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)
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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
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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

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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
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Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124AF Pro DX II Canon EF

Wide angle lens

Zoom range More zoom
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
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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 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Competitors

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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
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Nikon Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S

Wide angle lens

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$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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