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Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition vs. regular 50mm f/1.8G lens specifications comparison

This is the specifications comparison between the new Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition lens and the regular 50mm f/1.8G version – both lenses seems to be identical except the 5g difference in weight (probably because of the silver ring):

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Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens now in stock

The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens is now in stock at B&H. Please note that Amazon will cancel your pre-order if they cannot ship an item after 60 days from the day you placed the order.

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Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens now shipping in the US

The Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens is now being shipped in the US. I know for sure that at least one dealer (Acephoto) will be getting it in the next few days. This time Nikon started shipping the lens before the previously announced US release date. Shipments in Europe already started 10 days ago.

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The first detailed Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens review is out

Photozone.de just published the first detailed review of the new Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens. Their verdict: “Compared to its predecessor (the Nikkor AF-D 50mm f/1.8) the new AF-S lens delivers better border resolution and improved bokeh, but has gained some weight and especially size.”

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Nikon D7000 + Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G samples

The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens is already available for sale in Slovakia and a [NR] reader posted some sample photos online. You can use Picasa’s zoom feature for each photo for pixel picking. The lens is expected to ship on June 2nd (June 16th in the US?). Thanks Viktor!

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Nikon Japan announced the release date of the Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens

Nikon Japan announced the release date of the new Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens as June 2nd, 2011. The US press release indicated a release date of June 16, 2011. Maybe this time the shipments will start earlier than previously expected. See all available pre-order options here.

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New sample images taken with the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens

In addition to the official samples provided by Nikon France (above), here are few more photographs taken with the new Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens by flickr member Phantomas: AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G on D700 @ f/1.8 AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G on D700 @ f/1.8 AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G on D700 @ f/1.8 AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G […]

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