A first-party lens was your only true option when it came to choosing a super telephoto zoom lens a few years ago if you wanted a super-telephoto zoom lens with high image quality. However, over the course of the past few years, we have witnessed a significant increase in the number of high-quality third-party options. These options offer a great deal of adaptability as well as superior image quality at prices that frequently represent a significant reduction from those of first-party lenses.
The Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD, the Sigma 50-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Art, and the Sigma 50-500mm f/5-6.3 OS HSM Art are the subjects of this excellent video review. Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD and Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary are the two lenses that were used in this comparison.
This outstanding video review was created by Stefan Malloch and compares the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD, the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary, and the Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD. These three lenses have a remarkable capacity for performance and versatility, which enables them to excel in a broad variety of photographic contexts and processes.
My personal preference is the 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3, just because it goes a bit broader and has 1:2 macro capabilities at the wide end. This combination makes it a nearly excellent pick for a range of different types of outdoor work. Watch the video that’s been provided above to get the complete story from Malloch.