differences

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

Better telephoto 600 mm vs 500 mm
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20% more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 4x vs 2.5x
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60% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Wider aperture f/5 vs f/5.6
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At its widest, the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Better wide angle 150 mm vs 200 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Slightly cheaper $879.00 vs $1,187.78
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The best price we've seen is $309 cheaper (around 30% less)
Slightly lighter 1.9 kg vs 2.1 kg
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Around 10% lighter
Slightly shorter 258 mm vs 268 mm
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Almost the same
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 Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
Better image stabilization Nikon VR vs Tamron VC
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Less risk of blur
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Excellent telephoto Help
SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F600 mm
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR500 mm
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon FTamron VC
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRNikon VR
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Length Quite long Help
SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F258 mm
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR268 mm
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon Ff/5
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRf/5.6
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Weight Heavy Help
SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F1.9 kg
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR2.1 kg
Diameter Quite large diameters Help
SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F106 mm
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR108 mm
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F150 mm
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR200 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

Zoom range Poor zoom Help
SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Nikon F4x
AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR2.5x

competitors

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

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

Length Significantly shorter
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO

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

Wildlife lens

$1,459

Zoom range Much more zoom
Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$1,999 - $2,196

Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

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

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

$539 - $747

Length Significantly shorter
Diameter Smaller diameter
Max focal length Much worse telephoto
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Nikon F

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

Wildlife lens

$880 - $989

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Canon EF

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

Wildlife lens

$769 - $800

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