Torn Between The Sigma 70-200 and Sigma 150-500 lens

Started Apr 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
Chris R-UK Forum Pro • Posts: 18,677
Re: Torn Between The Sigma 70-200 and Sigma 150-500 lens

Birding is difficult and really requires the longest lens that you can get.  Some birders shoot through a telescope, called "digiscoping".  Very long lenses are big and heavy and not the best choice for non-wildlife photography.

What else do you want to photograph with a 70-200 f2.8?  That is really a lens for nighttime or indoor sports.

If you don't need the f2.8 than a Canon 55-250mm IS STM is a good general purpose telephoto lens to get started with.  It is a bit short for birds so you will be limited to large birds or flocks of birds.  If at a later date you decide that you want to get into birding seriously you could then consider a longer lens such as the Canon 400mm f5.6 L or the Tamron 150-600mm already mentioned.

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