I had read this somewhere as well, long ago. This was why I ended up with the 50-500 OS Bigma. It's a good lens for the $ and has very good AF and OS, the IQ is very good at 400m but falls off slightly at 500mm. It is big and heavy, but most good long lens are. I can't say how it compares with the 150-500.what about IQ between the 50-500 and 150-500? I have read from time to time that the 50-500 has superior IQ, can anyone confirm this or have experience with these 2 lens?
anyone have any views on the sigma 150-500?
im wanting a budget zoom for garden birds and general wildlife
I'm dealing with the same question. I've tried one out at a local shop; the photos I took are "okay" but something is holding me back. They just didn't seem as sharp as images I've found on the web with my camera - D7000.I've considered these long ago when I wanted more reach for wildlife.
Reviews were favourable but you really need to get a feel for it before buying it.
If you have a local mom&pops that lets you test out lenses, give that a shot.
For a budget zoom though the Nikon 70-300 is just as good, if not better @ 300mm.