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 shorter 86 mm vs 206 mm
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2.4x shorter
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
Cheaper $1,086.35 vs $2,146.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,060 cheaper (around 50% 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 Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Image stabilization Nikon VR 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
Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
More zoom 2.9x vs 1x
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Around 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better wide angle 70 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
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
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.

Magnification Poor magnification Help
85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F1:9.1 (0.1)
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II1:8.3 (0.1)

competitors

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

Lowest price Cheaper
Magnification Slightly more magnification
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 Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Sports lens

$1,222

Lowest price Cheaper
Length Slightly shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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
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
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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