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Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED versus Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Nikon

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Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

DxOMark Score

Best at f=70mm & f/4.5[?]
20

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
12P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
5.2TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.5%
Vignetting
[?]
-1.3EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
15µm
dxomark
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Nikon

DxOMark Score

Best at f=70mm & f/4[?]
19

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
11P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
5.4TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.4%
Vignetting
[?]
-1.1EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
6µm
dxomark
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
Announced2006-08-01 
Indicative price (USD) 669 
Aperturef/4.5-5.6  
Focal range (mm) 70 - 300  
Filter diameter (mm) 67 
Max diameter (mm) 80 
Mount typeNikon F FX  
StabilizationYes  
AF MotorSWM  
Zoom typeRing  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses17  
Number of groups12  
Diaphragm blades9  
Circular apertureYes  
Length (mm)143.5  
Weight (gr)745  

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Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Nikon
Announced2009-09-01 
Indicative price (USD) 359 
Aperturef/4-5.6  
Focal range (mm) 70 - 300  
Filter diameter (mm) 62 
Max diameter (mm) 76.5 
Mount typeNikon F FX  
StabilizationOS  
AF MotorDC  
Zoom typeRing  
Rotating front elementYes  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusNo  
Number of lenses16  
Number of groups11  
Diaphragm blades9  
Circular apertureYes  
Length (mm)126.5  
Weight (gr)610  

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in P-Mpix
Focal: 70 - 100 - 135 - 200 - 300
 
Focal: 70 - 100 - 135 - 200 - 300
 
Aperture: 0
 
Aperture: 0
 

in EV

in EV
Focal: 70 - 100 - 135 - 200 - 300
 
Focal: 70 - 100 - 135 - 200 - 300
 
Aperture: 4.5 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 32
 
Aperture: 4 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 22
 

in micrometer