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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2014, 03:06:30 AM »
Says Frank

“I am very impressive with this lens .”

Don't you just love these translation engines?  ;D

Well, to some this lens will actually make one look impressive ;)

*lol* exactly my thought when i read that line.
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« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2014, 03:06:30 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2014, 03:12:46 AM »
Says Frank

“I am very impressive with this lens .”

Don't you just love these translation engines?  ;D

Well, to some this lens will actually make one look impressive ;)

nono ,  i made english version for them and i typed myself , my bad english haha
ROFL~ i did not mention that until i read your post (facepalm =口=)

but i am sure that google translate cannot handle my chinese
 ( hong kong chinese + cantonese was too hard for google to translate )

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2014, 03:15:01 AM »
...and looks to be a steal at only $1069.
I am very, very impressed of that price. I thought It would be much more north of 1.500 USD/EUR.
Although I still like to wait for some "independent" sample pics and some reviews of sources I can sort out better,
I'll be with CRs take.
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« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2014, 03:37:04 AM »
Thanks for the review frank.

Some people seem very quick to write this lens off but I'll wait until more reviews and hands on. I was considering the 100-400 Canon before I heard about this lens. Honestly, if this lens can outresolve the Canon at the 200-400 length and have decent sharpness at the 500-600 focal lengths I am sold. Of course, the AF speed should be at least on par with the Canon if not better. If that is all in then I will buy one in a heartbeat. I am not a pro but just need a super tele for the rare times I shoot wildlife or sports.

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2014, 04:08:00 AM »
Another review,against big guns on 3 body,2 pages.A week old,but i think lot of people didnt see it here.
http://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2014, 04:57:01 AM »
Says Frank

“I am very impressive with this lens .”

Don't you just love these translation engines?  ;D

Well, to some this lens will actually make one look impressive ;)

nono ,  i made english version for them and i typed myself , my bad english haha
ROFL~ i did not mention that until i read your post (facepalm =口=)

but i am sure that google translate cannot handle my chinese
 ( hong kong chinese + cantonese was too hard for google to translate )

Hi Frank, that's cool you translated it this way, and I respect that you admit it, too! I've been brought up internationally (lived abroad, attended international schools) and I love the diversity of people who attend this forum. It's just great :)
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2014, 05:03:45 AM »
Says Frank

“I am very impressive with this lens .”

Don't you just love these translation engines?  ;D

Well, to some this lens will actually make one look impressive ;)

nono ,  i made english version for them and i typed myself , my bad english haha
ROFL~ i did not mention that until i read your post (facepalm =口=)

but i am sure that google translate cannot handle my chinese
 ( hong kong chinese + cantonese was too hard for google to translate )

Hi Frank, that's cool you translated it this way, and I respect that you admit it, too! I've been brought up internationally (lived abroad, attended international schools) and I love the diversity of people who attend this forum. It's just great :)

=D actually there are more detail in english version which i cannot wrote correctly in chinese .__.
i know the english phrase but no aviliable Chinese phrase . watch too much streaming and play with NA server people made me wrote a english article easier than made a chinese one  :P although the grammar and english fail sometimes like "i am impressive with this lens "  YOLO~

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2014, 05:03:45 AM »

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2014, 05:11:22 AM »
Another review,against big guns on 3 body,2 pages.A week old,but i think lot of people didnt see it here.
http://www.trinitylumberton.org/category29/

oh seems similar to what i expected and memories when i try out the big canon prime cannon(dat price and size , g8 bokeh and sharpness , i only able to hand held and use about 15-20 second before my hands shaky)

and the test show that 2x TC was really a bad choice and use it while aren't any better option. i found that crop without 2x is better than pics with 2x on my 70 200 2.8 II , expected result on 300 2.8 with 2X ,greatly chop down the contrast and sharpness .

too hard to afford that price /_\ 5D3 , canon 85L and 70 200 2.8 II already spend me a lot 
(my pocket like a onion , made my cry while i open it.... then i kept my 600D and value combo too -1855 kit , 55250 , 50.8)

i asked certain of people and meet next week to compare it towards canon 100 400 / bigma , not sure can we found a 200 400 1.4 tx but we gonna try hard. sony did not like tamron having VC on the lens , i need a lens with vc to using with e mount NEX / A7 . while no IBIS and with that LA -EA , lens VC are important =[

tamron super zoom coming soon , cheers

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« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2014, 06:17:43 AM »
"my pocket like a onion , made my cry while i open it."

