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Re: Tamron to Announce New Tele Zoom Next Week.
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2013, 12:43:40 PM »
Yep, whoever said the 200-500 w/ VC is probably correct. Here's the current one overlaid; there's basically an extra inch or two on the new lens, with a big hump near the mount.



Considering Tamron's lineup, I imagine they would consider a $1500-2000 lens pretty serious
200-500mm w/vc and all new optics could be good!  If they gave it some of the pro treatments they've placed in shorter teles like the 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS...
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Re: Tamron to Announce New Tele Zoom Next Week.
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Re: Tamron to Announce New Tele Zoom Next Week.
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2013, 01:02:06 PM »
My longest lens is currently a 70-200 F4L IS and I am shopping for something longer for quite some time now.
I don't like the Canon 100-400 with its ancient IS and awkward push-pull zoom design, and optics could be better, too. A successor (if it ever comes into being) will likely cost 2,5k€ and is therefore most likely out of the question for a hobbyist.
The Sigma 120-300 2.8 OS has pretty good optics but is not as long as I would like it to be, heavy as hell and quite pricey, too.
The various Sigron 50/120/150/200-400/500 f4-f6.3 with and without OS/VC also do not cut it optically.
So lets hope Tamron delivers on this one.

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Tele Zoom Next Week.
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2013, 03:18:18 PM »
My longest lens is currently a 70-200 F4L IS and I am shopping for something longer for quite some time now.
I don't like the Canon 100-400 with its ancient IS and awkward push-pull zoom design, and optics could be better, too. A successor (if it ever comes into being) will likely cost 2,5k€ and is therefore most likely out of the question for a hobbyist.
The Sigma 120-300 2.8 OS has pretty good optics but is not as long as I would like it to be, heavy as hell and quite pricey, too.
The various Sigron 50/120/150/200-400/500 f4-f6.3 with and without OS/VC also do not cut it optically.
So lets hope Tamron delivers on this one.

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I don't like the Canon 100-400 with its ancient IS and awkward push-pull zoom design, and optics could be better, too. A successor (if it ever comes into being) will likely cost 2,5k€ and is therefore most likely out of the question for a hobbyist.

I don't know... I don't really find the "ancient IS" that much of a problem... Guess it depends what you're shooting with it but most of us are shooting wildlife and/or outdoor sports with it.  I've also found the "awkward push-pull zoom" to not be that awkward at all.  In fact when tracking a BIF coming in toward you, it's actually quite natural to slowly draw the barrel back toward you...

There is a reason that this lens is still relevant after all these years without an upgrade.  Here's a few from the old 100-400mm with the "ancient IS" turned on...

At it's price range, I don't think it's a bad option, especially for a "hobbyist"...  ::)  But that's just me!   ;)
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Re: Tamron to Announce New Tele Zoom Next Week.
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2013, 04:35:14 AM »
I don't know... I don't really find the "ancient IS" that much of a problem... Guess it depends what you're shooting with it but most of us are shooting wildlife and/or outdoor sports with it.  I've also found the "awkward push-pull zoom" to not be that awkward at all.  In fact when tracking a BIF coming in toward you, it's actually quite natural to slowly draw the barrel back toward you...

There is a reason that this lens is still relevant after all these years without an upgrade.  Here's a few from the old 100-400mm with the "ancient IS" turned on...

At it's price range, I don't think it's a bad option, especially for a "hobbyist"...  ::)  But that's just me!   ;)

I do not doubt that (a good copy of) a 100-400 in capable hands can deliver, and your shots prove that.
Still, I tried this lens a few times and cannot overlook the problems (some of them subjective, like push-pull zoom, others measurable like the IS). Add in that a replacement has been "just around the corner" for about five years now ;). This makes me somewhat hesitant to pay that price for something that might address many of the issues I have with this lens.


My dislike of the 100-400 is not

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Tele Zoom Next Week.
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2013, 04:35:14 AM »