differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
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the Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Significantly smaller diameter 77 mm vs 119 mm
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Around 40% smaller lens at the end
Significantly lighter 0.8 kg vs 2.4 kg
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3.2x lighter
Cheaper $1,996.95 vs $3,246.94
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The best price we've seen is $1,250 cheaper (around 40% less)
Shorter 148 mm vs 213 mm
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More than 30% shorter
More magnification 1:4.2 (0.2) vs 1:100 (0)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 24x larger in your photo
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the Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
300 mm
Lowest price Very expensive Help
300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F$3,246.94
AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR$1,996.95

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$319 - $597

Min focal length Much better wide angle
Lowest price Cheaper
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

Wildlife lens

$6,899

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Wildlife lens

$1,147 - $1,397

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Min focal length Better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$5,485 - $5,497

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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