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

Theย 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)ย 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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  • 1.4 is only a bit more expensive but much more efective for me….

    • EAJ

      It’s more than twice the price. Have you been shooting with the 1.8 G?

      • The invisible man

        true, but with the 1.4 you get almost 2 times more light !

        • but with the 1.4 you get almost 2 times more light !

          1.587 times (2/3 stops) actually, minus vignetting tax.

  • Mac Rockwell


  • jesse

    I pre-ordered from Amazon on day one. I hope I make the cut!

    • Michael

      me too me too

      • Mac Rockwell

        Me too

        • Me too! (Feverishly checking Amazon)

          • Michael


  • Chris

    My Amazon shipping estimate is June 16th-August 20th…. good thing I have no vital photo plans lol.

  • Segura

    Amazon Order Email Confirmation: Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 6:28 AM CST (Houston TX)
    Delivery Estimate: May 16, 2011 – June 14, 2011

    When did you order Chris?

  • broxibear

    Here’s an odd video posted yesterday called “Nikon Chic ‘n’ Shoot”, made with the help or by Nikon Thailand…

    • amien

      very ugly looking video…

    • Ronan


    • Tony

      I’m not so sure what’s the point of the video, it’s too casual. But thanks for sharing.

    • Tonny

      It is the campaign launched by Nikon Thailand. Girl gangs to shoot by D5100, so this video filmed when all these girls were doing this activity.

      don’t be too serious.

  • Just got off the phone with Adorama. They stated that they should be shipping from Adorama within the week. According to them, everybody that pre-ordered will be fulfilled with this first shipment.

    • Henry Nikon Fan

      This is good to hear. I preordered with Adorama the first day that they allowed it. Thanks for the post; good information.

      • You’re welcome. I know a lot of guys pre-ordered through Adorama. They stated the have hundreds of copies on the way.

        • HENRY S SYLVIA

          See my post below regarding Adorama shipping this lens. Hope you get yours soon.

  • GG

    Nikon Malaysia tweeted something quite interesting about 10 hours ago:

    “Look out for Tomorrow Nikon DSLR fans.. we got something coming up and it’s gona be exciting for those that LOVES portrait photography! =) the results is pretty superb!”

    Any clues on what this might be about? New portrait lenses? Or should we just expect something highly anticlimatic that’s not about new products at all? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Personally, I’d love some AF-S f/2 or 2.8-ish short tele primes.

    • One More Thought

      My guess would be a contest or some similar type of promotion…no new product.

    • Michael

      hopefully a 85mm f/1.8 0r 2.8 af-s for sub $1,000 sub $500 would be a dream

      • Chris

        Yes, I’ve been waiting like 2 years for a Nikon 85mm f/1.8 refresh that’s under $450.

        • Michael

          that would be so amazing

          • Stuff

            Like many here, I’d jump on a new Nikon 85 mm 1.8.

            Anybody used the Sigma 85mm 1.4? How does it hold up in comparison to the Nikon 85 1.4G?

            • Michael

              That lens would be so sold out if they released one

        • Same here!! I’d love to have a 85mm f/1.8 G for around $450.

          The Sigma 1.4 seems like the next best option, but at $900 I just can’t swing it.

  • kelly

    Not yet shipped
    Delivery Estimate: May 17, 2011 – June 20, 2011

    Ordered April 27th. 4 hours after PR.

  • Michael

    i need to this before i go to mcad hurry nikon/ amazon

  • nice lens price even better

  • The invisible man

    I would get the 50mm f/1.4 AF-D instead on Ebay for $150-$300

    • Ronan

      1.8G out performs the 1.4D FYI.

      • Tony


        • The invisible man

          the f/1.8 is lighter, smaller and cheaper

  • Uploaded some sample pics shot with D90 + AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
    I’m pretty satisfied with this lens ๐Ÿ™‚

    • M Jesper

      Cool, thanks.

    • Greg

      Nice shots, thanks for sharing.

    • Very nice samples. They show a much nicer bokeh that the old AF-D. I’m tempted to get one of these…

  • The invisible man

    Slow shipping for a fast lens …..

    • The invisible man

      nobody ?

      • I lol’d a tiny bit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • James E. Donahue

    Mine is on the way.

  • baked bananas

    Hey admin… wellcome back…..why is there advertisements for Canon equipment here? My guess is they’re finally releasing a weather sealed 5d mk iii with a f mount adapter kit.

