differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

Much more zoom 10x vs 4x
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2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better wide angle 50 mm vs 150 mm
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3x better wide angle
Shorter 218 mm vs 259 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Wider aperture f/4.5 vs f/5
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At its widest, the 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
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the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

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
Cheaper $954.67 vs $1,459.00
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The best price we've seen is $504 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Excellent telephoto Help
50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO500 mm
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F600 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sigma OS
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Zoom range Great zoom Help
50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO10x
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F4x
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/6.3
Length Quite long Help
50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO218 mm
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F259 mm
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APOf/4.5
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon Ff/5
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Diameter Quite large diameters Help
104 mm
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

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

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

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

Wildlife lens

$1,179 - $1,247

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom
Pentax SMC HD D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 DC AW

Pentax SMC HD D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 DC AW

Wildlife lens

$1,840

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Zoom range Much less zoom
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$420

Weight Significantly lighter
Length Shorter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom

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

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

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

Wildlife lens

$1,179 - $1,247

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Pentax SMC HD D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 DC AW

Pentax SMC HD D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 DC AW

Wildlife lens

$1,840

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Wildlife lens

$1,766 - $1,899

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Length Shorter
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

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