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.
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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
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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
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F$147.26
70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro$169.00
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

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

Wildlife lens

$199

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification
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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Travel lens

$199

Zoom range Much more zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
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Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Travel lens

$349

Zoom range Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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

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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F

Travel lens

Zoom range Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Much less magnification
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Macro lens

$143

Magnification Much less magnification
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Wildlife lens

$449

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Magnification Much less magnification

discussion Which do you think is better?

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