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)
Cheaper $69.50 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $730 cheaper (11.5x 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
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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

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$300 - $489

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Slightly lighter
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 Slightly cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Competitors

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

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

Wide angle lens

$1,588 - $1,749

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Lowest price More expensive
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM

Low light lens

$299 - $339

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Length Shorter
Zoom range Less zoom
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

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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