Tamron 200-500 VS Sigma 15-500 HSM OS

Started Mar 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Gary Eaves
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Re: Tamron 200-500 VS Sigma 15-500 HSM OS
In reply to dlkeller, Mar 5, 2013

I had the Sigma 150-500 in Nikon mount and wasn't very happy with it.  It happened to be in my trunk when my car got rear-ended and it was destroyed.  I took the money and added to it and got the Bigma, 50-500mm without OS and was much happier with it.  Then I switched to Sony and got it in the Sony mount.  I was surprised to find that the Sony version was head and shoulders sharper than the same lens in Nikon mount.  I guess just sample variation.  So, I'd say if you could swing the Bigma, I'd do that over the 150-500.  I can't speak to the Tamron.

Good Luck with your decision.

Gary E

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