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 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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

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

$359 - $649

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

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

Low light lens

$189 - $197

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

Low light lens

$799

Aperture Has a 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

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Zoom range Has slightly large zoom range
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Wide angle lens

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

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Weight Slightly heavier
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
Weight Slightly lighter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Wide angle lens

$300 - $369

Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

$1,687 - $1,887

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Weight Slightly heavier
Zoom range Slightly less zoom
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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 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Nikon-f

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Nikon-f

Wide angle lens

$849 - $1,299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Zoom range Slightly less zoom
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Wide angle lens

$1,146 - $1,257

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zoom range Less zoom
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

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

Wide angle lens

$1,500 - $1,997

Zoom range Less zoom
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

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