differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the 50mm f/1.8D goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
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the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D

Reasons to consider the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D

Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest, the 50mm f/1.4D captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D Learn more about
the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
50mm f/1.8Df/1.8
50mm f/1.4Df/1.4
Length Short Help
50mm f/1.8D38 mm
50mm f/1.4D43 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Diameter Small diameters Help
64 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$59.50
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Low light lens

$170 - $179

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$268 - $497

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$194 - $217

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Wider aperture

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS

Low light lens

$1,030

Auto focus Auto focus
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$439 - $447

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Diameter Larger diameter
Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Macro lens

$489 - $517

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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Avatar for mikhs1 mikhs1 (5:04 PM, May 06, 2015)
Your lens comparisons are utterly USELESS