differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More zoom 5x vs 3.2x
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More than 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Shorter 86 mm vs 112 mm
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More than 20% shorter
Slightly lighter 480 g vs 0.8 kg
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Around 40% lighter
Slightly smaller diameter 80 mm vs 86 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly better telephoto 80 mm vs 55 mm
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Around 50% more reach, less perspective distortion
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Reasons to consider the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Learn more about
the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22

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

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,299 - $1,600

Zoom range Less zoom
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art

Low light lens

$828

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Competitors

Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Portrait lens

$360

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Low light lens

$70

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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