Long lenses on DX Choices - 150-600, 200-400/500 etc.

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PHXAZCRAIG
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Re: Long lenses on DX Choices - 150-600, 200-400/500 etc.

I've done a lot of reading and studying on the subject of long lenses for Nikon - back to 1992 when I got my first.

What we wanted for decades (excellent IQ long glass at affordable pricing) finally came true over the past few years.   ALL the new long lenses are pretty good, and you can pretty much rank their relative strengths by price.

The Tamron 150-600 g2 is very good - better than the g1 according to former owners.

The Sigma 150-600  Contemporary about the same.

The Nikon 200-500 is excellent (I have one), but definitely has weaknesses/flaws, like the slow zoom rate.  But the VR is top-notch and the center performance is quite strong.

The Sigma 150-600 Sport is the most expensive and supposed to be the best performing, but also a lot heavier than the others.

All of these will be better for wildlife and birding than a xxx-400 zoom, even f4.

A 500PF tops them all, but is out of the 'affordable' category.

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