differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Better telephoto 600 mm vs 500 mm
Help
20% more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 4x vs 2.5x
Help
60% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Wider aperture f/5 vs f/5.6
Help
At its widest, the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Better wide angle 150 mm vs 200 mm
Help
Around 30% better wide angle
Cheaper $880.89 vs $1,396.95
Help
The best price we've seen is $516 cheaper (around 40% less)
Slightly smaller diameter 104 mm vs 108 mm
Help
Almost the same
Slightly shorter 259 mm vs 268 mm
Help
Almost the same
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/6.3
Help
At its narrowest, the AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR goes 4.7 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
Help
Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Better image stabilization Nikon VR vs Sigma OS
Help
Less risk of blur
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Excellent telephoto Help
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F600 mm
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR500 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon FSigma OS
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRNikon VR
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Length Quite long Help
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F259 mm
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR268 mm
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon Ff/5
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRf/5.6
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Diameter Quite large diameters Help
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F104 mm
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR108 mm
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F150 mm
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR200 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Zoom range Poor zoom Help
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F4x
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR2.5x

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Competitors

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

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

Wildlife lens

$769 - $899

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

Wildlife lens

$1,570

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

Wildlife lens

$1,465

Zoom range Much more zoom
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F Competitors

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

Wildlife lens

$1,465

Zoom range Much more zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F

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

Wildlife lens

$769 - $899

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Placeholder

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon-f

Wildlife lens

Max focal length Worse telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

Speech is free, but discussion at LensHero is moderated! Please discuss your opinion of these lenses here, and discuss feedback for LensHero at our support community.

Showing 0 comments