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

Started Apr 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
JTC111 Contributing Member • Posts: 505
Re: Torn Between The Sigma 70-200 and Sigma 150-500 lens

austinspeer810 wrote:

I am debating on whether to get the sigma 70-200 lens or the 150-500 lens. I understand the focal lengths and low light capabilities of each. I want to attempt some birding but I think getting a lens SPECIFICALLY for birding in my situation being a college student, I would rather get a lens that works for both. I know the sigma 70-200 does not reach as far as the 150-500 however, using a Canon 70D and the possibility of purchasing an extender of 1.4 making it 3 times the focal length would make the 70-200 a 210-600? Maybe I have that part wrong.

It seems to me that the 70-200 would be mostly redundant for you since you already own a 24-105.  By adding that lens, you'd gain the 105-200 range but have nothing beyond that.  Adding the 150-500 leaves a hole in the 105-150 range, but considering what you're adding, it seems like the better trade-off.

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