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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

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

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

Wildlife lens

$1,349 - $1,799

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
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
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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
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
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon-f

Sports lens

$705 - $769

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Max focal length Has a significantly longer telephoto lens
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

$969

Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Wildlife lens

Length Significantly shorter
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto
Wide maximum Significantly wider aperture
Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Nikon-f

Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF Nikon-f

Sports lens

$25,999

Fixed aperture Has a consant aperture
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Weight Much heavier
Lowest price Much more expensive

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

Length Significantly shorter
Weight Significantly lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM

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

Wildlife lens

$1,998 - $2,198

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto
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

$568 - $587

Weight Lighter
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto

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