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 smaller diameter 79 mm vs 84 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $696.95 vs $996.95
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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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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

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

Travel lens

$499

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$497

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Zoom range Much less zoom
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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Travel lens

$199

Lowest price Cheaper
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

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

Travel lens

$499

Zoom range More zoom
Diameter Smaller diameter
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$497

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
Zoom range Much less zoom
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Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Travel lens

$399

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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