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Moving from Sigma 150-500 to 100-400 or 150-600C?

 
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Jun 21, 2017 03:43 |  #31

Weird pricing!

In Australia:
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C $1,439
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C $989


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Jun 21, 2017 04:56 |  #32

Choderboy wrote in post #18383304 (external link)
Weird pricing!

In Australia:
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C $1,439
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C $989


I think it's down to the massive discounts on list price that we tend to see regularly in the rest of the world. It strikes me that there are three things that make Australia less inviting than it would otherwise be. The first two are natural, and related, IIRC 8/10 of the world's most poisonous snakes live there, along with 8/10 of the most deadly arachnids :eek::cry::cry:. Then you also seem to be stuck with some very high prices for tech and many other goods.

Interestingly we have a chain of shops that started out selling second hand computer games, and now deals in a wide range of tech, CEX. The branch in Norwich has a two Sigma 150-600's instock, one Canon one Nikon mount. The Canon has been in there since before christmas, and has made it down from £1099 down to £999, while the Nikon has been for sale for over a year, and has gone down from over £1000 to £899. I asked about the price, since I know someone who would like a second hand 150-600, and it's not negotiable, and set by head office. The fact that the lens was not only for sale, but in stock as a new item, at one point for £400 pounds less, but I don't think they believed me. I guess that head office just looked at the official RRP and based their second hand prices on that, unless they have confused the Cand the S versions.

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Jun 21, 2017 11:17 |  #33

I own both the 150-600C Sig & the 100-400II . Both will get you nice files to process, happy with both on that subject
As for which one will obtain focus faster it will be the 100-400II
I use the 150-600 for long static shots and the 100-400II for fast action. Also I keep 1.4 tele converter on each

The weight of the Sig C is heavier than the 100-400II
I use a shoulder strap for either, so weight becomes less of a factor if trekking with it. ..

Its all about reach, you can never have enough !!

Best of luck with your choice :-)


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Jun 22, 2017 06:39 |  #34

Bianchi wrote in post #18383501 (external link)
I own both the 150-600C Sig & the 100-400II . Both will get you nice files to process, happy with both on that subject
As for which one will obtain focus faster it will be the 100-400II
I use the 150-600 for long static shots and the 100-400II for fast action. Also I keep 1.4 tele converter on each

The weight of the Sig C is heavier than the 100-400II
I use a shoulder strap for either, so weight becomes less of a factor if trekking with it. ..

Its all about reach, you can never have enough !!

Best of luck with your choice :-)


Thanks for contributing. kind of where my head is at. I can easily get to 900mm FOV with the sigma on the 7D2.....Thats a lot of reach


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Aug 28, 2017 22:40 |  #35

Choderboy wrote in post #18383304 (external link)
Weird pricing!

In Australia:
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C $1,439
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C $989

The massive discount on 150-600C gives it a street price of a few dollars more the than the ever popular Sigma 100-400C
While I love both my 100-400L V1 and 150-600 sport, I think the newer 100-400C is a very close match to 100-400L V2 in terms of sharpness at 400mm end. It is lighter and more convenient to supplement your 150-600S in the field and it is a great pleasure to carry a lighter telephoto for travelling. It also shares the same great TC1401 from Sigma..


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Aug 29, 2017 00:30 |  #36

I have shot all of the lenses listed, and would rank them in this order;

EF 100-400mm L MkII*

SIGMA 150-600mm C
EF 100-400mm L
SIGMA 100-400mm C

The old L beats the new SIGMA 100-400mm on aperture, and that lovely push pull zoom. The new SIGMA has better IS/OS, is lighter, and may have better IQ sharpness.

Since the MKII Canon is out, that leaves the 150-600C as the one to get IMHO, UNLESS you want something lighter weight. In which case it becomes deciding on an old Canon or a new SIGMA 100-400mm


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Sep 02, 2017 13:43 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #37

Can't agree more coz still keeping the 100-400L. However, when longer reach is desired, 150-600C...is a great alternative. If your arms are strong, Sport is definitely the one to go for


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Sep 02, 2017 13:59 |  #38

Mark K wrote in post #18442958 (external link)
Can't agree more coz still keeping the 100-400L. However, when longer reach is desired, 150-600C...is a great alternative. If your arms are strong, Sport is definitely the one to go for

I know it has better weather sealing.. and from what I can tell, the design of the lens itself is quite different from the C.... But I hear the end results are identical, which I find odd.

Anyone know from experience if this is the case?


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Sep 02, 2017 14:10 |  #39

Its pretty consistent across different sources:

https://improvephotogr​aphy.com …contemporary-lens-review/ (external link)
http://www.birdphotogr​aphers.net …orary-vs-Sport-Comparison (external link)
https://www.deepgreenp​hotography.com …ldreview-sigma-150-600-mm (external link)


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Sep 03, 2017 06:35 |  #40

Thanks, TS


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Sep 03, 2017 10:31 |  #41

I just thought I would add here that I recently show a friend my 150-600C on my 50D, he was very impressed so much so that he pretty much went out and changed his 150-500 for a 150-600 C for his Nikon kit. He is absolutely thrilled with the results he is getting compared to the old lens. He is mainly shooting wildlife, including kingfishers and dragonflies on the wing.

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