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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G?

  • 410g lighter
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    185gvs595g
  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • Lens hood is reversible
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  • 35mm shorter minimum focal length
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    50mmvs85mm
  • 28° wider maximum angle of view
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    47°vs19°
  • 0.04x Better magnification factor
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    0.15xvs0.11x
  • 0.4m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.45mvs0.85m
  • Is a normal lens
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Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G?

  • 22.22% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.4 vs1.8f
  • 35mm longer maximum focal length
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    85mmvs50mm
  • 2 more aperture blades
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    9vs7
  • 0.4f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.4fvs1.8f
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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Price comparison

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G

Buy used:

$369.99

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AmazonNikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens
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$216.95
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$259.00
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AmazonNikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens wi...Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras + UV, CPL, FLD + Close up kit 1,2,4,10 + Tulip Hood + Collapsible Hood+ Lens Pen + dust Blower + Lens Cap + Starter kit
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$269.00
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AmazonNikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special...Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AmazonNikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens + Ace...Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens + Acessory Bundle and Cleaning Kit
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$249.00
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AmazonNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens wi...Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras, 2183, Black
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$196.95
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AmazonNikon AF S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Fixed Lens...Nikon AF S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Fixed Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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$476.95
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AmazonNikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens Bundl...Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens Bundle with Nikon Hood & Nikon Case, UV-Ultraviolet Protection Filter, Cloth and Lens Cap Keeper
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$259.99
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G AmazonNikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens wi...Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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$449.99

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G

Buy used:

$255.00

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G AmazonNikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens wi...Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras (Renewed)
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$1,398.99
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G AmazonNikon AF S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Fixed Lens...Nikon AF S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Fixed Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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$476.95
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G AmazonNikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S FX Nikkor Lens - ...Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S FX Nikkor Lens - (Renewed)
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$432.00
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G AmazonNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens wi...Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras, 2183, Black
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$196.95
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G AmazonNikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G E...Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED Vibration Reduction Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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$556.95
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G AmazonNikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens with...Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras (Renewed)
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$114.00

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G
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

185g

595g

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 Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G
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.
5.Lens hood is reversible
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G
The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.
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.

Optics

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
2.magnification

0.15x

0.11x

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.
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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 Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G
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 focus motor
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G
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.
3.Can focus to infinity
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G
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 Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G
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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