The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM and the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED is the longer of the two lenses at 133mm. The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM with a length of 108mm, is 25mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED's 83mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED weighs 900g, 11% (120g) lighter than the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM's weight of 1020g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM has a filter size of 82mm whereas the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED has a 77mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 82mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM:
And these are the 77mm filters that we recommend for the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED:
Both the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM and the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM is also available in Sigma SA and Canon EF mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 24-70mm
and the fastest aperture of F2.8