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differences

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

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
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
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
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

Compared to wildlife lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Nikon-f:$949.00
150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f:$869.00
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

$1,299 - $1,349

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
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

$1,069

Max focal length Has a slightly shorter telephoto lens
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Weight Is heavier
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 much large zoom range
Weight Is heavier
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f

Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f

Wildlife lens

$920

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
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

$549 - $587

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
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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD Sigma-sa

Wildlife lens

Max focal length Has a slightly shorter telephoto lens
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Weight Is heavier

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

$9,799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Lowest price Much more expensive
Weight Much heavier

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Sigma-sa

Wildlife lens

Zoom range Much more zoom
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto
Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon-f

Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon-f

Wide angle lens

Length Much shorter
Weight Significantly lighter
Max focal length Much worse telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Nikon-f

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Nikon-f

Wildlife lens

Length Significantly shorter
Weight Significantly lighter
Wide maximum Much wider aperture
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$155

Length Significantly shorter
Weight Significantly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto

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