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  1. #11
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    Re: Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm C

    @Ad B

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    I would never take any one type of result as gospel,i like to see various tests and opinions even the personnel ones,that's the beauty of the web such scope,i would always spend a lot of time looking at actual images taken by the lens,again only one aspect.
    I completely agree with this. It's all part of collecting a body of "evidence" from a variety of different sources, which will ultimately guide you to making a better informed and more likely correct decision about which lens to buy.
    There are things about a lens that charts just can't tell you, like AF freezes or poorly placed switches that keep getting knocked.
    The fact that someone has taken the time to use all three lenses and write up in some detail their thoughts, is massively helpful to someone like me who can't go out and test all three and doesn't have enough money to makes mistakes when spending several hundred pounds on a lens.


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    D7100, D3200, F80
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    Tamron 70-300mm VC USD, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
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  2. #12
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    Re: Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm C

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad B View Post
    Hi,

    I don't like that kind of subjective reviews.
    Why must "just" a opinion of "just" a guy convince me to buy a kind of lens.
    It's like, if you can write a good story, you've got right...
    Hundreds of "no name" reviews are polluting the Internet (Don't say this is one...).
    Facts, numbers, exact comparisons in equal tests... Those are the things which can convince me.
    Subjective parts like bokeh, okay, I like to read someone's opinion about it, but in combination of examples.
    So I can conclude myself.
    I stopped reading after his "sharpness test" pics, a conclusion after taking three different pics...
    I rather look at sites like The-Digital-Picture.com features Canon DSLR Camera and Lens Reviews, News, Deals and Tips and LenScoreô Digital Camera Lens Rating to compare lenses.

    Ad B

    Understand where your coming from. I am one of those that likes to draw from a number of sources. This one I just found interesting...
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
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  3. #13
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    Re: Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm C

    a lot of reviews are about making money or intent to push a specific product /brand. the best way to see what a lens is capable of is to downlo9ad the raw file and see it for yourself. if they offer it. all of the popular reviewers have links and beg you to click them to buy the gear with them so they make money. the only person I personally respect is Thom Hogan. he doesnt have sponsored links and says it like it is. as of late im enjoying reviews by the angry photographer. although im not closed on how legit he is. but bottom line its my experience that will decide what ill buy. I dont let numbers like dxomark or reviewers decide for me. I also ask pro photogs I work with regarding gear they use/ own. they can tell me how good a lens is or camera is also.
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  4. #14
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    Re: Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm C

    I took a leap of faith when I pre ordered the 200-500 back in August. No reviews, no tests, no nothing. Just the announcement of a Nikon lens to compete with Tammy and Siggy at their price point. Who woulda thunk? No regrets, aside from my ongoing learning curve (BIF) and luckily, reviews and tests reinforced the purchase.

    Jim Singler - D750 & D7200; 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 24-120 VRII, 70-200 2.8 VRII, 70-300 VR, 200-500 VR, 50 1.4D, 85 1.8G, Tokina 100 2.8; 3 SB-800s, SB-500


  5. #15
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    Re: Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm C

    Quote Originally Posted by singlerosa View Post
    I took a leap of faith when I pre ordered the 200-500 back in August. No reviews, no tests, no nothing.
    It worked out good for you. Amazing how all three of these lenses perform compared to anything affordable prior to the Tamron.
    I did the same thing and took a chance with my Tokina 11-20 and got lucky. Don't think i'll press my luck like that again though.
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  6. #16
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    Re: Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm C

    Quote Originally Posted by cbay View Post
    I did the same thing and took a chance with my Tokina 11-20 and got lucky. Don't think i'll press my luck like that again though.
    Based on the enormous success of their 11-16, you (like me) didn't take that much of a chance. UNLESS....the first run was full of issues.
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    Jim Singler - D750 & D7200; 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 24-120 VRII, 70-200 2.8 VRII, 70-300 VR, 200-500 VR, 50 1.4D, 85 1.8G, Tokina 100 2.8; 3 SB-800s, SB-500


  7. #17
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    Re: Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm C

    Quote Originally Posted by cbay View Post
    It worked out good for you. Amazing how all three of these lenses perform compared to anything affordable prior to the Tamron.
    I did the same thing and took a chance with my Tokina 11-20 and got lucky. Don't think i'll press my luck like that again though.
    Well, I leaning toward the same leap that you and @singlerosa made. the Tokina 11-20 and the Nikon 200-500. I really like what I have seen of those lenses. It is just going to take me a while to save up... and figure out which to buy first.
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    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
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  8. #18
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    Re: Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm C

    Not sure in which thread to post this Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 VR lens review. It's written by Neil van Niekerk who has authored some books on flash. Interesting read and nice photos.

    review: Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR lens - Tangents
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  9. #19
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    Re: Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm C

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Not sure in which thread to post this Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 VR lens review. It's written by Neil van Niekerk who has authored some books on flash. Interesting read and nice photos.

    review: Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR lens - Tangents
    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it hark.

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    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head

    https://www.dailywalkinthelight.com





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