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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #90 on: January 07, 2014, 01:23:27 PM »
http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000605175/SortID=17039747/ImageID=1780472/

Anyone else see this? A stark difference between the Tamron and the Canon 100-400L w/the Tamron much sharper.  I'm a bit skeptical, not implying intention to deceive, but I notice shutter speed 1/8 on each...Maybe some mirror slap, or vibration to make Canon look so much worse? either way, Tamron looks good, esp if you go off center a bit.


Well, it's a fair test for the VC/IS systems. If it's handheld, I can't read the language, so I'm just guessing it was. Especially since they images are slightly different. We know that the IS system in the Canon 100-400L is of an older generation, while the Tamron will have whatever the latest VC that they have.

Although I do notice that the Canon seems to have a bit brighter, so I imagine it has a bit better of a T-stop, but that's just a guess.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #90 on: January 07, 2014, 01:23:27 PM »

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2014, 12:26:39 PM »
Well right now it is priced at $1,069.00. And all we have is a few prototype reviews to depend on. I will wait 6 months for actual reviews from photographers and may be slight price drop. It is not going to stay at that price forever. At the end of the day it is tamron and price will drop a lot sooner than any counter parts from canon. But even at $ $1,069.00 its not a bad deal at all.

Another lens to compare this tamron with would be the Sigma 150-500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM. Its also priced at $1069 at amazon however I don't see very good reviews there.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2014, 12:45:14 PM »
Well right now it is priced at $1,069.00. And all we have is a few prototype reviews to depend on. I will wait 6 months for actual reviews from photographers and may be slight price drop. It is not going to stay at that price forever. At the end of the day it is tamron and price will drop a lot sooner than any counter parts from canon. But even at $ $1,069.00 its not a bad deal at all.

Another lens to compare this tamron with would be the Sigma 150-500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM. Its also priced at $1069 at amazon however I don't see very good reviews there.

I had the Sigma 150-500mm, and up to about 400 mm it was not bad at all. However given the weight and overall performance I'm a lot more pleased with the 100-400 that I bought to replace the Sigma.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #93 on: January 10, 2014, 02:33:02 AM »
a cool review and sample photos from this website "using translator system"

enjoy!

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #94 on: January 10, 2014, 10:04:42 AM »
do we know how variable apertures match up to the zoom range? how soon does it hit 6.3? i would hope it stays at 5.6 up to 400mm at least.

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #95 on: January 19, 2014, 02:47:51 PM »
do we know how variable apertures match up to the zoom range? how soon does it hit 6.3? i would hope it stays at 5.6 up to 400mm at least.


150-250mm @ f5, 251-400mm @f5.6

Roger from LensRentals had 3 samples and all were well centered with little sample variation.  He posted a IMATEST comparison today with the 100-400, 50-500, 200-500.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/01/tamron-150-600-telezoom-shootout

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #96 on: January 19, 2014, 03:55:15 PM »
At the very least, this is a great way for someone who's thinking of birding to give this a shot before deciding that they're serious about it and will drop 12K on an L :)

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #99 on: January 21, 2014, 01:07:09 PM »
Well right now it is priced at $1,069.00. And all we have is a few prototype reviews to depend on.
This article is about a review of  production lenses, not a prototype.  They have been shipping for a month now, which is why we are seeing reviews of actual production lenses.

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2014, 06:43:56 AM »
http://www.dustinabbott.net/2014/01/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f5-6-3-di-vc-usd-review/


This is another one of Dustin's excellent reviews and has made me rethink my initial opinion of this lens, especially because Dustin posts some good sample pictures. Because I recently said farewel to APS-C DSLR's, I'm repositioning my experience with my long lenses and have yet to see if I'm truly satisfied with 400mm on full frame. If I find that 400mm is too short (and I've already decided not to use extenders on the 100-400), the Tamron 150-600 may just fit the bill for the occasional times I would need more reach. It's nice to know there is such an affordable go-to option thanks to Tamron, because in this focal length I most definitely can't justify the cost generally associated with these lenses.
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #102 on: January 29, 2014, 08:48:47 AM »
I'm rather underwhelmed.  Please no flames.  It's a $1000 lens - I get it.  The point is, the images look like a $1000 lens.  If your mindset is "I'll take whatever image I can get as long as I can get the shot", then I guess this lens would be for you.  But if what your after is eye watering detail and quality for larger-size nature and wildlife wall art, I don't see this lens delivering the goods.

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #103 on: January 29, 2014, 11:53:43 PM »
To be honest.. I think this lens should be at least $2000, so IMO $1000 is a bargain... so let's face the good thing..

1- high quality optics from 150 to 600mm
2- Image stabilizer with 4 stops
3- compact and light from a 150-600mm lens
4- images from 400mm and over, looks almost like the real expensive from Canon's and Nikon's (over $5000)
5- This lens delivers super sharp images at 600mm.. very impressive!
6- 6 years warranty?.. WOW!
7- Moisture-resistant construction
8- super fast and silent auto focus
9- what else..??
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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #104 on: January 30, 2014, 12:33:33 AM »
Those who say the images look like a $1000 lens have obviously not used it.  It produces very good quality images, and exceptional for the price.  The images are as good as those from my Canon 100-400, 400 f5.6 & 400mm DO.

Some people just can't accept that a lower-priced lens can produce as good images as a higher-priced lens.  So let them go and buy the higher-priced ones.

The only fault I have found with the Tamron is that numerous people are having problems with AF in AI Servo mode.  It sounds like their copies are defective.

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Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« Reply #104 on: January 30, 2014, 12:33:33 AM »