bought a Sigma 100-400

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sirhawkeye64 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,762
Re: bought a Sigma 100-400

PankajDubey wrote:

z2122 wrote:

sirhawkeye64 wrote:

z2122 wrote:

.. I understand that the Nikon 100-400 is a very good lens, but for occasional use it is too expensive. So I bought a used Sigma 100-400 for only 600 ,- As far as I have seen the Sigma is sharper @400 than the Nikon 80-400 G.

Do I need the Sigma dock? Are there any problems when the Sigma 100-400 is on a Z6?

I would get a dock regardless. I always did with the Tamrons I had when using the Z's, just in case in the future, if a firmware update (for the lens) came out. You might as well get a dock IMO.

I too was in the same boat (can't really justify the Z 100-400, so I've been looking at alternatives -- haven't made up my mind yet...)

I compared the Tamron and the Sigma 100-400 and found the Sigma is better. 2 years ago I had the Sigma, but sold it to buy the 300pf. At the end I missed the flexibility of the 100-400. IQ wise the Sigma was very close to the 300 pf and compareable to my 70-200 f4.

Do you have other lenses that you consider?

I have the Tamron 100-400 , it was incompatible with FTZ for a long time .It is not good beyond 300mm and best at F9.Sigma was compatible even before the Tamron.

Yeah I had read that.  And it's only really sharp in the center (the Sigma is supposedly less sharp but more evenly sharp across the frame than the Tamron).

The Tamron 100-400 is now compatible providing you update the lens with the latest version.  If you buy from a camera store (brick and mortar) you can sometimes ask them to update the firmware (my store does if I ask them to).

I have the Sony 200-600mm for use with A6400.That lens is sharp throughout the range. Surprisingly, the Techart TZE -02 makes it usable on Z5.

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