Nikon 500mm or Sigma 500mm lens for safari?

Started Jan 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Nikon 500mm or Sigma 500mm lens for safari?
In reply to systemguy, Jan 19, 2014

systemguy wrote:


I wish to know if anyone can comment on the performance of the above lenses at wide open aperture (f4 vs f4.5). The application would be for a safari. There is a saving of about $2000 in price and is it worth it?

Or is the difference in performance of the Nikon significant with the D800?


If it's just one safari, why not rent?  It would take a lot of rentals to come remotely close to the cost of purchasing.  Do you have other, frequent uses in mind that would justify buying one?

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