Which is better? Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM or 150-600mm Sigma/Tamron?

Discussion in 'Canon Lens Discussion' started by Cporosus1, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. Cporosus1

    Cporosus1 New Member

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    Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400
    Hello all,

    I have owned a Canon 100-400 Mk1 since 2008 and I think the years have finally gotten to it. I don't quite have the funds the splurge for the $2200 Mk2 but I can afford the $899 150-600mm Sigma and Tamron models. My question is- are either of these two lenses better than my old 100-400 Mk1 (in terms of image quality, sharpness, etc.)? I am trying to decide if it is better to just buy one of these lenses or keep my dusty old 100-400 and maybe get it serviced.



    Thanks!
     
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  2. Caladina

    Caladina Active Member

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    i dont have any of those lenses but i do have the sigma 100-400 and its a great lens, i've been eyeing up the 150-600 for a while.
     
  3. rayallen

    rayallen Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Forresters Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia.
    Equipment:
    Canon 1Ds, Canon EF 17-40mm f.4 L USM, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III, Canon 20D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II IS STM. Pentax K-3, Pentax K10D, and lots more Pentax gear.
    I have the Sigma 150-500 in Pentax K-mount and it is a fabulous and very well built lens. Unfortunately Sigma has discontinued making K-mount lenses in this range and I would have been interested in a 150-600. On the 7D you will get much longer reach with the 150-600 if that is what you were after. After my experience with the Sigma I would not hesitate buying another and, as you have said, they are far cheaper than the Canon branded lenses.
     
  4. Grumpy John

    Grumpy John Member

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    Outer SE suburbs of Melbourne
    Equipment:
    EOS 7D MkII
    EOS 100D
    Sigma 10mm 2.8 Fisheye
    Sigma 8-16mm 4.5-5.6
    Sigma 17-70mm 2.8
    Canon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
    Sigma 24-105mm 4.0
    Sigma 30mm 1.4
    Sigma 70-200mm 2.8
    Tokina 100mm 2.8 Macro
    Sigma 150-600mm 5.0-6.3
    Sigma 2x Teleconverter
    Canon Speedlite 580EXII
    Yongnuo YN14EX Ring Flash
    Another vote for the Siggy 150-600. I have the Contemporary version for my 7D MkII and I am very happy with it.
    All these images were taken with it.
     

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