differences

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

Much wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F captures much more light (3 f-stops)
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
Shorter 86 mm vs 122 mm
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Around 30% shorter
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 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III goes 2 f-stops narrower
Significantly better telephoto 300 mm vs 85 mm
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More than 3.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 4x vs 1x
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4x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Cheaper $119.99 vs $1,086.35
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The best price we've seen is $966 cheaper (9.1x less)
Smaller diameter 71 mm vs 86 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 480 g vs 0.7 kg
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More than 30% lighter
Slightly more magnification 1:4 (0.2) vs 1:9.1 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 2.5x larger in your photo
Slightly better wide angle 75 mm vs 85 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Learn more about
the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
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.

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

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

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

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

Sports lens

$1,460 - $1,799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Weight Heavier
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$267 - $400

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Wildlife lens

$125

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

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 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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

Sports lens

$1,460 - $1,799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

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