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
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Reasons to consider the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D

Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest, the 50mm f/1.4D captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
Slightly smaller diameter 64 mm vs 71 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 43 mm vs 53 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly cheaper $59.50 vs $216.95
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The best price we've seen is $157 cheaper (3.6x less)
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D Learn more about
the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
AF-S 50mm f/1.8Gf/1.8
50mm f/1.4Df/1.4
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
AF-S 50mm f/1.8G53 mm
50mm f/1.4D43 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
AF-S 50mm f/1.8G$216.95
50mm f/1.4D$59.50
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/16

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 50mm f/1.8G Competitors

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

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

Wildlife lens

$134

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Significantly 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 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

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

Lens

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $597

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS

Low light lens

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

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

Low light lens

$170 - $197

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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