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Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:29:02 PM »

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Below is an image of the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC lens that will be announced this Thursday.


This will be a replacement to the 200-500 f/5-6.3 lens. It will have a completely new optical formula, wider at the wide end and the addition of VC will be very welcomed.


We’re looking forward to seeing the optical performance.


Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC

Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC


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Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:29:02 PM »

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 08:31:40 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 #2 on: November 05, 2013, 08:36:16 PM »
A little similar to the Sigma Art design... a little..

My thought exactly! I wouldn't mind similar looks if it performs as well as the new sigma glass.
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 09:04:18 PM »
Tamron's problem is that what made the 200-500 an option (cheap, light) might be lost with the addition of 50mm and VC. The 200-500 retailed at $1995 (though it obviously now sells for <$1000), and if this doesnt come in around that price point, what differentiates it from the various Sigma's, the 100-400L (and its possible update), etc?

I can get 150-500 and 120-400 for about $1000 from Sigma...I can get 50-500 for $1500. The Tamron is gonna have to be really sharp or really light

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 09:17:14 PM »
Tamron's problem is that what made the 200-500 an option (cheap, light) might be lost with the addition of 50mm and VC. The 200-500 retailed at $1995 (though it obviously now sells for <$1000), and if this doesnt come in around that price point, what differentiates it from the various Sigma's, the 100-400L (and its possible update), etc?

I can get 150-500 and 120-400 for about $1000 from Sigma...I can get 50-500 for $1500. The Tamron is gonna have to be really sharp or really light

These are my thoughts exactly.  I am not at all interested unless it has good optics and is inexpensive.

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 09:37:56 PM »
A little similar to the Sigma Art design... a little..
Maybe they just understood that putting gold coloured rings everywhere and names as long as the alphabet for their lenses is not a synonym of high quality?
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 09:44:43 PM »
Probably goes without say, but it needs to be sharp at the long end.  Given that the two main alternatives - the Canon 100-400 and 400/f5.6 are both getting a little old, I'm curious to see how Tamron's new lens compares.  Maybe it will give Canon a little nudge to come up with some replacements. 
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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 #8 on: November 06, 2013, 12:57:54 AM »
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.
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 02:20:55 AM »
Having had the Tamron 200-500, I won't be running out to buy this one.  It would not have to be very good to beat the Sigma 150-500 or 50-500 though.
 
 

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2013, 02:34:04 AM »
I can't say anything until we have real images from it.
For me 150-450 5.6 would be better. I have Sigma 100-300 F4 and it's a brilliant lens(even with 1.4 extender).
They have to made something which is at least good as Sigma and have stabilization. 

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2013, 06:06:39 AM »
As always with a new lens (especially from a third party manufacturer), people state that that they will be happy to consider it as long as it is:

  • "Very sharp" -often stated as "sharper than (some optically flawed lens)", "as sharp as (inset name of Canon 'L' class lens)"
  • Fast aperture
  • Lightweight
  • Cheap -often stated in similar terms to the "sharp" criterion

What a shame that no manufacturer has yet managed to rise to the challenge of meeting these conflicting objectives.

Whilst I'm at it, I'm looking for a car that's small, economical to run, can do 0-60mph in under seven seconds, can carry six adults with luggage and costs no more than a family hatchback. Come on Ford, surely it can't be that difficult?

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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2013, 07:20:03 AM »
As always with a new lens (especially from a third party manufacturer), people state that that they will be happy to consider it as long as it is:

  • "Very sharp" -often stated as "sharper than (some optically flawed lens)", "as sharp as (inset name of Canon 'L' class lens)"
  • Fast aperture
  • Lightweight
  • Cheap -often stated in similar terms to the "sharp" criterion

What a shame that no manufacturer has yet managed to rise to the challenge of meeting these conflicting objectives.

Whilst I'm at it, I'm looking for a car that's small, economical to run, can do 0-60mph in under seven seconds, can carry six adults with luggage and costs no more than a family hatchback. Come on Ford, surely it can't be that difficult?

Mini cooper S cabrio? stack adults in the rear seats ,

150-600 would be great
But I am also curious to see how this lens performs against a sigma 50-500 OS,
At introduction the price on this one might be a bit higher, but it could be a good buy in a year or two
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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 #13 on: November 06, 2013, 09:12:51 AM »
As always with a new lens (especially from a third party manufacturer), people state that that they will be happy to consider it as long as it is:

  • "Very sharp" -often stated as "sharper than (some optically flawed lens)", "as sharp as (inset name of Canon 'L' class lens)"
  • Fast aperture
  • Lightweight
  • Cheap -often stated in similar terms to the "sharp" criterion

What a shame that no manufacturer has yet managed to rise to the challenge of meeting these conflicting objectives.

Whilst I'm at it, I'm looking for a car that's small, economical to run, can do 0-60mph in under seven seconds, can carry six adults with luggage and costs no more than a family hatchback. Come on Ford, surely it can't be that difficult?

I think Sigma is rising to that challenge of those conflicting objectives. 35 1.4, 120-300 etc.
The telephoto community is holding its breath for alot of lenses at the moment i.e. Canon 100-400II, 400 5.6 IS, Sigam tele primes 300 2.8 or 400 f4. And thats why alot of people will not give this lens a second thought even if it is a decent performer.
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2013, 10:22:18 AM »
A lot of "ifs" here, obviously, but Tamron's recent optics have been impressive and their VC system is excellent.  I have to confess that I am never thrilled with a maximum aperture of f/6.3, but 500mm (even better 600mm) does help.  If this lens manages to combine fairly good optics with fairly quick AF at a fairly good price it could be fairly interesting ;D
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Re: Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC on Thursday
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