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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2013, 11:08:58 AM »
At 600mm it will be very front heavy and the likely 3kg weight won't help either.  This looks like a tripod only lens which is really in a different class than the 50-500 or 100-400.  I don't think many will replace their existing handheld lenses with this.

Also, why are rumor sites still referring to 500mm at the tele end?  Both the patent and image suggest it is 600mm.

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2013, 11:08:58 AM »

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2013, 02:06:51 PM »
A little similar to the Sigma Art design... a little..
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2013, 05:57:11 PM »
How do we know this is not the 150-600mm.

http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-10-26&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dtamron%2B150-600mm%2Bhttp://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/%26biw%3D1680%26bih%3D820

It's a little difficult to read, but the image appears to read "SP 150-600mm" if you zoom in on the ring with Tamron written on it.

I read it as 150-600 too..., plus the weight is right for 600mm at F6.3...
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 08:38:46 PM »
I read it as 150-600 too..., plus the weight is right for 600mm at F6.3...

It's highly unlikely because 600/6.3 would be at least equal to 380/4 in size and weight requirements. We're therefore looking at 4x zoom (!) in 200-400/4 class (!!!) - just not gonna happen, sorry.

What are the odds of this lens to be at least as good as the new Nikon af-s 80-400? I wouldn't be so excited unless Tamron goes high-end.

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2013, 08:59:29 PM »
My guess is that this lens will be another "bigma" disappointment.  Excellent focal range with sub par optics.  I'm sure it will have a following just like the other super zoom range lenses but at the end of the day the images will be very soft at full zoom and max aperture.  Sorry... truth hurts.  (Hopefully I'm wrong, but I doubt it.)

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2013, 08:59:33 PM »
The filter threads of the lens are 95mm, which is consistent with a 500mm lens.  I'd expect that a 600mm lens would need well over 100mm filter threads, since the front objective lens would need to be over 95mm.(600/6.3=95.24)  Lenses always need extra diameter for something to hold the lens, and to prevent excessive viginetting.  The existing 200-500mm lens uses a 86mm filter, and if this is intended to be a better lens, the diameter needs to increase.
The 95mm filter thread is clearly indicated in the photo, unlike the number 600 which is not clear at all, and could be 500. 
I've seen no evidence that the patent being referred to has anything to do with this lens, someone is just assuming.

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2013, 09:05:04 PM »
More details.

http://www.canon-board.info/obiektywy-21/tamron-150-600-f-5-6-3-vc-usd-93364/

- focal 150-600mm
- focal f/5-6.3
- Filter diameter: 95mm
- Internal Focusing (AF)
- Image Stabilization (VC)
- ultrasonic motor (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
- price (projected) $ 1,500 (about 6,000 PLN)
- dust + moisture resistant (seal) certainly more



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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2013, 09:07:40 PM »
Actually, I missed one important detail - the patent has 582mm / f6.45 as actual design numbers, which is somewhat easier to achieve

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013, 10:05:40 PM »
i am digging it, if its good wide open then it will be a terrific long reach lens on aps-c

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2013, 12:19:48 AM »
well, with Canon taking forever to come up with a replacement for the 100-400 IS L,  this might be an option. Somehow the rumor specs and price don't seem to jive...I had a Sigma 170-500 that served me well, but no I.S. I hope this is better than the current Sigma's and under 2k

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2013, 04:13:45 AM »
Hi there, everybody!

First time poster.
I will introduce myself by time.

Here is Tamrons official development announcement of the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011).
http://www.tamron.com/en/news/2013/1107.html

You can also find specs there.

Pretty impressing IMHO is the weight of only 1951g (68.8 oz).
I hope, the mechanical construction will not suffer too much from this.

Let's wait for the official release and the first pictures and reviews.

Greetings,
Maximilian
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2013, 09:41:55 AM »
Some sample images with 5D3 at http://blog.naver.com/sp_marketing/70179201020

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2013, 01:18:06 PM »
I'm happy to confirm that I will have my hands on a pre-production copy sometime over the next month or so.  I'll let you know everything that I'm allowed to share during my review process.
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2013, 01:57:55 PM »
All I can say here is: Canon rules!!!! 8)
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2013, 02:00:45 PM »
All I can say here is: Canon rules!!!! 8)

So…I take it you're one of those Canon-paid lobbyists that AvTvM keeps harping about??   :P
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