differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
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 shorter 74 mm vs 188 mm
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2.5x shorter
Lighter 354 g vs 1.3 kg
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3.7x lighter
Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the AF-S 85mm f/1.8G captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Cheaper $476.95 vs $1,221.95
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The best price we've seen is $745 cheaper (2.6x less)
Slightly smaller diameter 79 mm vs 86 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Better telephoto 200 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 2.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
More zoom 2.5x vs 1x
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2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly more magnification 1:4.2 (0.2) vs 1:8.3 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Learn more about
the Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

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.

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G Competitors

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

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

Wildlife lens

$122

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$1,185

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,385 - $1,697

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Competitors

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F

Telephoto lens

$816

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,146

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Wildlife lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Length Significantly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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