differences

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

Slightly cheaper $448.99 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $350 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Learn more about
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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 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

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

Wide angle lens

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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

$268 - $497

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture

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

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

$268 - $497

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Macro lens

$449 - $497

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

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

Wide angle lens

$742

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

discussion Which do you think is better?

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