differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Olympus ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

Much more magnification 11:1 (11) vs 1:1 (1)
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Take macro shots with subjects 11x larger in your photo
Much more zoom 10.7x vs 1x
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More than 10.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better wide angle 14 mm vs 105 mm
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7.5x better wide angle
Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 79 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Shorter 84 mm vs 127 mm
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More than 30% shorter
Lighter 284 g vs 0.7 kg
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2.6x lighter
Better telephoto 150 mm vs 105 mm
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More than 40% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly cheaper $514.09 vs $669.95
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The best price we've seen is $156 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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the Olympus ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Magnification Great zoom Help
105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F1:1 (1)
ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II11:1 (11)
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

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

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

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F Competitors

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$359

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Macro lens

$897

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
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Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro Nikon F

Portrait lens

$479

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Auto focus Auto focus

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II Competitors

Panasonic Lumix G Vario  14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.

Travel lens

$473 - $698

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Magnification Much less magnification
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 MEGA O.I.S.

Travel lens

$630

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Much less magnification
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Macro lens

$897

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Much less magnification

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