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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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Focuses quickly and silently
Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More magnification 1:1 (1x) vs 1:6.7 (0.2x)
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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
Slightly cheaper $699.00 vs $1,099.00
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The best price we've seen is $400 cheaper (around 40% less)
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-f:150 mm
180mm f/2.8D ED-IF:180 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:$699.00
Weight Light weight Help
150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon-f:1.2 kg
180mm f/2.8D ED-IF:0.8 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 DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,149

Aperture Has a wider aperture
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

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

$800

Weight Lighter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Nikon-f

Sports lens

$1,699

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Weight Heavier
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
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

$386 - $390

Weight Lighter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon-f

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

Macro lens

$499

Weight Lighter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE Canon-ef

Macro lens

$1,713 - $1,843

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Auto focus Auto focus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,397

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.4D IF

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Low light lens

$969 - $1,199

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

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

Sports lens

$999 - $1,180

Min focal length Better wide angle
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Weight Heavier
Olympus 150mm f/2 ED

Olympus 150mm f/2 ED

Sports lens

$2,299

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Heavier
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$779 - $780

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle

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