Nikon has confirmed that a new 50mm f/1.8 prime lens is to be released, boasting a newly developed optical system. They claim it will deliver "stunning image quality and offers users an easy and affordable way to discover the difference fast aperture can make."
Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe says:
“This 50mm is an ideal second lens. It’s a great chance for curious D-SLR enthusiasts to venture out beyond a kit lens and explore the creative possibilities that fast aperture can offer, like pleasantly blurred backgrounds in portraiture and comfortable low-light shooting.”The lens has an all-new optical design which according to Nikon:
"comprises seven elements in six groups, including one aspherical element for superb image quality. The dedicated Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures discreet but accurate autofocus. Compatible with Nikon FX-format D-SLRs, it offers a 75mm (equivalent) focal length when used with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs."The lens has a retail price of £200 (€232). It is available now for £167.99 from OneStopDigital.