Nikon are releasing their brand new 50mm fast aperture lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens. Designed specifically with today’s D-SLR users in mind, and boasting a newly developed optical system, the 50mm f/1.8G delivers stunning image quality. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels, offering them an easy and affordable way to discover the difference fast aperture can make. It will be useful in low-light situations or when you want to create a shallow depth of field If you like to blur the backgrounds in your portraiture by shooting with a shallow depth of field its fast f/1.8 aperture will help get you some fantastic results as well as giving you a bright viewfinder image which makes it easier to compose your shots. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G’s all new optical design also offers a 75mm (equivalent) focal length when used with their DX-format D-SLRs, making it even more suited to portraiture shots. Its dedicated Silent Wave Motor (SWM), is useful too because it ensures discreet and accurate autofocus It will be available from 2nd July 2011 at a RRP of £199. Visit Nikon for more information, or view sample photos on Nikon's blog