The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 70-200 F2.8 DG OS HSM S and the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR is the longer of the two lenses at 215mm. The Sigma 70-200 F2.8 DG OS HSM S with a length of 203mm is 12mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sigma 70-200 F2.8 DG OS HSM S has a larger diameter of 94mm compared to Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR's 87mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sigma 70-200 F2.8 DG OS HSM S and Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR 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 70-200 F2.8 DG OS HSM S is also available in Canon EF and Sigma SA mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 70-200mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.