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Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2014, 01:54:21 PM »
A review that has such low quality shots comparing the products is not very confidence inspiring in the diligence of the testers/reviewers, so I'm disregarding this review.

yeah well as if anyone cares.

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« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2014, 01:54:21 PM »

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Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2014, 01:56:34 PM »
A review that has such low quality shots comparing the products is not very confidence inspiring in the diligence of the testers/reviewers, so I'm disregarding this review.

yeah well as if anyone cares.

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Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2014, 12:26:44 AM »
Mine arrived Jan 22nd!

First 3rd Party lens, and def very happy/no complaints for the money.

"A" lens is better than NO lens, so for now, Tamron gets my money, and I'll pickup whatever Canon sells in the future.  I'm not sure who/and how people are making trillions of dollars off their wildlife photos to justify spending $12k for a 600 that's marginally better.   A great review from a guy that owns both the 600 F4L II Canon and the Tamron:

http://theamazingimage.com/wildlife/field-test-new-tamron-150-600mm-super-telephoto-zoom/

A few examples, only the 2nd time taking the lens out, and my first lens beyond 300mm, shot on the lowly 70d, most are ISO 1600/F8-F11 is the sweet spot/AI Servo/Center Point focus.   The Red Tail shots are barely cropped:













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« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2014, 01:13:17 AM »
A great review from a guy that owns both the 600 F4L II Canon and the Tamron:

http://theamazingimage.com/wildlife/field-test-new-tamron-150-600mm-super-telephoto-zoom/

Actually I believe that's the version 1 600f4IS.

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I’ve been shooting the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS since 2008 and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

I'm not sure if he also owns a 600f4IS version 2, but in the context of the article it certainly seems like he's talking about version 1, which can be a significant difference depending on how picky you are.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2014, 01:56:57 AM »
Meh, for us simple folk, this lens will work fine, and helps to keep things on the fiscally responsible route vs. use all money in savings on a hobby that I make little to no money off of, but can have the bragging rights of the Canon.

When Canon wants to sell a lens to us simple folk, I'll gladly consider.  What they are saying now is:

You can buy the Carolla, OR you can buy the Porsche.



A great review from a guy that owns both the 600 F4L II Canon and the Tamron:

http://theamazingimage.com/wildlife/field-test-new-tamron-150-600mm-super-telephoto-zoom/

Actually I believe that's the version 1 600f4IS.

From the article.
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I’ve been shooting the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS since 2008 and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

I'm not sure if he also owns a 600f4IS version 2, but in the context of the article it certainly seems like he's talking about version 1, which can be a significant difference depending on how picky you are.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« Reply #65 on: February 05, 2014, 03:47:01 AM »
I have got my lens on 3rd Feb , just took a few shots . Though the AF speed is a little slow for the distance over 50ft , otherwise a fine lens . Obviously not as good as my 500 prime , but still quite good . Here is sample of a flying pigeon , not bad . A little sharpening and a very little exp correction is done.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2014, 05:09:03 AM »
I am interested in this lens, but want to see how it matched up at 600mm against
i) 300L f/2.8 IS I and II +2xTC
ii) 100-400L +1.4xTC (560mm, but close enough)

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Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2014, 05:09:03 AM »

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« Reply #67 on: February 05, 2014, 05:09:49 AM »
A great review from a guy that owns both the 600 F4L II Canon and the Tamron:

http://theamazingimage.com/wildlife/field-test-new-tamron-150-600mm-super-telephoto-zoom/

Actually I believe that's the version 1 600f4IS.

From the article.
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I’ve been shooting the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS since 2008 and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

I'm not sure if he also owns a 600f4IS version 2, but in the context of the article it certainly seems like he's talking about version 1, which can be a significant difference depending on how picky you are.
He definitely talks about version 1. Which by the way is so heavy that the idea of a slightly worse but much lighter and smaller Tamron zoom may seem quite attractive. Now, the crops do not seem impressive but it may be just me...

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Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« Reply #68 on: February 05, 2014, 07:37:43 AM »
There are a lot of financially or sensibly constrained punters out there looking for a sharp used prime capable of good performance with 1.4x and 2x TC.

I am thinking of the 300/2.8 IS to give 420 and 600, 400/4 DO to give 560 and the Sigma 120-300/2.8 to give 420 and 600 again. But all require stopping down 1 stop to get any reasonable performance at 600 ie 600/8.

As test results come through and IF it is really true that Tamron 600/8 performance is OK then it may become blindingly obvious that if you really want the 300-600 range the Tamron is the lens to get.

Tamron has placed the cat amongst the pigeons and good luck to them.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 Shootout via LensRentals.com
« Reply #68 on: February 05, 2014, 07:37:43 AM »