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

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Low light lens

$792

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Travel lens

$325 - $399

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$430 - $447

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Nikon F

Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$399 - $449

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Nikon-f

Low light lens

$684 - $799

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Wide angle lens

$799 - $829

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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