differences

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

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F vs the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro.
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 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 DG Macro goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Learn more about
the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro

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 DG Macro$179.00
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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Wildlife lens

Length Shorter
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$164

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Length Slightly shorter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
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

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

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

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

Macro lens

$199

Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Travel lens

$319

Zoom range Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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