The 150 – 600 mm Collection
Since last year we have started to rent out the Sigma and Tamron 150-600 mm lenses. These 2 brands have put so much attention in these lenses with such incredible results, that we have decided to expand our range with another 2 150-600 mm lenses of these brands.
Because the zoom range is so big and the results are so sharp, it makes these lenses one of the best lenses to go on safari with.
Let’s start with an explanation on what the differences are:
Tamron 150 – 600 mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD and Sigma 150 – 600 mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemproray
These 2 lenses are the 2 ‘standard’ lenses in this range. When mounted on a body with CMOS sensor you can even multiply the range with the crop-factor ( because the sensor is smaller then a full frame sensor, the image that comes from the lens on the sensor is ‘cut-out’. The result is that you can multiply your lens range with the crop factor of your body!). For example when we use one of these lenses together with a Nikon D7200 ( crop factor 1.53) we will work with a zoom range of 230-900 mm!
When you go on a safari drive, you can not get out of your vehicle to get closer to that lion to take that nice shot. These lenses will help you to get your picture that you want. Zoom in to the disired frame and take your shot!
Due to the fact that both brands use quite some plastic in these lenses, it makes them quite easy to operate. Both brands use coatings on some parts of the glass and they both use image stabilisation to make your life so much easier.
Tamron 150 – 600 mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 and Sigma 150 – 600 mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport
These are the more professional versions of the above lenses. Next to using more coatings they are also more weather proof. This is quite important in a country as Namibia where dust and sand are big enemies of such delicate equipment. Tamron has the better lock system where you can lock the range at every zoom distance. Sigma on the other hand works with a metal solar cap what makes it more protective but also heavier ( 700 gr heavier then the Tamron!) Also these 2 lenses are faster then the ‘normal’ ones.
If you would like to have all details and specifications to inform you you can visit following pages:
For Canon we have following lenses:
- Tamron 150 – 600 mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 with Canon mount
- Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary with Canon mount
For Nikon we have following lenses:
- Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sport with Nikon mount
- Tamron 150 – 600 mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD with Nikon mount