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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2013, 02:38:23 PM »

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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2013, 02:45:13 PM »
=&tx_keproducts_pi6[vc]=false&tx_keproducts_pi6[sp]=false]http://www.tamron.eu/en/lenses/overview/single/product/sp-150-600mm-f5-63-vc-usd-5.html?tx_keproducts_pi6[cam]=&tx_keproducts_pi6[vc]=false&tx_keproducts_pi6[sp]=false

anyone else see the MTF charts here on Tamron's Europe site?  Any thoughts??

Thanks for posting that.

As for the MTFs of the new lens, I'm unimpressed in an absolute sense, but they compare favorably to the Canon 100-400L.
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2013, 02:59:30 PM »
Very interesting development from Tamron ... if it is equal to or better than the Sigma 150-500 OS, I'll get this new Big Tammy ... I like how the 3rd party lens manufacturers are pushing the limits, its good for people like me who are not willing or cannot spend money on big prime lenses like 500mm, 600mm etc ... the rumored $1500 price tag sound pretty good, if that's the US price, I'm pretty sure I can get it for $200 less in Hong kong or Japan.
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2013, 03:02:53 PM »
I've owned and rented several  Canon 100-400 IS L's, and found it's a luck of the draw with how good a copy you have, which is why I don't own one now and am waiting for a replacement,.

I have the Tamron 70-300 VC which replaced my Canon 70-300 IS USM. While I can't swear to optical sharpness, the stabilization on the new Tamrons is more effective than the old Canons.  Since I shoot handheld or w/a monopod on the bigger lenses, I find that having a good IS/VC is most important, eg, unsharp images are mostly due to movement.   I'm hoping that the new Tamron is on a par w/the 100-400 and superior to the Sigma offerings, and it's a go.

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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2013, 04:14:01 PM »
interesting indeed, I rarely need a supertele and could live with poorer IQ as it is likely to be used mainly in a zoo. If it goes for about as much as a canon 100-400 and not too much worse IQ I would order one

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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2013, 04:53:59 PM »
Fortunately for me, I'll probably get a chance to use and review it from Tamron before I have to make a decision.

Fortunate for us too! You're a good reviewer, Dustin.

I concur. I look forward to reading Dustin's review. I own the 200-500 Tamron.
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2013, 05:27:58 PM »
At 500mm I wasn't really interested, but 600mm changes all that.

Pricing, of course, will be critical. But, Tamron has been very aggressive on pricing in the past. As far as quality goes, I owned (technically still own, but it's now on permanent loan to my wife) the 70-300mm and it was very good for the money (maybe not 70-300 L sharp, but certainly 100-400mm L sharp).

Other question is when? I get frustrated when companies release vapor lenses.
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2013, 05:27:58 PM »

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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2013, 05:35:33 PM »
Other question is when? I get frustrated when companies release vapor lenses.

Sure is a good thing Canon never does that...   ::) ::)
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2013, 05:45:15 PM »
=&tx_keproducts_pi6[vc]=false&tx_keproducts_pi6[sp]=false]http://www.tamron.eu/en/lenses/overview/single/product/sp-150-600mm-f5-63-vc-usd-5.html?tx_keproducts_pi6[cam]=&tx_keproducts_pi6[vc]=false&tx_keproducts_pi6[sp]=false

anyone else see the MTF charts here on Tamron's Europe site?  Any thoughts??

Thanks for that link. It looks like they have concentrated on the resolution at 600mm, rather than 150, which is what I want. The MTFs at 600mm look to be pretty respectable in the centre, and the extra length going from 400 to 600 over the 100-400mm should make it a much effectively sharper lens. So, let's wait and see.
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2013, 06:10:53 PM »
Other question is when? I get frustrated when companies release vapor lenses.

Sure is a good thing Canon never does that...   ::) ::)

No they never do. But then, when it's an $11,000 zoom, I really don't care. :)
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2013, 07:23:18 PM »
There are several reports, including from Neuro, that the 100-400 is at least on a par with the 70-200 + 2xTC, though he is reviewing that.

Actually, I'm confident that (for my copies, at least) the 100-400L @ 400mm is very slightly better than the 70-200/2.8L IS II + 2xIII in lab-type testing, and the two are not really distinguishable in real-world shots.
Interested to know if you have done the comparison with the 400 f/5.6 neuro. I recently took the 400 f/5.6 and 70-200 f/2.8 II on safari and the 400 was noticeably sharper than my copy of the 70-200 with 2xIII, unless I had the latter at f/8 or smaller. 
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2013, 07:54:31 PM »
I think its interesting that tamron decided to copy the new sigma look on this one, it looks a lot like the sigma 120-300

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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2013, 08:38:43 PM »
anyone else see the MTF charts here on Tamron's Europe site?  Any thoughts??

that's a pretty big discrepancy in 30 lp/mm curves between sagittal and meridonal at the long end as you go away from center.
Doesn't that make for some annoying aberations and grungy transition bokeh?
Despite that, will wait for some tests to see if it outperforms my old 100-400. If so, then the last "L" in my quiver might hit the market.

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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2013, 03:03:14 AM »
I like third party producer for their different lenses.
And I hope, it will be a good one.
If so, and I am not in a hurry, I wait for comparision between this and the newer version of the 100-400L.
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2013, 03:04:31 AM »
I like third party producer for their different lenses.
And I hope, it will be a good one.
If so, and I am not in a hurry, I wait for comparision between this and the newer version of the 100-400L.
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Re: Tamron Announcement: SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2013, 03:04:31 AM »