    • not completely back yet ๐Ÿ™‚

      this is the right place to advertise Canon products – everyone on CanonRumors already has a Canon camera ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ivan

    It is also available in Romania, already booked one, didn`t have the time to pick it up.
    We will meet on monday, baby ๐Ÿ™‚ .

  • broxibear

    “Nikon slid 2.2 percent to 1,832 yen after Deutsche Bank cut its investment rating to โ€œholdโ€ from โ€œbuy,โ€ saying the prospects for an earnings recovery in semiconductor equipment are โ€œunclear.โ€”

    Nikon Doesn’t See Mobile Phones With Camera Features As Threat To Business…
    “camera manufacturer Nikon believes that mobile phones with picture-taking features will not be a threat to the company’s business but will instead complement it as they can help enhance the photography culture, says a company official.
    Masanobu Tsunoda, the managing director of Nikon Malaysia and Singapore, said Nikon had been discussing the matter over the last 10 years and found that mobile phones actually helped to increase the company’s business.”

    • Tony

      Hope Nikon in US could learn something.

  • Segura

    In stock now at Robert’s Imaging . . . got the info from their Facebook Page

    got the info from their Facebook Page

  • Todd

    Robert’s Camera is charging 18 bucks to ship. It’s in stock and ready to ship. However on Saturdays and Sundays they lower their shipping to free shipping if you spend $100 or more. Adorama whom I already have a pre-order with is not shipping till next Friday. Plan: Wait till tomorrow, order from Roberts (hopefully still in stock). Then cancel with Adorama. Of course, my plans never quite work out that well.

    • Michael

      Link to Roberts camera

    • Michael

      i just order mine i cant wait for wednesday, i better be there lol

  • broxibear

    Nikon UK are offering some cashbacks with the D3100…

  • broxibear

    Mr fro’s got an unboxing/sniff test thing on this new 50mm…

  • 99accordv6

    I just cancelled my order through Adorama to buy through Roberts with next day shipping, I want my ish now! lol

    • Michael

      same ๐Ÿ˜€

  • pete

    walked into my local store in the uk this morning and picked it up.

  • LeadWrist

    Order has been marked as shipped from Roberts, anyone know a good place to pickup a Geiger Counter? Might need to check the lense when it arrives.


    Here is a good one for everyone. I was in Samys Camera in Santa Ana, CA yesterday while my wife was shopping next door. I asked the sales clerk who I know and has been working there for several years if he knew when they would be receiving the AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens. He promptly told me that Nikon was not shipping any lenses since the earthquake and I told him that this lens was due to be out this week. He went on to tell me that I was not correct and that I should not pay attention to “Rumors”. He was also a bit short with me as well.

    I have today received an interesting email message from Adorama and my AF-S 50mm f/1.8 lens has shipped today and I should receive it by the end of the week.

    I continue to be amazed at how some, if not many people working in camera sales do not know what is going on in thier own market place.

    Hope everyone else gets theirs soon as well.

    • James E. Donahue

      You can NEVER go wrong with Adorama. Best Camera Store on Line. ( and thats the truth)

    • Thanks Henry, this is my goal – to provide reliable information.

      • Henry Nikon Fan

        As I have always thought; this site is the best for Nikon information from Admin and other peoples experiences and thoughts.

  • James E. Donahue

    Today June 7, 2011 I got my New 50mm f1.8 G Lens from Memphis Photo Supply in Memphis TN. Thanks Buzzy for getting it to me so Fast and it is an AWESOME Lens.

  • Jonathan Lin

    any word on amazon?

    • Thom Rockwell

      Amazon is freakin slow. Mine says June 16 – July 30
      Should’ve preordered with Adorama

      • Michael

        cancel your order and order it from, Robert imaging got mine, its epic

  • Zachary

    I picked mine up from Ritz Camera yesterday…I preordered almost as early as possible. I’m very happy with it so far!

  • Segura

    Amazon says “Shipping Soon” for me now, although I still have the “Request Cancellation” button. Delivery Estimate is June 10. I did spring for the $3.99 Prime overnight shipping

    • Manny Salazar

      Amazon charged my credit card and says arrival date June 10th.

      • Kelly

        Me too!!! delivery June 14th-16th.

      • Segura

        Got shipping and tracking. Should be delivered tomorrow 6/10 (overnight shipping).

  • 99accordv6

    My order came in today from Adorama.

    [I wanted to cancel from Adorama and get it from Roberts but PayPal froze my Adorama order for some odd reason (maybe it was pending for too long)]

    Love this lens

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