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Should I wait for the Tamron 150-600 or go with Sig 150-500

 
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Feb 22, 2014 17:42 |  #16

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If you have the extra money and don't want to wait, the Sigma 50-500 is a bit better than the 150-500. I'd suggest getting either the Tamron or the 50-500, not the Sigma 150-500.

Agreed, I would put the 50-500 OS against the Tamron as more of a match than the 150-500.

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Feb 22, 2014 18:41 |  #17

I have and use my Sig 150-500mm quite a bit and just acquired the sig 18-250 for a travel lens to go with the 150-500. I'm very satisfied with both for my needs.


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Feb 23, 2014 00:21 |  #18

Depends, if waiting is the issue, did you just now started wanting a lens like that and really can't wait? If you thought about it for a while already, IMO there is no harm is waitng a little more (unless you have something you "have to" take photos of right now).

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Agreed, I would put the 50-500 OS against the Tamron as more of a match than the 150-500.

Depends on market/country I guess. The Sigma 150-500mm is approx 30% cheaper than the Tamron here. The 50-500mm is about 70% more expensive (than the Tamron). That makes the 50-500mm a poor value for anyone who doesn't absolutely need the 50-150mm range on such a lens.


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Feb 23, 2014 02:17 |  #19

the 50-500mm is also a lot more than the other lenses...if you start to consider that one, then you might as well consider a 100-400L as well...

for budget telephotos it comes down to the 150-500OS, and the 150-600mm...it doesn't seem like either lens has really pulled ahead as an obvious choice...


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Feb 23, 2014 07:15 |  #20

DreDaze wrote in post #16710172 (external link)
...for budget telephotos it comes down to the 150-500OS, and the 150-600mm...it doesn't seem like either lens has really pulled ahead as an obvious choice...

Except for the people that have either lens then the choice was obvious. ;)


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Feb 23, 2014 07:22 |  #21

Grizz wrote in post #16710454 (external link)
Except for the people that have either lens then the choice was obvious. ;)

I guess they couldn't decide..:)


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Feb 23, 2014 07:34 |  #22

DreDaze wrote in post #16710172 (external link)
for budget telephotos it comes down to the 150-500OS, and the 150-600mm...it doesn't seem like either lens has really pulled ahead as an obvious choice...

Not really fair though, since the Sigma 500's have been on the market longer than the Tamron 600mm. I think someone looking for maximum reach at the $1k mark has an obvious choice. Someone who doesn't need 600mm, but wants the 400~500 range with good quality, they have a lot of hard choices to make.

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Feb 23, 2014 11:45 |  #23

If you need the extra 100mm, get the Tamron, otherwise the 150-500 would be a good choice.


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Feb 26, 2014 11:47 as a reply to  @ DeaconG's post |  #24

You guys really gave me lots to think about.

The 50-500 really gives a lot of coverage
but with a huge weight premium.

So for the same approx. cost I've decided to go with the Siggy 150-500
AND a Sig 17-70 2.8-4 and sell off some of my redundant glass
and put that money toward a Sig 50-150 2.8 in the future.

Also on the hunt for a second 60D body. But that's for another day.:cool:

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Feb 26, 2014 16:03 |  #25

if i were you, i might want to hold onto the 55-250IS...sometimes it's nice not to have to take the bigger telephoto


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Feb 26, 2014 16:21 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #26

Agreed.

Probably the 70-300 IS would go as well as the
18-55 which would become totally
redundant.

The 55-250, since it hardly weighs anything
has a permanent home in the kit.

With the 10-22, 17-70 and 55-250 in a walk around
bag looks like I'll be pretty well set. The Big Sig
would go along when warranted.

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