Nikon 200-500mm vs Tamron 150-600mm vs Sigma 150-600mm (C & S) Specs Comparison

Here is the full specs comparison of Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens (C & S). You can take a look at the key differences between the four leses.

The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is an exhilarating new lens option, giving enthusiast FX and DX-format photographers the ability to go further with amazing zoom power and tack-sharp clarity. This compact super-telephoto zoom is ideal for bringing distant subjects closer, including birds, sports, wildlife and motorsports. Read more: Best Nikon Lenses for Wildlife Photography.

The Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon is an expansive telephoto-zoom lens designed for both full-frame and APS-C-sized image sensors. Its 4x zoom design covers standard telephoto to super telephoto perspectives, making it ideally suited to working with a wide variety of subject matter.

The Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports delivers enhanced, professional-grade optics and greater durability for challenging, high-action photographic situations. The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is a versatile lens that offers similar performance in a more compact and portable design.

FeatureNikon 200-500Tamron 150-600Sigma 150-600 CSigma 150-600 S
Focal Length200-500mm150-600mm150-600mm150-600mm
ApertureMaximum: f/5.6

Minimum: f/32

Maximum: f/5 – 6.3

Minimum: f/32 – 40

Maximum: f/5 – 6.3

Minimum: f/22

Maximum: f/5 – 6.3

Minimum: f/22

Image stabilisationYes (4.5 stops)YesYesYes
Elements19202024
Groups12131416
Special elements / coatings3 ED elementseBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular Dependency) Coating1 FLD and 2 SLD2 FLD and 3 SLD
Minimum focus2.20 m (86.61)2.70 m (106.3)2.80 m (110.24)2.60 m (102.36)
Maximum magnification0.22x0.2x5x5x
Diameter108 mm (4.25)106 mm (4.16)105mm (4.13″)121 mm (4.76)
Length268 mm (10.55)258 mm (10.15″)260 mm (10.24″)290 mm (11.42)
SealingNoNoNoYes
Filter thread95.0 mm95.0 mm95.0 mm105.0 mm
Weight2,300 g1,951 g1,950 g2,860 g
Price$1,396.95$1,069.00$1,089.00$1,999.00
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