differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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
Significantly more zoom 7.8x vs 4.3x
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More than 80% 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 AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Slightly shorter 97 mm vs 117 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6G goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 140 mm
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More than 2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly smaller diameter 74 mm vs 78 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
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
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR7.8x
70-300mm f/4-5.6G4.3x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR$249.95
70-300mm f/4-5.6G$147.20
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
Weight Light weight Help
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR490 g
70-300mm f/4-5.6G425 g
Length Short Help
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR97 mm
70-300mm f/4-5.6G117 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR18 mm
70-300mm f/4-5.6G70 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR78 mm
70-300mm f/4-5.6G74 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 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$215 - $217

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$747

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Travel lens

$647

Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Travel lens

$178 - $199

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

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

Travel lens

Zoom range Less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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