differences

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

Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More zoom 4.1x vs 1x
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More than 4x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better wide angle 17 mm vs 40 mm
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2.4x better wide angle
Slightly better telephoto 70 mm vs 40 mm
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Around 80% more reach, less perspective distortion
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 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/4
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At its narrowest, the 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro goes 4.9 f-stops narrower
Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Smaller diameter 69 mm vs 79 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 64 mm vs 82 mm
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More than 20% shorter
Slightly lighter 281 g vs 465 g
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Around 40% lighter
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Learn more about
the Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$182 - $217

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D

Macro lens

$441 - $517

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have 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

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

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

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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