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Sigma 150-600mm c vs tamron 150-600mm g1 ?


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Hi everyone,

Just looking for a bit of advice, i own the nikon d7200 and need to buy a super telephoto so i can shoot some wildlife and the occasional sports. The two lenses i have come up with to are either the sigma 150-600mm c or the tamron 150-600mm G1. i have a very low budget and these two lenses seem to be the best options for my money. which one would be better to buy?

 

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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2 Review - Photography Life



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No link - sorry.



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I was wondering more what peoples experience is using any of these lenses.



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I tried them both when I was trying to decide what 150-600 to get. The Sigma C has a bit more bite to it and the more abrupt light falloff in the corners is easily corrected in post. On a D7200, the vignetting is not a problem with either. The Tamron is a bit less sharp at both extremes in focal length but sharper mid-range than the Sigma and has slightly lower contrast.

 

I ended up with the Sigma S even if it is a heavy beast and uses more expensive filters. The reason is the balance handheld and the fact that it is made to be used as either a ring or a push-pull zoom. I like to hold the lens just behind the hood, or even on the rear of the hood for stability. Being able to zoom the lens without changing this grip is important for how I use it.



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Thanks very much, looks like ill go for the sigma than



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The only other lens that i was thinking of was the sigma 50-500? what is that like?

or has anyone else got any other ideas for a low budget super telephoto?



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The Bigma and the Sigmonster were really nice on the D3 and D700, but the D300 and D90 taxed their resolution. A 24 MP DX sensor without an AA filter definitely needs better glass.



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Ok what about the fairly new sigma 100-400mm?



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Ok what about the fairly new sigma 100-400mm?

I don't know, haven't tried it. Let's hope someone else has.



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I liked the new Sigma 100-400 and found with the D500 it worked well with the 1.4, in your situation though i would get the Sigma 150-600C.

 

 



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i have first gen tamron 150-600mm i love the lens. but wish had cash for sigma sport model since weather sealed lens. but now using first gen tamron 150-600mm i love it. i might have some example from my d7200 body. here one from grand stand of softball stadium look across the soccer field d7200 F/11  1/1000 iso 1250 600mm 

 

 

here link from my nikon image space account since all files to big to post will add more later 

 

 

NIKON IMAGE SPACE


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Thanks for that.



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Thanks for that

just to let you know i have to work in area with low light is issue and have to move around to find a sweet spot i have few area now if can get closer to field. but with way place set up hard to get pictures. just lucky that day was take softball pictures and was daylight for it. when at field most dusk or nightlight 


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The problem you will have with any of the lenses mentioned would be low light.  Don't expect to be using them at night games - at least not without very high ISO.  I have seen some great wildlife images and sports images with all of them, but they were not low light images.  


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