I'm thinking of getting a new telephoto zoom lens. I will use it for photographing motocross racing, youth soccer and baseball and wild life, also some macro. I'm trying to decide between the following lenses. I've heard good things about the sigma 150-500, and you cant go wrong with a Canon. I don't know anything about the Tamron. I really do want the reach of of a 500mm, and I realize the weight of these lenses are 3-4 lbs. I would settle for the 100 - 400 Canon lens. Is that an oxymoron, to "settle" for a Canon L lens? I'm not going to say price is no object, but the cost won't be the deciding factor. Tell me what you think. -rick
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM $1,699.00.
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Price: $1,470.00.
Tamron AF 200-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Di LD SP FEC $990.