differences

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

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Slightly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest, the AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Slightly cheaper $166.95 vs $344.93
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The best price we've seen is $178 cheaper (2.1x less)
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 35mm f/2D

Slightly more magnification 1:4.2 (0.2) vs 1:6.2 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 50% larger in your photo
Nikon Nikkor  35mm f/2D Learn more about
the Nikon 35mm f/2D

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DXf/1.8
35mm f/2Df/2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
35 mm

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 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
Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

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

Wide angle lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2D Competitors

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

Low light lens

$805

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor  28mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D

Wide angle lens

$287

Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$441 - $447

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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