Just read your entire review. Very detailed, very helfpful.
I don't use long telephoto often, so this might be just the trick for me.
One thing I don't like is the zoom and focus direction, and the focus near the camera body. I am so used to the ergonomics on my canon lenses, this will screw me up a bit. But, as you point out, that quality at THAT PRICE!
I don't enjoy that trend, either, but my Canon 70-300L is setup the same way. Of that past six or seven lens reviews I've done, more were setup with the rings reversed than the "old way".
I am definitely putting this lens on my shopping list. An extra 200mm over the 100-400 is just what I could use for bird photography.
That extra 200mm certainly makes a difference. I haven't really shot the lens on a crop much (other than the M
), but the reach on a 70D/7D would be amazing.
Thanks, Dustin.I'm sure you can understand that I have no way of answering that question.
My question is about the long-term reliability of this lens. Yes, it's got a 6-year warranty, but does Tamron have a reputation for honoring their warranties? Will it be unrepairable after the warranty expires? I.e., is this a 6-year consumable, or can I re-sell it with a clear conscience after 4 years if I choose to upgrade? Yes, I know all equipment eventually dies outright, but how long does Canon continue to provide repair service for their L lenses?
I'd consider getting this lens, but not if it's going to "wear out" after 6 years. Does anyone out there have experience with Tamron service, especially on older lenses?
Thanks again for the great review.
Dustin, of course that question was not directed at you, personally, it was an expression of my doubts about the prospect of laying down $1000 for a lens that may have a brilliant youth, and then burn out before middle-age.
The question regarding Tamron's history and reputation was thrown open to anyone who had knowledge or experience.
I understand completely. I personally feel that Tamron has built some great lenses in the last couple of years. It will be interesting if Roger does a breakdown on one of these lenses at some point and gives us so feedback on the guts and the way that they are put together.