differences

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

Slightly better telephoto 85 mm vs 50 mm
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70% more reach, less perspective distortion
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-S 50mm f/1.8G

Better wide angle 50 mm vs 85 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
Smaller diameter 71 mm vs 79 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 53 mm vs 74 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Slightly cheaper $216.95 vs $476.95
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The best price we've seen is $260 cheaper (2.2x less)
Slightly lighter 187 g vs 354 g
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Around 50% lighter
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

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
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
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  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 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 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 AF-S 85mm f/1.8G Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Low light lens

$60

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

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

Sports lens

$1,222

Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Nikon F

Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Nikon F

Low light lens

$1,799

Aperture Wider aperture
Auto focus Auto focus

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