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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F$889.95
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F$979.00
Diameter Small diameters Help
86 mm

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

$2,097

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$770 - $1,299

Length Shorter
Weight Lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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

$149

Length Significantly shorter
Weight Lighter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

$2,097

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly wider 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

$287 - $769

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$1,850 - $1,949

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price More expensive

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