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differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon 85mm f/1.8D

Better telephoto 85 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 2.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest, the 85mm f/1.8D captures marginally more light, 0.3 f-stops
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.8D Learn more about
the Nikon 85mm f/1.8D

Reasons to consider the Nikon 35mm f/2D

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the 35mm f/2D goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Better wide angle 35 mm vs 85 mm
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2.4x better wide angle
More magnification 1:4.2 (0.2x) vs 1:6.6 (0.2x)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 60% larger in your photo
Slightly lighter 204 g vs 380 g
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Around 50% lighter
Nikon Nikkor  35mm f/2D Learn more about
the Nikon 35mm f/2D

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
85mm f/1.8D:f/1.8
35mm f/2D:f/2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to low light lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Low light lens

$197

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Low light lens

$285

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$109

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$439

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$217

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,887

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Zoom range Has slightly large zoom range
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

$277

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Has a narrower aperture

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$497

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Macro lens

$897

Magnification Much more magnification
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

Macro lens

$515

Magnification Much more magnification
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.4D IF

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Low light lens

$969

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Magnification Slightly less magnification

Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor  24mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D

Wide angle lens

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

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