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sathsy asked this question on 01-18-2021 at 06:50 AM
01-18-2021 at 08:46 AM
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Quote from il29 :
Add plane spotters and sports photography... although much fewer planes and sports to spot these days
Love this lens...got this shot earlier this week with a 200-600 (and the 1.4 telecoverter Smilie )

Air traffic seems to getting back to pre-pandemic levels....just check out flight radar 24 to see what is in the air at any given moment.
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In for the 200-600. Sigma's 150-600 C was underwhelming. Hoping this lives up to the hype.
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Quote from Rookz :
In for the 200-600. Sigma's 150-600 C was underwhelming. Hoping this lives up to the hype.
Post your impressions
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Try green toe. Have tried with 2 recent edu discounts. Put in the same price and got it both times from an authorized dealer.
Did you do it with the price including tax or without? I tried to get the 200-600 and posted the pre tax price with no bites on green toe
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Night and day difference both in IQ and AF performance. I'm assuming most of AF difference has to do with Sigma being adapted glass vs native. That probably should have been an obvious one, but I figured it can't hurt to try. It wasn't completely terrible, especially if the subject didn't move around too much, but anything that moved with any speed you'd be lucky to get 1-2 out of 10 shots.

The unexpected one, for me at least, was the difference in image quality. I expected there would be some with Sigma being the Contemporary version and not the Sport one. I just didn't expect it to be THAT different. Sigma was very soft from about 450mm on. Sony is super sharp throughout the entire range.

Don't know if I just had a bad copy of the Sigma, but yeah. I don't want to say it was completely unusable, but between it and the Sony there's really no comparison at the long end.

If your budget allows for it, get the Sony, especially if you're at all serious about sport or wildlife photography (I got it for wildlife). If you just want some backyard snaps of birds or of your kids games or something, Sigma is an adequate choice, especially if you can snag it for ~$750 like I did, otherwise Sony is the way to go.
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Quote from Rookz :
Night and day difference both in IQ and AF performance. I'm assuming most of AF difference has to do with Sigma being adapted glass vs native. That probably should have been an obvious one, but I figured it can't hurt to try. It wasn't completely terrible, especially if the subject didn't move around too much, but anything that moved with any speed you'd be lucky to get 1-2 out of 10 shots.

The unexpected one, for me at least, was the difference in image quality. I expected there would be some with Sigma being the Contemporary version and not the Sport one. I just didn't expect it to be THAT different. Sigma was very soft from about 450mm on. Sony is super sharp throughout the entire range.

Don't know if I just had a bad copy of the Sigma, but yeah. I don't want to say it was completely unusable, but between it and the Sony there's really no comparison at the long end.

If your budget allows for it, get the Sony, especially if you're at all serious about sport or wildlife photography (I got it for wildlife). If you just want some backyard snaps of birds or of your kids games or something, Sigma is an adequate choice, especially if you can snag it for ~$750 like I did, otherwise Sony is the way to go.
This is a great wrap-up, thanks. I also like how it's possible to expand later on with the teleconverter options.
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i received mine in the mail a couple days ago and the images are very good. It's a bit heavy for me but overall very nice. ill probably be buying a gimbal tripod head
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