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 - $132

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

Wide angle lens

$391

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,697

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive

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

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$716 - $1,099

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Zoom range Less zoom
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Wildlife lens

$149

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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