differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Significantly better telephoto 300 mm vs 105 mm
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Around 3x more reach, less perspective distortion
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More zoom 5.8x vs 4.3x
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Around 40% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better wide angle 18 mm vs 70 mm
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3.9x better wide angle
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Learn more about
the Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Great zoom Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F4.3x
18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX 5.8x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F70 mm
18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX 18 mm

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

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Competitors

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

$250 - $259

Zoom range More zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$177

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

Wide angle lens

$224

Image stabilization No image stabilization

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F Competitors

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

Wildlife lens

$169 - $199

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$539 - $747

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$588

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

discussion Which do you think is better?

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