Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS is the longer of the two lenses at 126mm. The Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD with a length of 117mm is 9mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 77mm.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD weighs 435g, which means it is 175g (40%) lighter than the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS which has a weight of 610g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD and Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Pentax KAF mounts.
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3 and Sigma SA mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 70-300mm and the fastest aperture of F4.0 - F5.6.