differences

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

Slightly cheaper $359.99 vs $749.00
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The best price we've seen is $389 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/4
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At its narrowest, the AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR goes 4.9 f-stops narrower
Better image stabilization Nikon VR vs Sigma OS
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Less risk of blur
More zoom 5x vs 4.1x
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More than 20% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
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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 HSMSigma OS
AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VRNikon VR
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Zoom range Great zoom Help
17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM4.1x
AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR5x
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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR Competitors

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

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Wide angle lens

$1,878 - $2,197

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Length Longer
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$850

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture

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

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
Wide minimum Slightly narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
Pentax SMC HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Pentax SMC HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Travel lens

$497

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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