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Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport or Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM?

 
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May 20, 2015 20:03 |  #16

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Hi Peter,

I had the Tamron 150-600mm on order for several months. Then I cancelled it and went with the Canon 400mm f/5.6 instead. Subsequently I read about the issue with the Tamron in VC mode while panning at low shutter speed. That sealed the decision for me because I am also interested in aviation photography and need to be able to pan at slow speed for propeller blur.

I had to rent a 100-400 this weekend for the Duxford Airshow, the firm I hire from has Tamron 150-600's so won't go for either Sigma. I had the Tamron from them for a show last year, but suffered so badly from the VC issue that I would have got better results from my old Sigma 26-300. I'm going with the MK I 100-400 as the difference in hire cost is fairly significant on my fixed disability benefit. The only good thing is, the lens arrived today for a three day hire (Thurs/Fri/Sat), and thanks to the holiday weekend here I don't have to ship it back until Tuesday.

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May 22, 2015 00:32 |  #17

Well, FWIW I originally bought the Tamron 150-600, dumped it 2 weeks later and bought the 100-400 II which I really enjoy.
Now I'm trying to decide whether to buy a 1.4x III to go with it, or a Sigma 150-600. So far leaning towards the 1.4x III.




  
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May 23, 2015 22:40 |  #18

Well .... After tearing out enough hair over this, I went with the Canon 100-400mm II.
Thanks for all of your comments.


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May 28, 2015 11:50 as a reply to  @ ldn323's post |  #19

I'm lucky enough to have both the Sigma 150-600 C and the Canon 100-400 II. The Canon is on my 7D2 most of the time as it's just such a good portable lens. The Sigma is used alongside it on my original 7D when I'm in a hide or similar non-mobile mode. I do use a Canon 1.4 TC II when required but only on the 7D2 with either lens.


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May 28, 2015 12:57 |  #20

I realize the OP bought a lens but figured I'd chime in -

I recently got the Tamron 150-600 and the results from it on my 6D are very good - images are sharp, even good wide open through most of the range. That combo isn't going to work for birds in flight so well, but for almost anything else it's nice. It is big enough to be heavy and cumbersome but not so large that a monopod is needed.

I've used it on my 7d and that's a different story - I have done decent images with it but at 500-600mm it feels like I'm asking too much of the lens and my skill. It would need a focus adjustment too, whereas it is very accurate on the my 6d.

So my recommendation would be 100-400 II for acrop if you can afford it, and it'd probably be better on FF, but the advantage is much less pronounced. On FF the Tamron produces nice results and is capable of creating some eye popping images in the hands of someone more skilled than me.




  
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May 28, 2015 14:10 |  #21

lellololes wrote in post #17574819 (external link)
... I recently got the Tamron 150-600 and the results from it on my 6D are very good - images are sharp, even good wide open through most of the range. That combo isn't going to work for birds in flight so well, .

BIF is what I do most :-)

The 100-400 II was delivered a few hours ago. I hope the weather cooperates this weekend for some birding activities.

Thanks, everyone, for your comments.


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May 28, 2015 14:25 |  #22

I am confused, the thread title was about Sigma 150-600 sport version and suddenly the posts were talking about the Contemporary version, something wrong? i still have my 100-400 mk1 dead in my bag, but one day i am returning to photography strong or so serious i hope, and this lens is in the "get rid" or "for sale" list no doubt, but i was thinking either mkII or Sigma 150-600 Sport version only, i never look at Tamron or even Sigma Contemp. version, so did anyone test that sport version yet and compared?


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May 28, 2015 14:29 |  #23

I am very happily shooting the new 100-400mm V2.
Like others, it replaced not only it's older brother version 1, but the 400mm prime you shoot now.
It has the AF speed and image quality of the prime.

I think you will be quite happy with it!

It is now my most used lens.

That said, I have a 500mm prime I pull out when I need the longer lens work. If I did not own the 500mm, I would be looking hard at the Sigma 150-600mm "C" or Sport.

From what I am seeing the "C" is pretty much the equal of the sport in most ways, and a lot lighter in weight and a lot more affordable.

It lacks some of the "Sport" features, focus limiter etc.. and is not built as rock solid, but my experience with all SIGMA lenses I have owned is very sturdy build.


