differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly shorter 91 mm vs 112 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly lighter 0.6 kg vs 0.8 kg
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Around 30% lighter
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Slightly more zoom 3.2x vs 2.9x
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Around 10% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Learn more about
the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
f/22

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

competitors

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F Competitors

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Diameter Smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$183 - $217

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,130 - $1,797

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Length Slightly longer
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Wide angle lens

$1,067

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$349 - $649

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Slightly less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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