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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #120 on: February 06, 2014, 06:47:38 PM »
Some comments:

Canon 6D AI Servo Single center point focus works fine
Canon 70D AI Servo Single center point focus works fine
Canon 7D AI Servo does not work Note: The only way I have taken keeper BIF images with this lens is by using Single center point focus or center point expanded and constantly bumping focus.
Canon 1DM4 AI Servo does not work
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #120 on: February 06, 2014, 06:47:38 PM »

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #121 on: February 06, 2014, 08:40:43 PM »
i haven't read through this entire thread because there are several on this subject. this lens is great if you don't need f/2.8 at 300 or 400, you are not paying for that. the iq and af are really good out to 400 and then it drops off.  it is still very usable at 600 and you are not messing with converters. if you are shooting at 600 all the time and want the best iq then guess what? you still have to pony up for the 600ii but if you want a lens that is easy to carry and easy on the wallet that gives excellent results out to 400 and good results stopped down at 600 then this is the way to go. something to keep in mind is that if this lens only went to 500 i don't think you would be hearing the complaints,  think of that extra 200mm as a bonus?

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #122 on: February 07, 2014, 02:07:40 PM »
Something that I just realised about the Tamron lens is that it only drops 2/3 of a stop from widest (f/5) to narrowest (f/6.3).

All of the 70-300's drop a full stop (f/4 to f/5.6), Canon's 100-400 is another that is a 2/3 stop drop from widest to narrowest.

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #123 on: February 07, 2014, 03:50:41 PM »
Body: 5D III(x2) -- A7r
Zoom: 16-35L II -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 50L -- 85L II -- 135L -- 400L f2.8 IS II -- Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #124 on: February 07, 2014, 06:35:37 PM »
Some comments:

Canon 6D AI Servo Single center point focus works fine
Canon 70D AI Servo Single center point focus works fine
Canon 7D AI Servo does not work Note: The only way I have taken keeper BIF images with this lens is by using Single center point focus or center point expanded and constantly bumping focus.
Canon 1DM4 AI Servo does not work
Canon 1DX AI Servo works fine.

Would I be right in assuming the 1D III would behave like the 1D IV given the af system which I believe is shared?

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #125 on: February 12, 2014, 03:15:02 PM »
I had a play with one today in my local shop. I am shockingly out of practice of hand holding a telelphoto! Even with a borrowed monopod shots were blurred, however there were 2 which showed the potential this lens could have, I would have asked to take it outside, but it was so wet and gloomy I was better off inside pointing it at a camera display cabinet.

I feel with another play and more thought of settings it would perform much better and convince me to pull the trigger on it. It may be I will have to use a tripod with it rather than a monopod.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #125 on: February 12, 2014, 03:15:02 PM »