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
Cheaper $519.00 vs $1,536.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,018 cheaper (3x less)
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 lenses

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

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

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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

$635 - $649

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

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

Low light lens

$179 - $197

Aperture Has a wider aperture
Prime lens Is a fixed focal length prime lens
Zoom range Has slightly smaller zoom range
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Nikon-f

Low light lens

$799

Aperture Has a wider aperture
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

$118 - $197

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
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

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
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

$295 - $499

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

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

Portrait lens

$799

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

$281 - $397

Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon-f

Travel lens

$289 - $349

Zoom range Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture

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