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05/21/2016 02:04:40 PM · #1
Can I use this lens successfully on the Nikon D7200 or is it used on full frame only?
05/21/2016 02:58:33 PM · #2
there should be no issue with the 7200 using that lens since it has a drive motor available if needed. Plus with the crop you will have some serious reach 960mm
05/21/2016 04:18:50 PM · #3
I have the Tamron 150-600mm for Nikon. It's taken me a little while to figure it out but it certainly works on my D7000.

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05/22/2016 05:28:05 AM · #4
Thanks Janine, yes I looked at your portfolio. The Sigma is newer and according to most, lightweight.
The D7200 is not full frame that is why I am hesitant to buy the full frame lens. But when I look at your pictures, I think I will now go ahead and buy.
05/22/2016 05:30:34 AM · #5
Originally posted by Damon:

there should be no issue with the 7200 using that lens since it has a drive motor available if needed. Plus with the crop you will have some serious reach 960mm


Thanks.
05/22/2016 06:08:14 AM · #6
Ammie, you'll have no issues with it. I have the Sport version (heavy) and use it with my D500 DX camera all the time. The extra reach is great (150-600mm acts like a 225-900mm on an FX camera).

Nikon occasionally has some compatibility issues with Sigmas as new camera bodies are issued, but Sigma is pretty good at keeping up with firmware updates for the lenses and since the D7200 has been out for a while I would expect them to work perfectly together. I'm having issues with the focus on my Sigma 105mm with the D500 and will need to send it back to Sigma when they have a firmware upgrade available (they do it for free - I just need to ship it to them).

The nice thing about the Contemporary, Art and Sport series lenses is that you can update it yourself with the USB dock, which costs about as much as sending a big lens back to them for service, so if you get the lens you might want to invest in the dock as well. It also allows you to fine tune the AF to your D7200 at 16 points (4 focal lengths, 4 distances) instead of the Nikon default of 1. And you only have to buy 1 dock for all your compatible lenses. One other nice thing about this series, if you find a Canon copy for sale cheap, Sigma will change the mount on any Contemporary, Art or Sport series lens for life - for free (you pay to ship).
05/22/2016 12:21:19 PM · #7
Can anyone discuss the difference/merits between the Sigma and Tamron 150-600? I rented the Tamron and was not terribly impressed with the quality of images. The reach was phenomenal but they seemed dull and dark, despite my compensating with ISO, aperture, etc.
05/22/2016 12:53:54 PM · #8
Originally posted by tanguera:

Can anyone discuss the difference/merits between the Sigma and Tamron 150-600? I rented the Tamron and was not terribly impressed with the quality of images. The reach was phenomenal but they seemed dull and dark, despite my compensating with ISO, aperture, etc.


Using this lens has been a learning curve for me. I changed some settings (in-camera) and I must shoot at f9 minimally for wildlife, with as high of a speed as I can get. If I go lower I loose detail. I'm still learning but getting more comfortable. I've gone from 75% unusable to 75% usable. Distance is also a factor. For instance my eagle shot was taken further than 200 yards. I was on the side of the road. But I think I got good detail given the distance and light (evening). It's not a "rent it for a week" lens. You need to get to know it IMO.
05/22/2016 01:36:51 PM · #9
Originally posted by tanguera:

Can anyone discuss the difference/merits between the Sigma and Tamron 150-600? I rented the Tamron and was not terribly impressed with the quality of images. The reach was phenomenal but they seemed dull and dark, despite my compensating with ISO, aperture, etc.


From what I'm hearing there are good and bad copies of the Tamron and Sigma Contemporary floating around. This is a nice piece that goes into detail comparing them with the Nikon 200-500mm, which also seems to be spotty from a QC perspective.

https://photographylife.com/nikon-200-500mm-vs-tamron-150-600mm-vs-sigma-150-600mm-c

What Janine is experiencing is not uncommon for these lenses as well. With my old Sigma 150-500mm I needed to be at f8 to f11 or I'd lose sharpness if I was on the long end. With my 150-600mm Sport I can actually shoot wide open (f6.3) at 600mm and get tack sharp results. It's a beast to hold, but the results are worth it.

Message edited by author 2016-05-22 13:38:46.
05/22/2016 02:43:55 PM · #10
Originally posted by JakeKurdsjuk:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Can anyone discuss the difference/merits between the Sigma and Tamron 150-600? I rented the Tamron and was not terribly impressed with the quality of images. The reach was phenomenal but they seemed dull and dark, despite my compensating with ISO, aperture, etc.


From what I'm hearing there are good and bad copies of the Tamron and Sigma Contemporary floating around. This is a nice piece that goes into detail comparing them with the Nikon 200-500mm, which also seems to be spotty from a QC perspective.

https://photographylife.com/nikon-200-500mm-vs-tamron-150-600mm-vs-sigma-150-600mm-c

What Janine is experiencing is not uncommon for these lenses as well. With my old Sigma 150-500mm I needed to be at f8 to f11 or I'd lose sharpness if I was on the long end. With my 150-600mm Sport I can actually shoot wide open (f6.3) at 600mm and get tack sharp results. It's a beast to hold, but the results are worth it.


Thanks. It's not a priority lens for me, just wondering what people's experience was with it.
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