differences

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

Cheaper $999.95 vs $2,195.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,195 cheaper (2.2x less)
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F

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
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

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

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

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

Sports lens

$1,149 - $1,299

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$2,196 - $2,297

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,526 - $1,797

Length Shorter
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

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

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

Sports lens

$1,149 - $1,299

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Travel lens

$647

Zoom range Much more zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$209 - $299

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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