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/1.8D

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the 50mm f/1.8D goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Slightly smaller diameter 64 mm vs 71 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 38 mm vs 53 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D Learn more about
the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
AF-S 50mm f/1.8G53 mm
50mm f/1.8D38 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
AF-S 50mm f/1.8G$176.95
50mm f/1.8D$59.50

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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 50mm f/1.8D Competitors

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
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX

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

Wide angle lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
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

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$477

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Travel lens

$647

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Much more zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

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

Wildlife lens

$157

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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