Nikon 50mm f/1.8D £109, $130

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Launched 2002

Up­date of the lens that came as stan­dard with ev­ery Nikon SLR back in the days be­fore zooms ruled the world.

Seven-blade iris

The straight blades cause geo­met­ric hep­tagons in out-of­fo­cus high­lights.

Weighs 155g

Made in China with a plas­tic ex­te­rior and a metal mount. Op­ti­cal con­struc­tion con­sists of six el­e­ments in five groups.

Depth of field scale

Clear dis­tance scale with depth of field mark­ings for f/11 and f/22. Lacks full-time man­ual fo­cus over­ride.

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