differences

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

Cheaper $1,099.99 vs $1,799.00
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The best price we've seen is $699 cheaper (around 40% 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

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Wildlife lens

$1,620

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

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

Wildlife lens

$420

Length Shorter
Lowest price Cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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

Sports lens

$1,649 - $1,799

Magnification Slightly more magnification
Lowest price Slightly cheaper

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

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

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

Wide angle lens

$880 - $1,299

Length Significantly shorter
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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

$1,150 - $1,299

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Sports lens

$577 - $769

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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