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TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:57:04 AM »
Today ( 19-12-2013 ) Tamron Japan started shipment of TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD.Here some sample images
http://camerarumors.blogspot.in/2013/12/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f5-63-di-vc-usd.html

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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 #3 on: December 25, 2013, 06:57:44 AM »
1050$ is not much that´s for sure.... but how good is it....   ::)

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 12:29:17 PM »
B&H also has it for $1069.  And here is a detailed 2 page review.

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/%26newwindow%3D1&rurl=translate.google.ca&sl=ja&u=http://www.trinitylumberton.org/category30/&usg=ALkJrhhoXjR9Vmw3c-nqHPEPhyJKz-MJKQ
Wow, it's quite a bit bigger than I thought.  I was thinking it would be more in line with their older zooms.  It's heavy and has a reversed zoom ring, too.  It's not looking quite as appealing as I first thought, but still looks like one helluva lens for the price for people without any tele/supertele lenses.

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 05:48:13 PM »
B&H also has it for $1069.  And here is a detailed 2 page review.

http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/%26newwindow%3D1

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Thanks for those links. I already knew that the lens is of very similar size and nearly as heavy as the 300mm f/2.8 II plus 2xTC so I had decided already not to buy. I downloaded all the photos and compared them with shots I have taken with the 300mm+2xTC on the 5DIII at similar distances and the 100-400mm on the Canon 7D. OK, the Tamron isn't as good the expensive prime but it compares pretty well with the 100-400. So, it look likes the Tamron is an excellent buy for those who want cheap access for a reasonably good 600mm. The reviewer did seem to have difficulty in getting his technique right for hand holding.

If the lens were smaller or could be retracted like the 100-400, I would buy one for travel. So, its continuing the long wait for the 100-400mm II.
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 05:48:13 PM »

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2013, 06:03:44 PM »
B&H also has it for $1069.  And here is a detailed 2 page review.

http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/%26newwindow%3D1

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Thanks for those links. I already knew that the lens is of very similar size and nearly as heavy as the 300mm f/2.8 II plus 2xTC so I had decided already not to buy. I downloaded all the photos and compared them with shots I have taken with the 300mm+2xTC on the 5DIII at similar distances and the 100-400mm on the Canon 7D. OK, the Tamron isn't as good the expensive prime but it compares pretty well with the 100-400. So, it look likes the Tamron is an excellent buy for those who want cheap access for a reasonably good 600mm. The reviewer did seem to have difficulty in getting his technique right for hand holding.

If the lens were smaller or could be retracted like the 100-400, I would buy one for travel. So, its continuing the long wait for the 100-400mm II.

The Canon f2.8ii + 2xTC is much heavier.

Canon 100-400mm   1.38kg
Tamron 150-600mm   1.95kg
Canon 300mm f2.8 ii + 2xTC   2.675kg

The Tamron when collapsed is the same length as the 400mm f5.6

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 06:18:13 PM »
I wonder about the resolving power at distance and if the 400F5.6 will resolve more detail than the 150-600...
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 10:12:57 PM »
B&H also has it for $1069.  And here is a detailed 2 page review.

http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/%26newwindow%3D1

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Thanks for those links. I already knew that the lens is of very similar size and nearly as heavy as the 300mm f/2.8 II plus 2xTC so I had decided already not to buy. I downloaded all the photos and compared them with shots I have taken with the 300mm+2xTC on the 5DIII at similar distances and the 100-400mm on the Canon 7D. OK, the Tamron isn't as good the expensive prime but it compares pretty well with the 100-400. So, it look likes the Tamron is an excellent buy for those who want cheap access for a reasonably good 600mm. The reviewer did seem to have difficulty in getting his technique right for hand holding.

If the lens were smaller or could be retracted like the 100-400, I would buy one for travel. So, its continuing the long wait for the 100-400mm II.

The Canon f2.8ii + 2xTC is much heavier.

Canon 100-400mm   1.38kg
Tamron 150-600mm   1.95kg
Canon 300mm f2.8 ii + 2xTC   2.675kg

The Tamron when collapsed is the same length as the 400mm f5.6

Tamron when collapsed is 257.8 mm compared with 189 mm for the 100-400 mm.
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2013, 08:37:01 AM »
Some nature images from the same site mentioned by hoodlum, paired with the 6D, showing the focal length  extremes. Not sure if the lens is provided by Tamron or not.

http://www.trinitylumberton.org/category30/
6D | 7D | 10-22 | 40 | 18-135 IS | 70-200 IS II | Tamron 150-600

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2013, 08:33:30 PM »
B&H also has it for $1069.  And here is a detailed 2 page review.

http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/%26newwindow%3D1

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Thanks for those links. I already knew that the lens is of very similar size and nearly as heavy as the 300mm f/2.8 II plus 2xTC so I had decided already not to buy. I downloaded all the photos and compared them with shots I have taken with the 300mm+2xTC on the 5DIII at similar distances and the 100-400mm on the Canon 7D. OK, the Tamron isn't as good the expensive prime but it compares pretty well with the 100-400. So, it look likes the Tamron is an excellent buy for those who want cheap access for a reasonably good 600mm. The reviewer did seem to have difficulty in getting his technique right for hand holding.

If the lens were smaller or could be retracted like the 100-400, I would buy one for travel. So, its continuing the long wait for the 100-400mm II.

The Canon f2.8ii + 2xTC is much heavier.

Canon 100-400mm   1.38kg
Tamron 150-600mm   1.95kg
Canon 300mm f2.8 ii + 2xTC   2.675kg

The Tamron when collapsed is the same length as the 400mm f5.6

Which is way too long to fit in any ordinary camera bag, and the reason I sold mine.
 
I had the Tamron 200-500, its big and difficult to balance, and poor image quality as well.  I'll be looking at images from professional reviewers of lenses actually purchased in the market.
 

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2013, 11:14:29 PM »
I'm an optimist. Preordered it at B&H to use with my new 70D. If IQ is better than the kit lenses then I'll be happy. Not thrilled about the combined heft but I'll deal with it.

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2013, 11:31:42 PM »
I'm an optimist. Preordered it at B&H to use with my new 70D. If IQ is better than the kit lenses then I'll be happy. Not thrilled about the combined heft but I'll deal with it.
It is probably a good idea to preorder as I suspect that the initial demand for this lens will be huge.i suspect that the reason for the delayed launch outside of Japan is because sales there will take up all the existing stock....

Camera Canada has the lens on sale! A pre-order item on sale!
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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2014, 03:10:07 PM »
I'm an optimist. Preordered it at B&H to use with my new 70D. If IQ is better than the kit lenses then I'll be happy. Not thrilled about the combined heft but I'll deal with it.
It is probably a good idea to preorder as I suspect that the initial demand for this lens will be huge.i suspect that the reason for the delayed launch outside of Japan is because sales there will take up all the existing stock....

Camera Canada has the lens on sale! A pre-order item on sale!

I also got $100 off preordering through Aden Camera.  There is more margin in Canada for discounting.

Here is an AF test @ 600mm with the 5Dmkiii.  Looking pretty good to me.

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD - 600mm auto focus speed test

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Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2014, 03:10:07 PM »