Africa-Safari with D7100. Which lenses to buy?

Started Aug 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bobby Handal
Bobby Handal Veteran Member • Posts: 5,493
Re: Africa-Safari with D7100. Which lenses to buy?

The Tamron 200-500 is quite sharp, almost as sharp as the Sigma 50-500mm OS, and very lightweight and cheaper. Not having OS is a big bummer, specially in Africa and the low light levels. The 150-500mm OS is not as sharp as either lenses.

The advantage of the Sigma 50-500mm in addition to its range, it has a great macro capability at 200-300mm range. This lens was a blessing to have in Africa and for my birding.

Going to Africa, to many of us, is a once in a lifetime thing. Buy the best you can buy then sell after if you want, it is better to have and not miss.

Good luck and best regards,

Condor wrote:

greg mclemore wrote:

I use the Tamron SP 200-500, for the reach and sharpness its hard to beat for under $1500.00

I'll check the Tamron and I'll compare it with Sigma 150-500. Any real exerience with any ot those and the D7100.


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