differences

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

Slightly lighter 0.6 kg vs 0.8 kg
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More than 30% lighter
Slightly shorter 99 mm vs 119 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly cheaper $696.95 vs $996.95
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Slightly smaller diameter 79 mm vs 84 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
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Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm 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 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR goes 3.6 f-stops narrower
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the Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
16.7x
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
Nikon VR
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
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 18-300mm 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

$472 - $549

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Travel lens

$426 - $499

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Competitors

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Wildlife lens

$1,847

Max focal length Better telephoto
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Zoom range Much less zoom
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$177

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$2,097

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range Much less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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