Back in the day, if you wanted a super telephoto zoom lens with decent image quality, your only true alternative was to purchase a first-party model from the manufacturer. However, over the course of the past few years, we have witnessed a major increase in high-quality third-party alternatives. These options provide a great deal of adaptability and image quality at costs that frequently represent a significant reduction from those of first-party lenses.

In this fantastic video review, we take a look at three of those: the Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD, the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED, and the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5- Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD and Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary are the lenses that were used in this comparison.

This outstanding video review was created by Stefan Malloch and compares the Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD, the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD, and the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary. You can watch the review here. These three lenses have an amazingly powerful and adaptable design, which allows them to function well in a broad variety of photographic settings and processes.

My personal preference is the 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3, just because it goes a bit wider and has 1:2 macro capabilities at the broad end. As a result, it is a nearly ideal choice for a range of outdoor work, including portraiture, landscape photography, and more. You can get the complete story from Malloch in the video that’s been embedded above.

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