differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F goes 2 f-stops narrower
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
Cheaper $581.08 vs $1,086.35
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The best price we've seen is $505 cheaper (around 50% less)
More magnification 1:3.1 (0.3) vs 1:9.1 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 3x larger in your photo
Slightly better wide angle 70 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

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 193 mm
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2.2x 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 1.1 kg
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Around 40% lighter
Slightly smaller diameter 86 mm vs 89 mm
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Almost the same
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

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

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

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
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
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

$1,107 - $1,299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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
Lowest price More expensive

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

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
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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