Does any one have a Sigma 150-600mm OS lens F/5-6.3 - Comments

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  1. Peeb

    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    No doubt- but at $2.o0o it is more than double the cost of the Sigma contemporary.

    Not a reason to pass on it, but surely worthy of mention...


     
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    The difference between f5.6 and f6.3 is about a third of a stop. It doesn't make "that much" difference with modern cameras and their autofocus system.
     
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    PJcam No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    But would not the 1.4x cause reduced light into the camera, therefore taking the F-Stop value to similar to that of the Tamron, but the Tamron has a longer focal distance so does this make the Tamron a better choice? So now it is saying to me, the Tamron can capture images at the longer distance, but would the quality of the Canon 100-400 at 400mm be better than the Tamron 150-600, at 600mm, when cropped? I hope that makes sense.

    I think what I am trying to say is, a shot taken with both lens, at max distance, when cropped could the Canon be a better image (without a 1.4x).
     
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    I have the Sigma 150-500 lens. I've had it about 6 years and have been quite pleased with it. Lot of bang for the buck.
     
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    The Sigma contemporary is a good lens. The new Tamron G2 is a bit better. The version 2 of the Canon 100-400 is good but the Tamron will out perform the version 1. A side note the Canon 100-400 version 1 is also more prone to dust intrusion with the push/pull zoom system.

    Right now on a TeleZoom I would say the Tamron G2 is the best value.
     
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    SCraig Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Here are a few taken with the Sigma 150-500. The Sigma 150-600 or Tamron 150-600 lenses are both considered better lenses than mine. All were shot at the 500mm end of the lens using either a Nikon D7000 or D7100 and most were probably shot using a tripod. Most were also most likely heavily cropped since 500mm is nice but no lens is ever long enough.

    Great Egret - 07/20/2013 - Old Hickory Lake in Nashville, TN
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    Great Blue Heron - 04/11/2014 - Radnor Lake in Nashville, TN
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    Pied-Billed Grebe (Winter Plumage) - 11/22/2012 - Old Hickory Lake in Nashville, TN
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    Nice shots.
     
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    True, but I think it's a better imager. Add in the cost of a TC as well it's not insignificant.
     
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    Yes, it does mean you loose some light on the wide end but it is IMO a moot point because mostly people will be shooting at f8 with these lenses anyway and you can use the Canon with a TC and get at least as sharp if not sharper images than any of the 150-600s. The 100-400 L mkii is a very sharp lens, even sharper than some of the older 400mm primes.

    Ultimatley all I know is that I've shot along side guys using the 100-400L mkii, sometimes with a TC sometimes without and consistantly it's out performed my Tamron 150-600mm G1 which is comparable to the Sigma 150-600mm C
     
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    Thanks weepete, the Tamron 150-600mm G2 is supposed to be better than the G1.

    The price of the Tamron G2 and the Canon L 400mm, I would possibly go for the Canon L, but the Canon L 400mm II is a massive price compared to the Tamron G2. So I am currently leaning towards the Tamron specially with the images and video I have seen.

    At this stage I having purchased all I have in three weeks my budget can meet the Tamron G2, or Canon L (not version II). I guess with either there is a good secondhand market 12-24 months down the line.

    This is a good forum, some great guys on here, very helpful and knowledgeable. The recent threads about lenses have been very good and replies from you guys excellent. Thank you all.
     
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    From what I've read the Tamron G1 is actually slightly sharper than the G2.
    Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Image Quality though the autofocus is better on the G2.

    But yeah, between the 100-400mm mki and the 150-600mm I'd go with a 150-600mm.
     
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    I own both, Sigma 150-600 contemporary & Canon 100-400L mk II. Canon with 1.4x mk iii surely gives great output. However, when located in a forest with low light (like the rain forests of Malaysia), focussing at F8 (560mm) is challenging compared to What I can do with Sigma at F6.3 (600mm) at the same ISO.
    Frankly, if the images are being taken for earning your bread, would recommend canon prime & preferably 600mm mk II. Otherwise, my Sigma gives me good amount of keepers.
    Cheers...
     

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