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Tamron vs Sigma

Which would be the better lens and are both compatible with my 6d

Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens for Canon Tamron A011C-700 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Canon EF Cameras

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Re: Tamron vs Sigma

There are advantages to each.  I chose the Sigma because of the Sigma Dock.

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Re: Tamron vs Sigma

is it compatible with 6d?

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Re: Tamron vs Sigma


@chief wrote:

is it compatible with 6d?


Both Tamron and Sigma make different versions of the same lens for different mounts.  Make sure that you get a 150-600mm lens with the Canon EF mount, for full frame camera bodies.  Either the Tamron or the Sigma will work just fine with a 6D.    

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Re: Tamron vs Sigma

A Sigma zooms the same way as a Canon. A Tamron zooms the same way as a Nikon.
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Re: Tamron vs Sigma


Peter wrote:
A Sigma zooms the same way as a Canon. A Tamron zooms the same way as a Nikon.

And yet, in all of Japan they drive on the left. Go figure.

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Re: Tamron vs Sigma

can you explain difference in zoom between canon and nikon

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Re: Tamron vs Sigma

That refers to which direction you rotate the collar to increase the magnification (or zoom in on the target) I set does it (when looking from the viewfinder end by turning the collar clockwise, the other set turn counter clockwise.

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@RobertTheFat wrote:

@Peter wrote:
A Sigma zooms the same way as a Canon. A Tamron zooms the same way as a Nikon.

And yet, in all of Japan they drive on the left. Go figure.


Actually a very good example. After one year in Japan, I drove on the left side at home for about five seconds before I realized that I wasn´t in Japan anymore.

 

I sold off my Tamron 200-500 and 28-75 due to the different zoom directions compared to my canon lenses. And of course due to the lack of IQ and AF speed compared to my Canon lenses.

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Peter wrote:

RobertTheFat wrote:

Peter wrote:
A Sigma zooms the same way as a Canon. A Tamron zooms the same way as a Nikon.

And yet, in all of Japan they drive on the left. Go figure.


Actually a very good example. After one year in Japan, I drove on the left side at home for about five seconds before I realized that I wasn´t in Japan anymore.

 

I sold off my Tamron 200-500 and 28-75 due to the different zoom directions compared to my canon lenses. And of course due to the lack of IQ and AF speed compared to my Canon lenses.


I remember reading about it when Sweden switched to driving on the right. But I'm sure you're too young to have experienced that.  Smiley Happy

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