differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Significantly more zoom 16.7x vs 11.1x
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More than 50% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly cheaper $399.00 vs $839.14
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The best price we've seen is $440 cheaper (2.1x less)
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F

Slightly shorter 88 mm vs 102 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Slightly smaller diameter 75 mm vs 79 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F16.7x
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F11.1x
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sigma OS
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F300 mm
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/6.3
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 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F Competitors

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Canon EF

Travel lens

$389 - $399

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$539 - $699

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Length Slightly longer

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F Competitors

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Wildlife lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Lighter
Zoom range Much less zoom
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F

Travel lens

$483 - $599

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

Travel lens

$2,200 - $2,449

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range Much less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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