Dustin, thanks for doing the review. Looks like you put some effort into it.
Are the sample images cropped at 1:1, or are they downsampled? I notice they seem to be about half size. Would have been nice to see outdoor shots at full resolution and no cropping...to see where sharpness begins to fall off toward the borders...especially toward the long end. Also to see what the bokeh looks like. And most important of all (to me), how sharp is it at infinity focus at the long end?
It seems to me that with this lens, the main question would be, how sharp is it at 600mm? Did you compare it directly with anything else at or around 600mm (or even 500mm)? Like perhaps the Sigma 150-500? I notice Lensrentals compared it to the Sigma 50-500.
It appears the CA is low, so that's very good for Tamron.
Did you happen to discuss (with Tamron) whether they are actually making money off this lens at its introductory price?
Btw, I had no problems viewing your review just now...I clicked on the link at the top of this thread...not sure if the rest of your site displays.
The smaller images are crops, not downsized images, and are all within a few percentage points of 100%.
The problem has been having TOO much content in the review (and too many people looking at it), so I was breaking servers. I moved well over 500GB of info in about half of yesterday before things went down.
We have good stability now, but not all of my content made the transition, so the work is not done yet. The review is missing quite a few galleries, but the majority of the text and some samples are there.
I am not a web designer, so I am treading water here. Thanks to all of you who have been understanding during this transition. People from around the world are looking (which is great!) but my website is far from the enterprise level in design. So far this review is costing me money