differences

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

Auto focus Yes vs No
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Reasons to consider the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

Much more magnification 2:1 (2) vs 1:2 (0.5)
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Take macro shots with subjects 4x larger in your photo
Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
4.3x
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F$112.95
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro$199.00
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

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

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

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

Wildlife lens

$160

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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

Pentax SMC  DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR

Pentax SMC DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR

Wildlife lens

$197 - $350

Auto focus Auto focus
Length Shorter
Magnification Much less magnification
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$327 - $350

Auto focus Auto focus
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Magnification Significantly less magnification
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Nikon F

Travel lens

$299

Zoom range Much more zoom
Auto focus Auto focus
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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