Sigma 150-600 F5-6.3 DG DN vs Sony 200-600...

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Gianluca Meardi
Gianluca Meardi New Member • Posts: 23
Sigma 150-600 F5-6.3 DG DN vs Sony 200-600...

Sigma has just released this terrific new lens!

The cost 1399€ (vs 2100 for Sony) is quite competitive.

Performance specs seems not that different in terms of geometrical MTF/resolution (am I right or not?), while the lens is more compact (appx 5cm less, little lighter), has some more range at the wide end (150 vs 200), sports some welcome features (custom button, fix modes, 1.4.2x teleconverters).

Being not a pro, and willing a 600mm range for my A7r3, I'm to... preorder one

But before... any ideas vs the Sony excellent (but pricy) 200-600mm?

Thanks

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jerste Regular Member • Posts: 284
Re: Sigma 150-600 F5-6.3 DG DN vs Sony 200-600...

Gianluca Meardi wrote:

Sigma has just released this terrific new lens!

The cost 1399€ (vs 2100 for Sony) is quite competitive.

Performance specs seems not that different in terms of geometrical MTF/resolution (am I right or not?), while the lens is more compact (appx 5cm less, little lighter), has some more range at the wide end (150 vs 200), sports some welcome features (custom button, fix modes, 1.4.2x teleconverters).

Being not a pro, and willing a 600mm range for my A7r3, I'm to... preorder one

But before... any ideas vs the Sony excellent (but pricy) 200-600mm?

Thanks

Sony has internal zoom so less dust in the lens and in the camera.

Sigma potential problems with AF - not sure about it, to be tested.

Sigma has arca swiss compatible foot.

Sigma is black so a point here.

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Nikon D500 Sony a7R IV Nikon 500mm F5.6E PF Sony FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3
gjd_100 Regular Member • Posts: 110
Re: Sigma 150-600 F5-6.3 DG DN vs Sony 200-600...

jerste wrote:

Gianluca Meardi wrote:

Sigma has just released this terrific new lens!

The cost 1399€ (vs 2100 for Sony) is quite competitive.

Performance specs seems not that different in terms of geometrical MTF/resolution (am I right or not?), while the lens is more compact (appx 5cm less, little lighter), has some more range at the wide end (150 vs 200), sports some welcome features (custom button, fix modes, 1.4.2x teleconverters).

Being not a pro, and willing a 600mm range for my A7r3, I'm to... preorder one

But before... any ideas vs the Sony excellent (but pricy) 200-600mm?

Thanks

Sony has internal zoom so less dust in the lens and in the camera.

Sigma potential problems with AF - not sure about it, to be tested.

Sigma has arca swiss compatible foot.

Sigma is black so a point here.

Sigma better warranty.

Sigma, made in Japan.

I'll probably order the sigma, but am in NO rush. May wait until the Holiday's to see if any deals pop up.

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moficera Contributing Member • Posts: 681
Re: Sigma 150-600 F5-6.3 DG DN vs Sony 200-600...

Keep in mind that there will be no third party TCs for E-mount.

I have seen the 200-600 new for about 1500 € (with cashback) this year, I paid full price two years ago.

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BigBen08 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,174
Re: Sigma 150-600 F5-6.3 DG DN vs Sony 200-600...

I'm also interested. Would like to see how it works with the A6600.

An updated optical design and AF system sounds good. The extra range is another plus for me. But as they say, time will tell.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1655503-REG/sigma_747965_150_600mm_sony.html?sts=pi&pim=Y

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Malling Contributing Member • Posts: 672
Re: Sigma 150-600 F5-6.3 DG DN vs Sony 200-600...

gjd_100 wrote:

jerste wrote:

Gianluca Meardi wrote:

Sigma has just released this terrific new lens!

The cost 1399€ (vs 2100 for Sony) is quite competitive.

Performance specs seems not that different in terms of geometrical MTF/resolution (am I right or not?), while the lens is more compact (appx 5cm less, little lighter), has some more range at the wide end (150 vs 200), sports some welcome features (custom button, fix modes, 1.4.2x teleconverters).

Being not a pro, and willing a 600mm range for my A7r3, I'm to... preorder one

But before... any ideas vs the Sony excellent (but pricy) 200-600mm?

Thanks

Sony has internal zoom so less dust in the lens and in the camera.

Sigma potential problems with AF - not sure about it, to be tested.

Sigma has arca swiss compatible foot.

Sigma is black so a point here.

Sigma better warranty.

Sigma, made in Japan.

I'll probably order the sigma, but am in NO rush. May wait until the Holiday's to see if any deals pop up.

It dos not make it better it is made in japan… People seriously need to wake up to 2021.

Chinese and Thailand factories can make the same quality as elsewhere or else Nikon, Canon and Sony would not have offshore it.

Sigma warranty isn’t remotely better in Europe, it’s only in America and England where it is 3-4 years. In Europe it just follows the legislation of two years reclamation right.

Gianluca Meardi
OP Gianluca Meardi New Member • Posts: 23
Re: Sigma 150-600 F5-6.3 DG DN vs Sony 200-600...
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gjd_100 wrote:

jerste wrote:

Gianluca Meardi wrote:

Sigma has just released this terrific new lens!

The cost 1399€ (vs 2100 for Sony) is quite competitive.

Performance specs seems not that different in terms of geometrical MTF/resolution (am I right or not?), while the lens is more compact (appx 5cm less, little lighter), has some more range at the wide end (150 vs 200), sports some welcome features (custom button, fix modes, 1.4.2x teleconverters).

Being not a pro, and willing a 600mm range for my A7r3, I'm to... preorder one

But before... any ideas vs the Sony excellent (but pricy) 200-600mm?

Thanks

Sony has internal zoom so less dust in the lens and in the camera.

Sigma potential problems with AF - not sure about it, to be tested.

Sigma has arca swiss compatible foot.

Sigma is black so a point here.

Sigma better warranty.

Sigma, made in Japan.

I'll probably order the sigma, but am in NO rush. May wait until the Holiday's to see if any deals pop up.

Just received: magnificent lens. 3 years warranty (in Italy).

For me (not a pro) portability matters, a LOT. No problems with dust (for me), no problems for AF. IQ is comparable on tech tests and excellent on my A7r3.

 Gianluca Meardi's gear list:Gianluca Meardi's gear list
Sony a7R III GoPro Hero8 Black Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE +13 more
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