differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More zoom 5.8x vs 4.3x
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Around 40% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better wide angle 18 mm vs 70 mm
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3.9x better wide angle
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Learn more about
the Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Reasons to consider the Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Significantly better telephoto 300 mm vs 105 mm
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Around 3x more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G Learn more about
the Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Great zoom Help
18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX 5.8x
70-300mm f/4-5.6G4.3x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX 18 mm
70-300mm f/4-5.6G70 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$299

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$280 - $497

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$180 - $217

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$280 - $497

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$135

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Less zoom
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Wide angle lens

$829 - $1,067

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Slightly less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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