differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F vs the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II.
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Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Better image stabilization Nikon VR II vs Sigma OS
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Less risk of blur
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon FSigma OS
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR IINikon VR II
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Length Quite long Help
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F198 mm
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II206 mm
Weight Heavy Help
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F1.4 kg
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II1.5 kg

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
86 mm

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

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Competitors

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$1,899

Magnification Slightly more magnification
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Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Sports lens

$1,222

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM

Macro lens

Magnification Much more magnification
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F Competitors

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Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Sports lens

$1,299

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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