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differences

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

Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX vs the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon-f.
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 lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same aperture at all focal lengths
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon-f:Sigma HSM
17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX:Nikon AF-S
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon-f:50 mm
17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX:55 mm

Compared to wide angle 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

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
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

$98

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Low light lens

$197

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Length Is shorter
Zoom range Has slightly smaller zoom range
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Wide angle lens

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon-f

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD [IF] Nikon-f

Wide angle lens

$490

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

$599

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Zoom range Has slightly large zoom range
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
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

$217

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Prime lens Is a fixed focal length prime lens
Zoom range Has slightly smaller zoom range

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Portrait lens

$799

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon-f

Wide angle lens

$499

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

Wide angle lens

$1,887

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Length Slightly longer
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,997

Zoom range Less zoom
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

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