75points

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED

80points

Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
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23 facts in comparison

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED vs Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
75
points
Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
80
points
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Why is Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED better than Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro?

  • Has full-time manual focus
    ?
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
    ?
  • 10mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    60mmvs70mm
  • 0.06m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.19mvs0.25m
  • 100g lighter
    425gvs525g
  • 10f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    32fvs22f
  • 4.7° wider maximum angle of view
    ?

    39°vs34.3°
  • 10f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    32fvs22f

Why is Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro better than Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED?

  • 10mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    70mmvs60mm
  • Includes lens hood
    ?
  • Is a macro lens
    ?

Price comparison

General info

1.Has a metal mount
?

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
2.maximum focal length
?

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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800mm

60mm

70mm

3.minimum focal length
?

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

60mm

70mm

4.weight
?

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

425g

525g

5.has or is a prime lens
?

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
6.Includes lens hood
?

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Optics

1.optical zoom
?

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

1x

1x

2.magnification
?

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

1x

1x

3.maximum angle of view
?

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

39°

34.3°

4.minimum angle of view
?

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

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

26°

34.4°

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/2.80

f/2.80

2.aperture blades
?

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

9

9

3.widest aperture at maximum focal length
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

2.8f

2.8f

4.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

32f

22f

5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

32f

22f

6.Has rounded aperture blades
?

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
?

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
3.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
4.Can focus to infinity
?

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm F/2.8G ED
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
5.minimum focus distance
?

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.19m

0.25m

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