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 $179.95 vs $439.95
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The best price we've seen is $260 cheaper (2.4x 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 AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

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

Low light lens

$175 - $197

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $132

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

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

Wildlife lens

$149

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

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

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

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

Wide angle lens

$13 - $1,399

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.4D IF

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Low light lens

$1,547

Aperture Wider aperture
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

$670

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture

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