differences

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

More magnification 1:2 (0.5) vs 1:4 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Slightly lighter 435 g vs 0.6 kg
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More than 20% lighter
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 Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

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 Nikon F goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

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
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F$119.00
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F$175.00
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
Weight Light weight Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F435 g
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F0.6 kg
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Length Short Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F117 mm
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F119 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
76 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

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

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Wildlife lens

$16 - $348

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

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

Wildlife lens

$140

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

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
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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

$540 - $747

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture
Pentax SMC  DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL DC WR

Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL DC WR

Travel lens

$298 - $390

Zoom range More zoom
Length Shorter
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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