differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

Much more zoom 16.7x vs 7.8x
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More than 2x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 140 mm
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More than 2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly more magnification 1:3.1 (0.3) vs 1:4.3 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 40% larger in your photo
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Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/6.3
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At its narrowest, the AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR goes 3.6 f-stops narrower
Slightly cheaper $271.99 vs $559.00
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The best price we've seen is $287 cheaper (2.1x less)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Nikon VR
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR16.7x
AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR7.8x
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

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

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

competitors

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

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

Wildlife lens

$160

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Competitors

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F

Travel lens

$449 - $549

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Zoom range Much less zoom
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

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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