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  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 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$217

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

Aperture Narrower aperture

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX

Wide angle lens

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range Less zoom
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$328 - $400

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Length Slightly longer

discussion Which do you think is better?

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