Nikon 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 FL VR AF-S G NIKKOR vs Sigma Contemporary 150-600mm

Can you see the difference between these nikon vs sigma lenses? Yes. Is it worth $11,000USD more? Mmmmm sure, because it shoots at f/2.8 and the other at f/6

The top Nikon glass is made for sports photographers who need the aperture and reliability. They keep working and won’t complaint. Not to say the Sigma doesn’t, but its not made to withstand the abuse like the Nikons. If it breaks, you can buy 10 more. But you will never be able to shoot at f/4 or f/2.8?

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both shot at f/6.3

and here we have the Nikon 600mm f/4 FL VR

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shot at f/6.3


Sirui P-326 Carbon Fiber Monopod

Nikon D3s and Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary above. This monopod is sturdy and very compact. Just not sure on the locking rings, locks well but doesn’t feel like a manfrotto or sachtler obviously.

I’ve used it to support a Nikon D5 and D3s with a newest Nikon 600mm f/4 FL VR and 400mm f/2.8 VR FL as well. Yes, it supports them without any problems. Baseball, soccer and MotoGP. Still going sturdy.

Nikon D3s vs D800 vs GX85

So…  Why older tech? Because right now, you can purchase a D3s for around $1400 USD. It has 9 FPS with constant AF. What other 35mm Full Frame can be purchased at this time for that price?

Fuji XT2 is fast, but the lag on the EVF is cumbersome when doing high speed action. You have to get familiar with it, I couldn’t. Sony cameras? not good for high speed action AF.

There is a market for High End DSLR and thats mostly photo journalists that rely on the impressive AF that these cameras have.

I believe I’m mastering the low noise high ISO at 25600, look at these files and see for yourself, they don’t look as bad as most people have around the web.

I will be making a comparison to a Sony A7sII and Nikon D3s.