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
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20% more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 4x vs 2.5x
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60% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Wider aperture f/5 vs f/5.6
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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
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Around 30% better wide angle
Slightly smaller diameter 104 mm vs 108 mm
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Almost the same
Slightly cheaper $938.29 vs $1,149.68
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The best price we've seen is $211 cheaper (around 20% less)
Slightly shorter 259 mm vs 268 mm
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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
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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
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Better image stabilization Nikon VR vs Sigma OS
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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

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

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

Wildlife lens

$989

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$1,799 - $2,142

Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable 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

$1,459

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

$1,459

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

$830 - $949

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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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