Product Comparison: Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD vs Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport

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General Specifications
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S
About the Product
Capture the power and beauty of wildlife, birds, travel destinations, and exciting sports action close-ups with this high-performance 150 - 600mm long-range zoom. VC (Vibration Compensation) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) enable you to shoot crisp images of fast-moving, distant subjects handheld, while proprietary Tamron optical technology, including eBAND Coating, works to suppress flare and ghosting for impressively clear, vibrant images.
Designed and executed for the most demanding types of photography, the Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS Sports lens is the new standard for telephoto zooms. Boasting 2 FLD glass elements (performance equal to fluorite) and 3 SLD glass elements, the new Sigma 150-600mm Sport produces incredibly sharp images y through the entire zoom range. Chromatic aberration is controlled at the long end of the focal length through the optimized design of the glass elements and a dust and splash proof construction ensures a high degree of durability.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
5 /f
5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
150 millimeters
150 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
600 millimeters
600 millimeters
Lens Type
Telephoto zoom
Telephoto zoom
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • 400-600mm is a lovely zoom range. Filling a frame is much easier.
  • Unlike my other lenses the Tamron 150-600mm offers a huge range of focal length which would be great for an all around wildlife/sports lens if not for the size.
  • Sharp from 150 to 400-450mm, even wide open. Very sharp at the wide end.(although that's not where you are likely to use it!)
  • On APS-C, this lens gives you 900mm of reach (~ small telescope range).
  • The front element too large for common filters. Canon's 400mm has a 77mm common thread so finding filters is cheap and easy.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens for Nikon
  • I've taken the best pictures with this lens that I have ever taken of wildlife, particularly flying birds, eagles, etc. I back button focus, scan with the bird, continuous high or low shooting, and have really captured, at 600mm on a full frame Nikon D750, great shots in relatively bad light
  • The photos are razor sharp and I can take amazing pictures even in low light situations. I love the lens. It's so fast, my birds in flight pictures are amazing.
  • Effective stabilization. Capable of very nice photographs. 600mm can be very sharp with care. Quick autofocus
  • Excellent sharpness, Low CA, Well built, Fast focusing, Keenly priced, Dust and moisture resistant construction, Effective stabilisation, Focuses relatively close for a 600mm lens
  • Amazing lense, now gettting fantastic photos of wildlife with amazing detail, even with an entry level Dslr D3400, build quality is great, made of aluminium, it is heavy compared to most lenses but its robust enough to take a knock and not be damaged,
Size & Weight
4.13 in.
4.8 in.
4.13 in.
4.8 in.
10.1 in.
11.4 in.
68.8 oz.
100.9 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Weighs only 4 lbs, which is very light for a lens with 600mm focal length.
  • I was suprized at the weight factor it's a beefy lens but feels great.
  • Relatively light weight. Can be handheld but a tripod or monopod is better.
  • Front element is 95mm, making the lens very front-heavy. 95mm filters are uncommon and expensive.
  • Heavy for a lens, but light for a long-lens.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens for Nikon
  • The lens has a nice tripod mount which is a must at 8lbs... no as lite as your 70 to 200mm. Keep that in mind it dose come with its own carry case.
  • It is kind of heavy but I don't have a problem with carrying it around. You will want to carry it like a baby.
  • I love the Sigma 150-600. The detail it gets is great, and it is a little heavy but to me that is a plus because, just like bowling the extra weight gives me more control of being steady.
  • Light weight for this type of lens with this type of build quality. Excellent for bird and wildlife photographers who are on a budget but still want a lens that can produce great images.
  • a lens I loved, to begin with, but even that was a bit heavy to carry around all day.
  • Bigger and heavier than I expected, but the image quality is fantastic.
Minimum Focus Distance
106.3 in.
102.36 in.
Field Of View
16°25' - 4°8'
16.4º - 4.1º
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Manual Override
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Fast focus, very good image stabilization handheld "VC" (Although it's not that easy to keep using it handheld due to the weight), and most importantly a very good IQ and sharpness even at 600mm.
  • VC (image stabilization) works well, just turn it off when on a tripod. Focus is reasonably-fast in most cases with a decent hit rate in servo mode, provided your camera is set up correctly.
  • Very good resolution edge-to-edge. Very quiet and accurate auto-focus.
  • Heavy vignetting on Full-Frame bodies. Be prepared to handle it in your RAW processor.
  • Only 1 mode for VC aka Image Stabilization.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens for Nikon
  • Doing mostly astro photography I get many ooohs and aaahs when I show the images. The Mercury transit was sharp enough to show the not only the planet's clean. round, shape, but also the texture of the solar surface and detail in the sun spots.
  • So what can I say - a great lens! It's sharp, the AF is great, the reach - superb! The autofocus is very silent, the stabilization is ok (you won't get a lot of sharp images using 1/100 of a second on the long end of the zoom but when the speed is about 1/200-1/320 - no problem.)
  • This lens is very sharp, will be getting the Sigma dock, hope it will increase focus speed on my Nikon D610, the OS is not as effective as I would have wish for, a tripod or monopod is a must at 600mm.
  • The OS works really well, as on jeep safari it was handheld all the time, and the pictures are still very sharp.
  • Autofocus is lightening fast in most cases, and even if it has to cycle through the whole range, it's still pretty quick. The focus ring feels smooth, and is easy to use, and has full-time manual override. Optical stabilization works well.
  • AF is not working correctly on mine. Will not focus. Maybe 3 out of 65 photos the other day in good light, on a tripod, were focused, all others not.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
20 elements in 13 groups
24 Elements in 16 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
95 millimeters
105 millimeters
VC (Vibration Compensation), USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Equipped with full-time manual focus mechanism, Moisture-resistant construction, Protection rubber, New eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating
Dust and splash-proof construction, Water & oil repellent coating on the front and rear glass elements, Customization and flexible adjustment with Sigma USB Dock, High action-capture performance
What customers say about "Features"
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD for Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Integral focus motor is very quick and accurate with Phase Detection AF.
  • Lens collar includes integrated tripod food with grip.
  • Minimal distortion for a long lens. Minimal vignetting on APS-C bodies.
  • The manual focus ring is very well damped. Front element is massive at 95mm, and this just pulls in light and if you have the sun around, the flare and ghosting is pretty evident - so would help to keep the hood on always. The lens cap can be removed with the hood on though!
  • I also liked the lock feature at 150mm which is much easier than the lock ring mechanism at the 100-400.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport Lens for Nikon
  • Extremely versatile zoom range. Seems to have excellent build quality. Can produce nice sharp images. Nice color rendition. Lots of bells and whistles for the price with zoom lock, focus limiter, 2 OS modes, both focus ring and push/pull zoom actions and customizable with the sigma dock.
  • First of all I was surprised by the speed of AF alone. For stationery objects with limiter set from 10m to infinity, focus was instant and accurate. Subject tracking was also very good and it was limited only by me using ballhead and not a gimbal.
  • I photographed brick building from quite long distance and sharpness was outstanding. Chromatic aberration was non existent and color rendering was very precise and vibrant as well. Build quality is also superb. Lens barrel is aluminum alloy and you can feel the quality of craftsmanship.
  • Construction is as good as it comes and it's extremely sharp.
  • I use this lens on both Nikon D500 and D850 bodies. The lens has a great build and is weather proof (I've had the opportunity to test that). The autofocus on these cameras is great with this lens and I could ask no more of a lens in terms of sharpness and general acutance.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
6 year(s)
4 year(s)
Other Information
1799.00 $

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