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
Auto focus Auto focus Help
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 - $132

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor  24mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D

Wide angle lens

$392

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

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

Lens

Aperture Narrower aperture

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

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $132

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a prime lens
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

$177

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$349 - $369

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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