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 $176.95 vs $476.95
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (2.7x 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 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$420

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Aperture Much narrower aperture
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 AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

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

Low light lens

$167 - $180

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Wide angle lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

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

Sports lens

$989 - $1,222

Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Macro lens

$517

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

discussion Which do you think is better?

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