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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #60 on: December 13, 2013, 11:59:36 PM »
While I really doubt this will outperform the 400f5.6+1.4xTC, having autofocus at that focal length would be nice, even if it isn't good enough to track a bird.
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2013, 12:35:56 AM »
Get the Canon 100-400 instead.
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #62 on: December 14, 2013, 01:56:29 AM »
I just got an email from Nikon Rumors that the Tamron 150-600 VC will sold for $1069 in USA.
Below is the email as received:
Price of the new Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens: $1069 *UPDATED*
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 09:08 AM PST
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Today Tamron announced the price and availability of their new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (model A011) lens. The price in Japan will be  ¥140,000 (around $1,350). The Canon version will start shipping on December 19th, the Nikon version will follow at a later date. Few pictures of the lens can be found here. Sample images taken with the lens can be found here and here.

Update #1: the US press release is now up and the release date is listed as January 17, 2014.

Update #2: the US price will be $1069.

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #63 on: December 14, 2013, 04:01:48 AM »
That's a really, really, good price!

We all know that it won't be prime-like at 600mm, but if it holds well up to 500mm it will be a winner.

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #64 on: December 14, 2013, 07:06:06 AM »
if it holds well up to 500mm it will be a winner.
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2013, 07:35:46 AM »
this is all good news on the price and availability. i did not expect to see it this soon. i have seen some sample images taken with it and they look good. this will make and excellent hiking and travel lens for wildlife

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2013, 10:46:46 AM »
While I really doubt this will outperform the 400f5.6+1.4xTC, having autofocus at that focal length would be nice, even if it isn't good enough to track a bird.

It would surprise me if the centre 1/3 of the Tamron frame at 600mm when stopped down to F8 is at least as sharp as the 400f5.6+TC @ F8.  We are now comparing a 20 year old prime + TC to a current zoom.  Lens technology has changed over the past 20 years.

You also gain IS and AF with the Tamron.

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2013, 10:46:46 AM »