get into photography. It's very inexpensive, works on FX and DX cameras just fine (and older Nikon film cameras--probably as old as 1960's Nikons), crystal clear and absolutely sharp in all areas of the image, and very small and lightweight. Plus, since it is prime, you cannot zoom and are forced to move around to compose your photograph.

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  • Matthew W.
  • 11/19/2011 8:59:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFast and awesome!

Pros: On a non-fullframe camera. This is my second choice of people-portrait lenses. I choose my 35 1.8 over this for that purpose.

Cons: None. Unless you need a 1.2

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  • Robert M.
  • 9/6/2011 11:02:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Glass

Pros: The Nifty Fifty! Great Glass, fast aperture at F1.8, fast AF through screw drive, great Bokeh!. Been using this on a D200. IF your using this on a DSLR DX format with screw drive (D1,D2,D50,D70,D80,D90,D100,D200,D300,D7000) Do note that it is actually a 75mm Focal Length, due to not being on a full frame camera, since this was designed mostly for Film use. For a DX camera I suggest 35mm DX lens. You can still use it, but your not getting its full potential as a lens, also it will not work as good in close range as the 35mm will (I own both) Also works great with Reverse Lens Macro Photography (look it up!)

Cons: No Cons, just do your research when buy it for your camera, make sure its compatible. IF you have a cheaper Nikon with no AF motor, get the 35mm DX.

Other Thoughts: Best use, Film and FX format CMOS sensors.

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  • Eric T.
  • 9/5/2011 7:28:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Very inexpensive. I remember buying mine for more like $110. It was well wroth it. I've been using it for my D40. It's a good small lightweight lens. Good for casual shots. I use it mostly for low light situations. I usually turn it up to 2.2 or higher because 1.8 is a bit fuzzy.
Great for low light, very good considering the price.

Cons: A bit plasticy. Feels kind of cheap. Focus ring is a bit clunky. Doesn't auto focus with certain cameras. Look to see if you camera body supports AF. Pictures are a bit fuzzy at 1.8. The depth of field is so small at that f-stop that you can rarely focus on someone's whole face.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to a friend if they were buying it at around $100 and not $180. If your camera body does support AF focusing. If not, still works with manual focus.
Owned and used it for over 2 years, still works like it was brand new.

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  • Justin C.
  • 7/23/2010 2:08:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsShould be 1st lens you buy

Pros: Very fast lens that gets beautiful out of focus areas behind and in front of your subject (bokeh). If you're looking for a great portrait lens that isolates your subject but you can't spend a ton, this is it. Sharp photos if you're a few stops away from wide open.

Cons: Being a prime lens, I don't use this as much as my zoom lenses since this doesn't have much reach, but if I'm relatively close to my subject this is great. Doesn't autofocus on D40/D3000/D5000 since there's no built-in AF motor. If you have one of those camera's don't let that stop you... unless the joyless plasticky thing they call the manual focus ring is a huge turn-off for you. In that case, Nikon has a newer 50mm AF-S f1.4 that you might want to look at, but it's 3x as much.

Other Thoughts: If you're coming from a film camera, this lens is the equivalent of a 75mm, so you won't be getting a wide shot with it. This is easily the best value in lenses, but shop around since it should only cost a little over 1 c-bill.

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  • DAVID S.
  • 12/25/2009 11:37:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA prime lenses for any Nikonian

Pros: This fast lens (f/1.8) produces sharp pictures, contrast and great Bokehs. Absolutely responsive and it is perfect for portrait exposures and other general purposes.

Is one of my favorite lenses, in fact I always keep it on my D300. Very fun to use.

Cons: This is a a prime lens so you need to move around for composition. If you are looking for a lens that does all the things for you, this wont make it.

The autofocus does not work with D40, D40x, D60 and D5000.

Other Thoughts: Simply a inexpensive lens that wont disappoint.
Don't be shy with the plastic construction, it is sturdy, strong and well built. I will recommend a filter like a UV, for protection.

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