D7500 Which Super Tele? 150-600, 100-400 vs my 70-300 DX

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Re: D7500 Which Super Tele? 150-600, 100-400 vs my 70-300 DX

cyuill2007 wrote:

I am surprised you are not entirely happy with your AF-P 70-300mm DX lens. Most owners seem to be very pleased with the lens. You could try the FX version, which is supposed to be better. I once tested a copy of the FX lens and thought it was very good, wide open, at 300mm.

That said, I wanted to upgrade my AF-S 70-300mm FX lens. I compared the AF-P 70-300mm FX, Sigma 100-400mm, and Nikon 200-500mm lenses. I wound up getting the Sigma. I ruled out the 200-500 because it was too big and heavy to be a walkaround lens for me. I found that the Sigma 100-400 wide open @ 300mm was a teeny bit better than the Nikon 70-300 was wide open @ 300mm. And it extends to a pretty good 400mm as well. It is bigger and heavier than the 70-300, but is still a very portable lens. The overall optical quality of the Sigma is very good - sharp, nice bokeh, and works well for close-up images. It is very versatile.

Oh no, I think it's a terrific lens. But over 200 it does get a little softer. I've taken a number of pictures at work with it at different focal lengths and apertures and below 200 it's a laboratory-scalpel sharp, even wide open. It's so good below 200 that at 300 it seems almost disappointing to me haha. I definitely will always keep it because for taking something small and light for moderate zooming, it's incredible.

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Nikon D7500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF Nikon 85mm F1.8G +3 more
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