differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX captures much more light (1.9 f-stops)
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Reasons to consider the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More zoom 3.1x vs 1x
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More than 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly more magnification 1:3.2 (0.3) vs 1:6.2 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 90% larger in your photo
Slightly better wide angle 18 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 50% better wide angle
Slightly better telephoto 55 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 60% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Learn more about
the Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Easier to use

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

competitors

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

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $100

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

$540

Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$217

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$217

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

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

Wide angle lens

$13 - $1,697

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM

Wide angle lens

$399

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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