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$925.00
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F$999.00
Diameter Small diameters Help
86 mm

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

competitors

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

$2,149

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Telephoto lens

$1,155 - $1,498

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Lighter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Nikon F

Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Nikon F

Travel lens

$454 - $849

Zoom range Much more zoom
Length Shorter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

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

$2,149

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$1,748 - $1,949

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Lowest price More expensive
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Travel lens

$197 - $229

Zoom range Much more zoom
Length Significantly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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