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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8G vs Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f2.8D ED

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8G vs Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f2.8D EDto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Nikon 50mm f1.8G Top Features

  • 50mm Focal Range
  • F1.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 185g.
  • Diameter: 72mm
  • Length: 53mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.45m
  • Max Magnification:0.15x

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8G

Nikon PC-E 45mm f2.8D ED Top Features

  • 45mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 780g.
  • Diameter: 84mm
  • Length: 112mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.25m

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f2.8D ED

Our Winner: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8G over Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f2.8D ED

Focal Length – Tele 50mm vs 45mm
Max Aperture – Wide 1.8 vs 2.8
Max Aperture – Tele 1.8 vs 2.8
Autofocus Yes vs No
Weight 185g vs 780g
Diameter 72mm vs 84mm
Length 53mm vs 112mm
Filter Thread 58mm vs 77mm
Max Magnification 0.15x vs x

Pros Of Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f2.8D ED over Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8G
Focal Length – Wide 45mm vs 50mm
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 7
Aperture Ring Yes vs No
Weather Sealing Yes vs No
Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m vs 0.45m

Cons Of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8G and Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f2.8D ED
Image Stabilization No vs No

Nikon 50mm f1.8G vs Nikon PC-E 45mm f2.8D ED All Features

General Nikon 50mm f1.8G Nikon PC-E 45mm f2.8D ED
Brand Nikon Nikon
Lens Type Prime Prime
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Lens Type Standard Prime Perspective Control Prime
Lens Mount Nikon F (FX) Nikon F (FX)
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 50mm 45mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F1.8 F2.8
Min Aperture F16.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7 9
Optics
Optical Elements 7 9
Optical Groups 6 8
Special Elements One aspherical element one ED glass element, with Nano Crystal Coat
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.45m 0.25m
Max Magnification 0.15X unknown
Autofocus Yes No
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic None
Full Time Manual Yes N/A
Focus Method Unknown Unknown
Distance Scale Yes Unknown
DoF Scale Yes Unknown
Distance Scale Yes Unknown
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 185g 780g
Diameter 72mm 84mm
Length 53mm 112mm
Materials Unknown Unknown
Weather Sealing No Yes
Filter Thread 58mm 77mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code HB-47 HB-43
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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