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May 28, 2015 14:47 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #24

I believe someone said the C still had the adjustable focus limit, as well as AF speeds...I feel like the main difference between the two is build and sealing


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May 31, 2015 01:43 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #25

Yes the C version has focus limitation.


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May 31, 2015 03:25 |  #26

[QUOTE=CyberDyneSystem​s;17574946]I am very happily shooting the new 100-400mm V2.
Like others, it replaced not only it's older brother version 1, but the 400mm prime you shoot now.
It has the AF speed and image quality of the prime.

I think you will be quite happy with it!

It is now my most used lens.

That said, I have a 500mm prime I pull out when I need the longer lens work. If I did not own the 500mm, I would be looking hard at the Sigma 150-600mm "C" or Sport.

From what I am seeing the "C" is pretty much the equal of the sport in most ways, and a lot lighter in weight and a lot more affordable.

It lacks some of the "Sport" features, focus limiter etc.. and is not built as rock solid, but my experience with all SIGMA lenses I have owned is very sturdy build.[/QUOTE

Hello, as I'm going to order my Canon 400mm, prime lens, this week, I'd like to ask you, before it's too late, an opinion between the prime and the 100-400 II IS.
Which one would you suggest?
As the prime is half the price, I already own a 55-250 STM, perhaps the prime would be the best choice for me, wouldn't it?
What about a future purchase of a Tamron or Sigma 150-600 to put alongside the prime?
Thank you and your opinion is highly appreciated.
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May 31, 2015 06:36 |  #27

I say rent the Sport, if you fill it's to heavy, consider the Contemporary. Both will yield you great IQ and fast AF

In my case I own the 100-400II for my crop, and the Contemporary for my FF.. I enjoy both, and get excellent results from both

If you do buy a Sig, also get the Dock, and set your lens for AF to Motor Drive for very fast focus, / OS to Dynamic View for Quality.

The default setting it comes with is AF Standard - smooth & fast focus / OS Standard - Smooth

Good luck with your choice

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May 31, 2015 06:41 |  #28

[QUOTE=CyberDyneSystem​s;17574946]I am very happily shooting the new 100-400mm V2.
Like others, it replaced not only it's older brother version 1, but the 400mm prime you shoot now.
It has the AF speed and image quality of the prime.

I think you will be quite happy with it!

It is now my most used lens.

That said, I have a 500mm prime I pull out when I need the longer lens work. If I did not own the 500mm, I would be looking hard at the Sigma 150-600mm "C" or Sport.

From what I am seeing the "C" is pretty much the equal of the sport in most ways, and a lot lighter in weight and a lot more affordable.

It lacks some of the "Sport" features, focus limiter etc.. and is not built as rock solid, but my experience with all SIGMA lenses I have owned is very sturdy build.[/QUOTE]

Jake my C has focus limiter, 3 different settings. Additionally if you customize C1 & C2 using the dock, you can also set your limiter parameters for each


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May 31, 2015 06:45 |  #29

DreDaze wrote in post #17574974 (external link)
I believe someone said the C still had the adjustable focus limit, as well as AF speeds...I feel like the main difference between the two is build and sealing


This would be true, if your a pro shooter out in all elements, then the sport would be the choice.

I have a personal friend who owns a photo shop , and his comment to me was the Sport has better CA control, but with one click in LR that resolves most CA for me.


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May 31, 2015 11:49 |  #30

Fabercula wrote in post #17577821 (external link)
Hello, as I'm going to order my Canon 400mm, prime lens, this week, I'd like to ask you, before it's too late, an opinion between the prime and the 100-400 II IS.
Which one would you suggest?
As the prime is half the price, I already own a 55-250 STM, perhaps the prime would be the best choice for me, wouldn't it?
What about a future purchase of a Tamron or Sigma 150-600 to put alongside the prime?
Thank you and your opinion is highly appreciated.
Fabrizio

The only advantages the 400mm f/5.6 prime has over the new 100-400L II are (1) size/weight, and (2) price. The image quality and AF performance of the 100-400L II are at least as good as the prime, plus the image stabilization is superb on this lens, and the minimum focus distance is better, too.


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