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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2014, 05:56:50 PM »
For the record, mine just arrived today. I didn't get any notice from B&H that they were shipping it, so I was lucky that my wife was home to sign for it. Ordered March 12, arrived June 23. I am impatiently waiting for the end of my work day so I can go home and play with it.

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2014, 05:56:50 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2014, 08:25:09 PM »
For the record, mine just arrived today. I didn't get any notice from B&H that they were shipping it, so I was lucky that my wife was home to sign for it. Ordered March 12, arrived June 23. I am impatiently waiting for the end of my work day so I can go home and play with it.

Odd, same thing happened to me. I had called them last week asking status, then happened to check my credit card statement and saw the charge. Odd for BH to not send notice of shipment. For me I have to wait  bit as it will be forwarded to me in Panama from Miami...

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2014, 08:50:19 AM »
No shipment email here either. I found out it was coming when I got an email from UPS thanks to MyChoice.

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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2014, 05:15:07 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, I ordered on April 1.  Just got back from vacation and it would have been nice to take it with me.  Checked the order status on B&H today - "In stock, order sent to warehouse" and there is a charge from B&H pending on my credit card.  No email from B&H yet, but guess it might be here in a few days.  Have another vacation planned later this summer so I'll have some time to play with it before hand.

Update:  It shipped!
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2014, 08:05:51 AM »
In the UK, they might as well forget it exists. Out of stock everywhere for months. All you see is "on order from the supplier" or similar.

Try ordering it with Jessops - I got one three weeks after ordering it with them.

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how long ago was that?  I ordered mine from Jessops at the start of June and they're still telling me tht it'll be "a couple fo weeks".
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2014, 08:41:25 AM »
Ordered mine from B&H mid March, got it this past Friday. It was actually shipped 18 March, but I have to receive it in Miami,then it ships to Panama where I live.

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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2014, 09:17:13 AM »
Just got mine from Chiswick Camera Centre, had a quick play and I'm very pleased with the results.

This lens is now appearing in various camera shops in the Uk, It's a great pity that DigitalRev and Onestop Digital have no idea when they will have stock.

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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2014, 09:17:13 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2014, 09:36:28 AM »
I place an order with B&H on May 24 and have gotten two emails saying it's back ordered.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2014, 09:42:08 AM »
I'm guessing this was intended to go here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21186.0

I find that sometimes when you are in a thread when you log into the site, it forwards you to the next thread from the login screen rather than returning you to the appropriate thread.
No kidding! Thanks for the heads-up. I've never had it do that before.

And to make this reply on-topic, I've been thinking about selling my 150-600mm that I got back in early February. I really like the range and it's a great lens for the price, but it has really made me even more tempted to spend my money on at least one Canon supertelephoto.


Funny you say that...Been thinking the same thing...I got the Bigron in Feb...While it's a good lens, I'm not gonna say great.  My 400L 5.6 is sharper and if I crop a shot to 600mm equivalent, it's probably better than if I used 150-600...

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2014, 11:01:51 AM »
I place an order with B&H on May 24 and have gotten two emails saying it's back ordered.

I ordered on May 5 and got the same two emails. I have since disabled the email blast in order to prevent the excitement-at-email-from-BH-followed-by-disappointment-at-what-it-says effect.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2014, 12:49:28 PM »
And to make this reply on-topic, I've been thinking about selling my 150-600mm that I got back in early February. I really like the range and it's a great lens for the price, but it has really made me even more tempted to spend my money on at least one Canon supertelephoto.


Funny you say that...Been thinking the same thing...I got the Bigron in Feb...While it's a good lens, I'm not gonna say great.  My 400L 5.6 is sharper and if I crop a shot to 600mm equivalent, it's probably better than if I used 150-600...
I have since picked up the 300mm 2.8 ii. As one should expect for the price difference, it's a much better lens in almost every way, shape and form. The quality and AF of the 300mm 2.8 ii with 2x iii is ridiculous. Tamron wins hands down on the size and versatility of the zoom... but I feel is severly lacking in contrast, color, sharpness, bokeh, AF performance, etc...

Don't get me wrong. The Tamron is a great value. But there will be many compromises. Having shot both at a recent sporting event, the versatility and compactness of the Tamron hardly makes up for the IQ hit. If there is any way to swing a more expensive lens, you will obviously notice the difference. I've not had experience with the Canon 400mm f/5.6, but it sounds like it also compares favorably to the Tamron.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2014, 01:20:25 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, I ordered on April 1.  Just got back from vacation and it would have been nice to take it with me.  Checked the order status on B&H today - "In stock, order sent to warehouse" and there is a charge from B&H pending on my credit card.  No email from B&H yet, but guess it might be here in a few days.  Have another vacation planned later this summer so I'll have some time to play with it before hand.

Update:  It shipped!

When it rains it pours.  Local camera shop just called to tell me they got one in and I'm next on the waiting list.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2014, 10:41:30 AM »
Actually this thread helped me get my lens.  So thanks!

Was waiting for it to come off of the "pre-order" status but after reading about the delays and the pre-order people getting theirs I went to my local camera shop and got on the waiting list in late June.  Was contacted last Friday night and went Saturday morning to get the lens.  They told me they only get maybe 3 a week and the waiting list keeps growing.

Of course the weather didn't cooperate but was able to take it out for a few shots.  Know this isn't THE lens of all lenses and from what some people have mentioned it may have a few issues more than a $$$ lens would but so far I like what I've seen and looking forward to using it more. 
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2014, 10:41:30 AM »