differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Shorter 92 mm vs 125 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Cheaper $499.00 vs $1,010.00
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The best price we've seen is $511 cheaper (2x less)
Smaller diameter 73 mm vs 81 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly better telephoto 75 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly more zoom 2.7x vs 2.2x
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More than 20% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly lighter 0.5 kg vs 0.7 kg
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Around 30% lighter
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly better wide angle 16 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon Ff/32
AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VRf/22

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

competitors

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F Competitors

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$350 - $363

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$247 - $250

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Competitors

Nikon Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Length Shorter
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Wide angle lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

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

Wide angle lens

$1,385 - $1,697

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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