differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Significantly more zoom 5.8x vs 1x
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Around 6x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 105 mm vs 35 mm
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3x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly better wide angle 18 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 50% better wide angle
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

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 wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX captures much more light (1.9 f-stops)
Slightly lighter 200 g vs 420 g
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2.1x lighter
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the Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Easier to use

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

competitors

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$177

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor  35mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2D

Low light lens

$329 - $387

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $100

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Competitors

Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$117 - $150

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Magnification More magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D IF-ED

Macro lens

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

discussion Which do you think is better?

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