Comparing the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 to the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD

A supertelephoto zoom lens is a fantastically versatile piece of equipment that can open up new creative opportunities in a wide variety of genres. Nowadays, there is a range of options available to photographers, and this excellent video compares two of the most intriguing lenses: the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 and the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD.

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this great video compares the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS to the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD. A supertelephoto zoom lens is a great option for a lot of photographers. In previous years, most such lenses were somewhat mediocre, leaving photographers to have to shell out for ultra-expensive professional supertelephoto primes, but in the last decade or so, there have been some impressive lenses released, and now, you can generally get top-shelf quality from them at much more affordable prices, plus you get the versatility of a zoom. Of course, the major tradeoff is the loss of a few stops of aperture, but if you can deal with that, there are some excellent options out there. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Abbott. 

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Ludwig Heinrich's picture

Why don't you just tell me?

Simon Hartmann's picture

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