I've never heard that one before! It's amazing and funny! good one Frank :)

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« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2014, 06:43:44 AM »
"my pocket like a onion , made my cry while i open it."

I've never heard that one before! It's amazing and funny! good one Frank :)

credit giving to the original : "my wallet is like an onion. when i open it i cry" <you can this series of photo at google search
i collect certain of meme and using in my facebook =D

but i doing in my way cause it was hard to memorize all of them.
we knew that expensive lens are good just like flag ship cars , but most selling are in lower price tag lens .
btw it was strange that anyone will get a flagship smartphone ~"~
they like to spend like 700 USD for a flaghip samsung but not a DSLR + LENS ,weird

for some situation  i prefer smaller cmos/frame size like APS, 4/3 or even smartphone . just because i dont need to stop down too many to get enough DOF , for smartphone they are 5mm , F2 , act as a 24mm. for that 2.5 mm aperature (DOF) i need to like F10 on 24mm on a fullframe .  i've been too painful for shooting small object and Miniatures , before i knew how does the DOF work (trade off accepted by using smartphone)

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2014, 09:14:16 AM »
Two things give me pause about this lens:

1)  The VC.  People keep saying it doesn't work that well, but the VC I tried in the 18-270 did.  I routinely use mode 1 (2 axis) in panning situations when shooting airplanes at airshows so that I can use slower shutter speeds to preserve prop blur.  I'd love to hear more about how well the VC works both on stationary subjects and while panning.  I currently use the 70-200/2.8L IS II and 2x TC III, which has outstanding stabilization.

2)  The F!@#$%N zoom ring rotates in the wrong direction.  Everyone does this wrong (Tamron, Nikon, Sigma) and Canon does it right.   ;D >:(  I'm not sure I could get used to switching back and forth between this one and my Canon zooms.

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« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2014, 09:32:25 AM »
2)  The F!@#$%N zoom ring rotates in the wrong direction.  Everyone does this wrong (Tamron, Nikon, Sigma) and Canon does it right.   ;D >:(  I'm not sure I could get used to switching back and forth between this one and my Canon zooms.

Actually Sigma goes either way, depending on the lens, sample from their website:

I've used zooms from different manufacturers and have gotten used to switching back and forth on the zoom direction, just like each lens is different ergonomically.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2014, 10:35:37 AM »
I've used zooms from different manufacturers and have gotten used to switching back and forth on the zoom direction, just like each lens is different ergonomically.

Totally off-topic but what I find much more annoying is the way Canon switched around the zoom ring and focusing ring on the 24-105. Now THAT is irritating.
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« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2014, 10:35:37 AM »

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« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2014, 10:36:21 AM »
Interesting.

The only Sigma zoom I've ever had was the 70-300APO, so I assumed all the Sigma's were the same way.  By the way, that lens was also the only lens I've ever tossed in the trash.  It's totally worthless.

Still interested to hear about the performance of the VC on the 150-600.

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« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2014, 10:37:27 AM »
I've used zooms from different manufacturers and have gotten used to switching back and forth on the zoom direction, just like each lens is different ergonomically.

Totally off-topic but what I find much more annoying is the way Canon switched around the zoom ring and focusing ring on the 24-105. Now THAT is irritating.

Not sure I understand.  They are the same on the 24-105 as they are on the 70-200 (inner = zoom, outer = focus).

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« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2014, 10:37:27 AM »