Sigma has just announced it’s new, not one but two, super telezooms, the 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports and the 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary . It has been expected that Sigma will come out with a version to rival the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, and now we know it come with a little surprise. The sports version is the bigger brother, heavier, more elements and a huge filter size of 105mm but the contemporary version is packaged quite similar to the one offered by Tamron, except that the weight is yet to be announced. We will see what will the pricing be.
What I like about the Sigmas is that they have vertical stabilisation which makes panning a piece of cake, while the Tamron doesn’t. At least that is what I saw from the pics of the big brother here plus zoom range lock and focus limiter. No doubt comparison will be made between the Sigmas and the lone Tamron and I am waiting for it.