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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G

75points

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power OIS

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G vs Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power OIS

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power OIS
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power OIS

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G better than Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power OIS?

  • 65% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.4 vs4f
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • 4.2f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    1.4fvs5.6f
  • Has a metal mount
  • 42mm shorter minimum focal length
    58mmvs100mm
  • Weather sealed
  • Can focus to infinity
  • 0.92m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.58mvs1.5m

Why is Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power OIS better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G?

  • 242mm longer maximum focal length
    300mmvs58mm
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • 0.08x Better magnification factor
    0.21xvs0.13x
  • Is a telephoto lens
  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
    22fvs16f
  • 2x greater zoom range
    3xvs1x
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    22fvs16f
  • 22.9° narrower minimum angle of view
    4.1°vs27°

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1.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

16f

22f

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.

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2.widest aperture

f/1.4

f/4

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.

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Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power OIS

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.

4.widest aperture at maximum focal length

1.4f

5.6f

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.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

5.aperture blades

9

7

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.

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Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

6.Has full-time manual focus
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm F/1.4G
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II Power OIS

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.

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