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  1. #1
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    Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    For an upcoming safari, which lens would you recommend, the Tamron 100-600mm or the Sigma 150-600mm?

    Pros and cons of each?

    I'm trying to not bring more than 2 lenses with me, the other being a Rokinon 14mm

    Both will be paired with a D3400.

    Thanks for any insight!


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    Re: Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    Welcome to the forum.

    I take it your talking the Tamron G2 version against the Sigma C version, against the first version of the Tamron i would have said the Sigma i think i would put the Tamron G2 above the Sigma though.
    Mike

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  3. #3
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    Re: Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    Yes, I'm looking at the G2 version and the C version.

    I'm leaning toward the Tamron lens, but I wanted to get a few opinions.

    Thanks!

  4. #4
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    Re: Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    @Woodyg3 don't you have the Tamron G2? I know you had issues with the first version of that lens.
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  5. #5
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    Re: Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    My wife has the Tamron 150-600mm G2 and I have a Sigma 150-600mm C that I bought used. They are both used on D7200s and I cannot tell any difference in quality between the two; sometimes her photos are better, sometimes mine are. The Tamron has better weather sealing, but my Sigma has gotten rained on a few times without any problems. I see used Sigma C lenses for $595.00 in my local camera store.
    D810; D7200; AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport; Sigma 2X Teleconverter;
    AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G - Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8 - Godox V860II & AD200

  6. #6
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    Re: Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    Wow, a Rokinon 14mm and a Tamzooka will be your two lenses? I have both of those. There's quite a gap between the two.

    I haven't been on a real safari, but using the Tamzooka at the San Diego Safari Park from a moving tram, I got a lot of good images.

    Are you going to Kenya? Have a great trip!

  7. #7
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    Re: Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by crosby1612 View Post
    For an upcoming safari, which lens would you recommend, the Tamron 100-600mm or the Sigma 150-600mm?

    Pros and cons of each?

    I'm trying to not bring more than 2 lenses with me, the other being a Rokinon 14mm

    Both will be paired with a D3400.

    Thanks for any insight!
    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    I am assuming you mean a Tamron 150-600mm. This being the case, there have been so many issues with this Tamron lens, I chose the Sigma and could not be happier.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  8. #8
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    Re: Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    I chose the Sigma 150-600 C version also and am quite happy with its performance. Ultimately choose what you feel best will suit your needs and your budget.
    I bought mine at Adorama new for just under 1k. If you feel comfortable purchasing used there may be some deals available. As for me I wanted to have the warranty
    incase something went amiss. Good luck in whatever you choose and have a wonderful trip!
    TJ
    “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” -Ansel Adams

    Nikon D750, Grip MB-D16
    Nikon D7000
    AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D;
    AF-S NIKKOR 70-200 2.8 G ED VR Ii
    AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G;
    AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D;
    AF NIKKOR 70-200 f/4
    Tokina AT-X 28-70mm f/2.8 AF
    Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5;
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR;
    AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR;
    Nikon SB-700 Speedlight

  9. #9
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    Re: Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    I shoot a Tam G2 (never tried a Sigma) and have had good results. I know a couple of folks who have grumbled about Sigma support. While I can not verify their issues, I can say that Tamron support is second to none.
    wev

    d500
    d5300 x 2
    Tamron 150-600 G2/5-6.3, Tamron 18-400mm/3.5-6.3, Tamron 90mm/2.8 macro
    Nikon 18-55mm/3.6-5.6, Nikon 55-200mm/4-5.6
    Nikon 35mm/1.8, Nikon 50mm/1.8
    Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod, CP324 monopod
    SBH 100 ball head, PH 32 pan head
    SB-700 Speedlight

  10. #10
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    Re: Tamron 100-600mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

    i chose the 50-500 Sigma the only other choice at that time was the Sigma 150-500 lol. Other than a loose screw around the mounting plate i had never had an issue with it. Starting to look at the 60-600 Sigma.
    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
    D500, D7000. SB700.

    Nikkor 18-105mm, 35mm, 70-300mm and Sigma 50-500.

    LowePro 202 Slingshot bag, Wimberley Gimbal head, Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Vanguard Alta 263 Tripod with SBH-250 ballhead, Vanguard AM 263 Monopod with SBH-100 ballhead.





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