differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the AF-S 50mm f/1.8G captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Slightly better telephoto 50 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 80% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Reasons to consider the Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the 28mm f/2.8D goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Slightly better wide angle 28 mm vs 50 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
Slightly smaller diameter 66 mm vs 71 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Nikon Nikkor  28mm f/2.8D Learn more about
the Nikon 28mm f/2.8D

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
AF-S 50mm f/1.8G53 mm
28mm f/2.8D46 mm
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 50mm f/1.8G Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$140

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $100

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  35mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2D

Low light lens

$329 - $387

Aperture Wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$597

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

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

Low light lens

$175 - $197

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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