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Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM vs Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM vs Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VRto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Top Features

  • 17-50mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Nikon F (DX) Mount
  • Weight: 565g.
  • Diameter: 84mm
  • Length: 92mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m
  • Max Magnification:0.2x

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (DX) Mount
  • Weight: 265g.
  • Diameter: 73mm
  • Length: 80mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.28m
  • Max Magnification:0.31x

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR

Our Winner: Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM over Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR

Focal Length – Wide 17mm vs 18mm
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front

Pros Of Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR over Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Focal Length – Tele 55mm vs 50mm
Optical Zoom 3.10x vs 2.90x
Weight 265g vs 565g
Diameter 73mm vs 84mm
Length 80mm vs 92mm
Filter Thread 52mm vs 77mm
Max Magnification 0.31x vs 0.2x

Cons Of Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM and Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR
Internal Zoom No vs No
Weather Sealing No vs No

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM vs Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR All Features

General Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR
Brand Sigma Nikon
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Nikon F (DX) Nikon F (DX)
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 17-50mm 18-55mm
Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Colour Unknown Black
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom
Zoom Lock
Zoom Ratio 2.9X 3.1X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F3.5 – F5.6
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0 – F36.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 7
Optics
Optical Elements 17 11
Optical Groups 13 8
Special Elements 2 FLD glass elements 2 glass mold elements 1 hybrid aspherical lens 1 Aspherical lens
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.28m 0.28m
Max Magnification 0.2X 0.31X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic Micro-type ultrasonic
Full Time Manual No
Focus Method Internal Extending front
Distance Scale Yes Unknown
DoF Scale No Unknown
Distance Scale Yes Unknown
Focus Distance Limiter No Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 565g 265g
Diameter 84mm 73mm
Length 92mm 80mm
Materials Metal mount Plastic barrel, plastic mount
Weather Sealing No Unknown
Filter Thread 77mm 52mm
Filter Notes Does not rotate on focusing
Hood Supplied Yes No
Hood Code Unknown HB-45
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories lens case CL-0815
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