differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/4
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At its narrowest, the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX goes 4.9 f-stops narrower
Better image stabilization Nikon VR vs Sigma OS
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Less risk of blur
More zoom 5.3x vs 4.1x
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Around 30% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Smaller diameter 71 mm vs 79 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly better telephoto 85 mm vs 70 mm
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More than 20% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Learn more about
the Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon FSigma OS
16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikon VR
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Zoom range Great zoom Help
17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F4.1x
16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX 5.3x
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera 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

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

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$499

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Nikon Nikkor  24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Nikon Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Wide angle lens

$680 - $742

Aperture Wider aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Wide angle lens

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Diameter Larger diameter
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$247 - $250

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly larger diameter

discussion Which do you think is better?

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