differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Slightly shorter 188 mm vs 198 mm
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Around 10% shorter
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F

Has a silent focus motor Sigma HSM vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon FTamron VC
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon FSigma OS
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Length Quite long Help
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F188 mm
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F198 mm
Weight Heavy Help
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F1.5 kg
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F1.4 kg

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
86 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F$849.99
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F$979.00

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

competitors

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,250

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive
Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO Nikon F

Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO Nikon F

Sports lens

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO Canon EF

Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO Canon EF

Wildlife lens

$699

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F Competitors

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

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

Wildlife lens

$140

Weight Lighter
Length Shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F

Wildlife lens

$610 - $820

Max focal length Much better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Sports lens

$581

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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