Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD vs. Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM vs. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM vs. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR vs. Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II

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Jun 25, 2014
Nov 7, 2013
Jan 31, 2008
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Mar 5, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
150–600 mm
150–500 mm
100–400 mm
80–400 mm
70–400 mm
Yes (VC - Vibration Compensation)
Yes (4 stops claimed)
Yes (2 stops)
Yes (Vibration Reduction up to 4 stops)
 
Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha
Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha
Canon EF
Nikon F (FX)
Sony/Minolta Alpha
 
F5–6.3
F5–6.3
F4.5–5.6
F4.5–5.6
F4–5.6
F32–40
F22–28
F32–40
F32–40
F22
No
No
No
Yes
No
9
9
8
9
 
 
20
21
17
20
18
13
15
14
12
12
eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular Dependency) Coating
3 SLD glass elements
Fluorite and Super UD-glass elements largely eliminate secondary spectrum
4 ED glass elements 1 Super ED glass element
 
 
2.70 m (106.3)
2.20 m (86.61)
1.80 m (70.87)
1.75 m (68.9)
1.50 m (59.06)
0.2×
0.19×
0.2×
0.2×
0.27×
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ultrasonic
Ultrasonic
Ultrasonic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
 
Rear
Rear
 
Internal
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
1951 g (4.30 lb)
1780 g (3.92 lb)
1380 g (3.04 lb)
1570 g (3.46 lb)
1500 g (3.31 lb)
106 mm (4.16)
95 mm (3.73)
92 mm (3.62)
96 mm (3.76)
95 mm (3.72)
258 mm (10.15)
252 mm (9.92)
189 mm (7.44)
203 mm (7.99)
196 mm (7.72)
 
 
Magnesium
 
 
 
No
Yes
 
No
 
 
White
Black
 
 
Rotary (extending)
Push/Pull (extending)
Rotary (extending)
Rotary (extending)
 
 
No
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
 
95 mm
86 mm
77 mm
77 mm
77 mm
 
Does not rotate on focusing
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
ET-83C
HB-65
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
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