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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2014, 11:47:22 AM »
And here is the first comparison with the 400mm f5.6.  Hopefully he can do some more comparisions but so far the Tamron seems to have the edge at 400mm wide open.

http://camahoy.com/2014/01/06/tamron-sp-150-600mm-vc-sp-usd-vs-canon-ef-400mm-f5-6l-usm/

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2014, 11:47:22 AM »

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2014, 01:12:08 PM »
And here is the first comparison with the 400mm f5.6.  Hopefully he can do some more comparisions but so far the Tamron seems to have the edge at 400mm wide open.

http://camahoy.com/2014/01/06/tamron-sp-150-600mm-vc-sp-usd-vs-canon-ef-400mm-f5-6l-usm/

 This is starting to look like THE! lens of 2014... I bet they sell tons of them!
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2014, 01:55:33 PM »
Hmmmmm......quite good, at least in these samples.   Although it seems to translate signs into a language I can't understand......

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2014, 02:00:43 PM »
This is starting to look like THE! lens of 2014... I bet they sell tons of them!

If the price is really about 1K.  I will buy one.
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2014, 03:51:18 PM »
Hmmmmm......quite good, at least in these samples.   Although it seems to translate signs into a language I can't understand......

I think it's Swedish  :)

Anyway, samples do look SWEET.

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2014, 04:53:49 PM »
My copy for review was shipped today.  I should have it by Wednesday.  There is moratorium on full reviews, and the first dibs on mine will be going to PhotoNews, but by the end of the month I should be able to share the full review. 

My contact at Tamron seems more pumped about this lens than any I've heard him mention before.  He said this to me:  "Our internal tests are showing the lens provides very sharp photos and every one - so far! - is very pleased with its performance."

I'm excited to get my hands on it!
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014, 05:03:31 PM »
My copy for review was shipped today.  I should have it by Wednesday.  There is moratorium on full reviews, and the first dibs on mine will be going to PhotoNews, but by the end of the month I should be able to share the full review. 

My contact at Tamron seems more pumped about this lens than any I've heard him mention before.  He said this to me:  "Our internal tests are showing the lens provides very sharp photos and every one - so far! - is very pleased with its performance."

I'm excited to get my hands on it!
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014, 05:03:31 PM »

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2014, 05:50:26 PM »
Nice to see a side by side with a Canon L lens.  Given that I'm interested in it equalling or bettering the 100-400L and this test shows it equalling the 400 5.6L (which is generally regarded as being sharper than the 100-400), these results are encouraging.  Still waiting for more on AF performance. I'm hoping the issues Frank had with his copy are an anomaly as I'd love nothing better than to have a sharp and clear 600mm lens that doesn't cost me the equivalent to a small car!  :o
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2014, 05:53:00 PM »
Addendum, just saw Hoodlum's AF test on the first page.  Pretty cool for stationary subjects! Looking more and more promising! :D
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2014, 08:55:25 PM »
I really want this lens to measure up...I own the Tamron 200-500 and am, to be honest, a bit disappointed with its image quality. The autofocus test looks promising (when I get  a chance I am going to try the same thing with my 5DM3 and the 200-500...but what I really want to see is the image quality for the 150-600.
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2014, 10:54:36 PM »
Now its the most selling lens here in Japan.

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2014, 03:49:45 AM »
Looking good. If we're lucky it just might start a budget telephoto war.
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2014, 06:16:59 AM »
And here is the first comparison with the 400mm f5.6.  Hopefully he can do some more comparisions but so far the Tamron seems to have the edge at 400mm wide open.

http://camahoy.com/2014/01/06/tamron-sp-150-600mm-vc-sp-usd-vs-canon-ef-400mm-f5-6l-usm/


the samples have now been retracted, see updated web site. The 400 L shots were obviously not the best, and with a filter.  Still, the Tamron doesn't look too bad.

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2014, 01:05:01 PM »
I've got it in hand right now.  It is a beast.  I intend to AFMA it before giving any kind of report on the IQ.  I am also clearing just what kind of information I can share right now.  There is a moratorium on reviews, but I probably will able to share some bits and pieces.
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2014, 01:16:52 PM »
I've got it in hand right now.  It is a beast.  I intend to AFMA it before giving any kind of report on the IQ.  I am also clearing just what kind of information I can share right now.  There is a moratorium on reviews, but I probably will able to share some bits and pieces.
I bet it's a beast and I look forward to reading whatever you're able to share.
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