differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F

Much better telephoto 600 mm vs 85 mm
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More than 7x more reach, less perspective distortion
Image stabilization Tamron VC vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
More zoom 4x vs 1x
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4x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/5
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At its widest, the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM captures much more light (2.9 f-stops)
Much shorter 72 mm vs 258 mm
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3.6x shorter
Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Significantly lighter 425 g vs 1.9 kg
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4.6x lighter
Significantly smaller diameter 75 mm vs 106 mm
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Around 30% smaller lens at the end
Has a silent focus motor Canon USM vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
Better wide angle 85 mm vs 150 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
Cheaper $349.00 vs $879.99
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The best price we've seen is $531 cheaper (2.5x less)
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Easier to use

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

competitors

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,253 - $1,299

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$1,549 - $1,599

Zoom range More zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Low light lens

$113 - $125

Length Shorter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

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

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Max focal length Worse telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

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