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

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
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21 facts in comparison

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED

Why is Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED?

  • 15mm longer maximum focal length
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    35mmvs20mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • Has focus motor
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  • 155g lighter
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    200gvs355g
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs16f
  • Is a normal lens
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  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs16f

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED better than Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G?

  • 15mm shorter minimum focal length
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    20mmvs35mm
  • 0.07x Better magnification factor
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    0.23xvs0.16x
  • 0.1m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.2mvs0.3m
  • Is a macro lens
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Price comparison

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

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$159.99

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General info

1.Has a metal mount
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
3.weight

200g

355g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.Front element doesn't rotate
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
6.Includes lens hood
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Optics

1.magnification

0.16x

0.23x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
6.Has rounded aperture blades
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Focus

1.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
2.Has focus motor
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.Can focus to infinity
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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