« on: December 14, 2013, 05:32:14 PM »
Kind of ridiculous for people to be arguing over the sharpness of a lens that hasn't been released yet.
The Tamron 70-300 VC is a very good lens for the money. Comparable sharpness to the 100-400 L. Not as sharp or as responsive as the 70-300 L but about a third the cost too. My only real complaint with the 70-300 was that under certain conditions it had a tendency to "hunt" a little before locking focus. Not consistently and not a terrible problem, but I did experience it a time or two.
If the 150-600 is of comparable quality, I'll be pleased.
I'm very pleased with the Tamron 70-300 vc also, esp. comp to the Canon 70-300 IS USM(non L). My big pet peeve w./this lens is mechanical. The VC on/off switch protrudes a lot and I'm constantly shutting it off by mistake, not realizing it until I waste a couple shots. hope they improve that.