differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f

Has a silent focus motor Sigma HSM vs None
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Almost the same
Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More magnification 1:1 (1) vs 1:6.7 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 6.5x larger in your photo
Slightly better wide angle 150 mm vs 180 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f Learn more about
the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f

Reasons to consider the Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Lighter 0.8 kg vs 1.2 kg
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Around 40% lighter
Slightly better telephoto 180 mm vs 150 mm
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20% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF Learn more about
the Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f150 mm
180mm f/2.8D ED-IF180 mm
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
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Compared to sports lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f$1,099.00
180mm f/2.8D ED-IF$919.99
Weight Light weight Help
150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f1.2 kg
180mm f/2.8D ED-IF0.8 kg

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$739

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

$800

Auto focus Lacks autofocus
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

$356 - $379

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$497

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor Micro 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Macro lens

$1,769 - $1,795

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* 100mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon-f

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon-f

Macro lens

$1,540 - $1,543

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Auto focus Lacks autofocus

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$314 - $499

Weight Lighter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

Macro lens

$527

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon-ef

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$339 - $379

Weight Lighter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$669 - $769

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Worse telephoto

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$749

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,369 - $1,392

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon-f

Low light lens

$969

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Sports lens

$1,222

Min focal length Better wide angle
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Weight Heavier
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,697

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Lowest price More expensive

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