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Reasons to consider the Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Nikon-f

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Nikon-f goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Lighter 1.2 kg vs 1.9 kg
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Around 40% lighter
Slightly shorter 227 mm vs 252 mm
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Around 10% shorter
Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Nikon-f Learn more about
the Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Nikon-f

Reasons to consider the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f

Has a silent focus motor Sigma HSM vs None
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Focuses quickly and silently
Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Better wide angle 150 mm vs 200 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Slightly more zoom 3.3x vs 2.5x
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More than 30% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly cheaper $899.00 vs $1,085.19
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The best price we've seen is $186 cheaper (around 20% less)
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f Learn more about
the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Excellent telephoto Help
500 mm
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/5
Length Quite long Help
200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Nikon-f:227 mm
150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f:252 mm
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Nikon-f:200 mm
150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f:150 mm
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to wildlife lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

Zoom range Poor zoom Help
200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Nikon-f:2.5x
150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f:3.3x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Wildlife lens

$189

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f

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

Wildlife lens

$1,509

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Zoom range Has way more large zoom range
Weight Is heavier
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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

Wildlife lens

$170

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM

Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM

Wildlife lens

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Tokina AT-X 840 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 D Nikon-f

Tokina AT-X 840 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 D Nikon-f

Wildlife lens

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Length Is shorter
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Wildlife lens

$140

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Max focal length Has a significantly longer telephoto lens
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$529

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Max focal length Has a significantly longer telephoto lens

Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Nikon-f Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$9,449

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Much more expensive
Min focal length Much worse wide angle

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

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Disadvantages

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD VC Sony-alpha

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD VC Sony-alpha

Travel lens

Zoom range Much more zoom
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto

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