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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200-500/5.6 E ED VR vs. Sigma 150-600/5.0-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary for Nikon + 2

Internal focusing
Yes
Yes
No
No
Manual focus in AF mode (FTM)
Yes
Yes
Supports autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto focus engine
Ultrasound engine
Ultrasound engine
Ultrasound engine
Electrical standard engine
Filter thread
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Filter diameter
95 mm
95 mm
95 mm
62 mm
Format
Full-frame (35mm)
Full-frame (35mm)
Full-frame (35mm)
APS-C (crop)
Diameter
108 mm
105 mm
105 mm
75 mm
Length
268 mm
260.1 mm
260.1 mm
118 mm
Product weight
2300 g
1930 g
1930 g
580 g
Tripod mount
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Weather proof (moisture/dust)
No
No
No
No
Construction
Zoom
Zoom
Zoom
Zoom
Motorised zoom
No
No
No
No
zoom mechanism
Expanding
Expanding
Expanding
Expanding
Type of lens
Tele
Tele
Tele
Tele
Focal length (physical)
200 - 500 mm
150 - 600 mm
150 - 600 mm
55 - 200 mm
Image stabiliser
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Magnification ratio (1:x)
4.5
5
5
0.18
Maximum aperture (wide-angle - telephoto)
5.6
5 - 6.3
5 - 6.3
3.5 - 4.8
Minimum focus distance (wide angle-tele)
2.2 m
2.8 m
2.8 m
1.1 m
Lens hood (included/ built-in)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Release year
2015
2014
2014
2013