differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Slightly smaller diameter 80 mm vs 84 mm
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Almost the same
Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F vs the Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F.
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon FTamron VC
17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon FSigma OS
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon Ff/32
17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon Ff/22

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

competitors

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F Competitors

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Low light lens

$560

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX

Wide angle lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Diameter Smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Nikon F Competitors

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G

Wide angle lens

$238

Zoom range More zoom
Weight Slightly lighter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Macro lens

$460 - $497

Magnification Much more magnification
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$413 - $499

Zoom range More zoom
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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