Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens Compared to the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM C Lens

SpecificationsTamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD LensSigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM C Lens
  Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM C Lens
Year Introduced20172014
Mounts OnAPS-CAPS-C
Lenses / Groups16/1117/13
Angle of View: Diagonal75° 33' - 4°76.5° - 5.4°
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/3.5-22 / f/6.3-40 f/3.5-22 / f/6.3-
Aperture Max by Focal Length 18-26mm = f/3.5
27-41mm = f/4.0
42-49mm = f/4.5
50-88mm = f/5.0
89-176mm = f/5.6
177-400mm = f/6.3
18-21mm = f/3.5
22-34mm = f/4.0
35-44mm = f/4.5
45-69mm = f/5.0
70-134mm = f/5.6
135-300mm = f/6.3
Number of Aperture Blades 7 7
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 25.1 oz  (710g) 20.6 oz  (584g)
Actual Weight 24.9 oz  (705g) 19.9 oz  (565g)
Lens Hood Weight 1.1 oz  (30g) 0.7 oz  (20g)
In-Use Weight 25.9 oz  (735g) 20.7 oz  (585g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.11 x 4.88”  (79 x 123.9mm) 3.11 x 4”  (79 x 101.5mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.11 x 5.14”  (79 x 130.5mm) 3.1 x 4.32”  (78.8 x 109.7mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 8.76”  (222.4mm) 8.01”  (203.4mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 3.62”  (91.9mm) 3.69”  (93.7mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.62 x 1.73”  (92 x 44mm) 3.4 x 1.37”  (86.4 x 34.7mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 6.63 - 10.25”  (168.5 - 260.4mm) 5.3 - 8.99”  (134.6 - 228.3mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.53” / 2.33”  (13.4mm / 59.1mm) 0.71” / 1.89”  (18.1mm / 47.9mm)
Filter Size 72mm  UV ► CP ► 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type HLD HSM
Full Time Manual Focus N N
Focus Ring Rotation 53° 56°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Printed
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 17.72”  (450mm) 15.28”  (388mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 14.21” / 16.14”  (361mm / 410mm) 11.89” / 11.89”  (302mm / 302mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.34x 0.33x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 98° 72°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? Y Y
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / HB028 Buy ► / LH780-07 886 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 2.5 / N
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / N /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 3.47'
50mm = 9.29'
100mm = 17.37'
200mm = 34.61'
300mm = 48.36'
 
23.62" x 15.75" Target:
400mm = 26.96'
On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 3.5'
28mm = 5.17'
35mm = 6.49'
50mm = 9.16'
80mm = 14.21'
135mm = 23.64'
200mm = 33.76'
300mm = 43.61'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 1059mm
50mm = 2833mm
100mm = 5293mm
200mm = 10548mm
300mm = 14739mm
 
600mm x 400mm Target:
400mm = 8218mm
On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 1066mm
28mm = 1576mm
35mm = 1978mm
50mm = 2793mm
80mm = 4332mm
135mm = 7206mm
200mm = 10289mm
300mm = 13292mm
 
Review Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM C Lens
 
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