differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Slightly cheaper $891.05 vs $1,066.95
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The best price we've seen is $176 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More zoom 5x vs 1.9x
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More than 2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Shorter 86 mm vs 121 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Better telephoto 80 mm vs 35 mm
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Around 2.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
Lighter 480 g vs 0.8 kg
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More than 40% lighter
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

competitors

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

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

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

Portrait lens

$499

Lowest price Cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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

Diameter Smaller diameter
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Competitors

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$299 - $369

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Nikon F

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Nikon F

Low light lens

$755

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Length Shorter
Zoom range Less zoom
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$1,679 - $1,699

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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