differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Significantly wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F captures much more light (2 f-stops)
Lighter 0.7 kg vs 1.5 kg
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2.1x lighter
Slightly cheaper $1,086.35 vs $1,459.99
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The best price we've seen is $374 cheaper (around 30% less)
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Image stabilization Canon IS II vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Better telephoto 200 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 2.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 2.9x vs 1x
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Around 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly more magnification 1:4.8 (0.2) vs 1:9.1 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 90% larger in your photo
Slightly better wide angle 70 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Easier to use

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

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

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

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$120 - $199

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

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

Sports lens

$2,146

Lowest price More expensive
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Sports lens

$1,149 - $1,299

Weight Lighter
Magnification More magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F Competitors

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

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

Sports lens

$581 - $769

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

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

Sports lens

$2,146

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$120 - $199

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Aperture Much narrower aperture

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