D7500 which super Telephoto? 150-600, 100-400 vs my AFP 70-300

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Re: D7500 which super Telephoto? 150-600, 100-400 vs my AFP 70-300

Can you shed some light on how you'd compare the images you get out of your 100-400 Sigma vs your 70-300 DX? Thank you!

I felt the Sigma 100-400 was better at tracking a flying bird....and the resulting photos came out sharper, better contrast, better color. Of course, I was using the D7500, which like the D500, has a Group AF setting that is really good for locking focus on a moving subject and staying with it. That feature was also helpful with the 70-300. Also, I felt I got more photos that I really liked with the Sigma.

Examples....here is a link to an album of photos that used the 70-300.


And here are photos done with the 100-400:


And just to confuse things further, here's an album of shots from the same day as the 70-300 I linked above, but using the 200-500 I rented. I was surprised to get any good shots because other than a rental with the Tamron 150-600 a few weeks back, I really hadn't any practical experience with such a large lens.


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