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)
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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

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Competitors

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$772 - $799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

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

Wide angle lens

$1,549 - $1,599

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
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

$278 - $369

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture

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

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

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

Portrait lens

$381

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art

Low light lens

$799

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM

Portrait lens

$858

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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