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
Significantly more magnification 1:1 (1) vs 1:6.7 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 6.5x larger in your photo
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 digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
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

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Diameter Small diameters Help
79 mm
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

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

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon F

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$739

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$400 - $499

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

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

$766 - $897

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

Wildlife lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Significantly worse wide angle
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

$2,250

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

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