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Re: Newbie needs help: Tamron 150-600mm
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2014, 11:50:30 AM »
but on the other side my benro carbon monopod is nice and very light... so im unsure.

Given all the variables (front end of the technique learning curve, possible AF front-focusing, subjects swaying on tree branches, etc.), I think that these are excellent 100% crops, considering the price of this lens, and that all of the shots at the long end of the focal length range, some wide open.

Be advised that the lightweight of carbon 'pods is a plus when you have to carry them, but may not provide the most stable platform for super-telephoto.
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Re: Newbie needs help: Tamron 150-600mm
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Re: Newbie needs help: Tamron 150-600mm
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2014, 01:13:30 PM »
Most of the reviews I read say the lens is a great value.  However, one thing that was mentioned was that the sharpness falls off when you go over 500mm.  The shots you showed are perfectly usable with some sharpening, but the sweet spot will be 500mm and below.  I don't have any really long lenses but even with image stabilization I would use a monopod.  Much easier to use with wildlife than a tripod and will add considerable stabilization 
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Re: Newbie needs help: Tamron 150-600mm
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2014, 07:01:52 AM »
one more question.

i know that i should turn off the image stabilization on the tamron when i use a tripod.

but when im not that good at long lens technique would IS/VC not help me on a tripod?
would it not eliminate the shake? at least the viewfinder looks more stable with IS/VC, even on a tripod.

im testing this right now but i would like to hear your opinions too.


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Re: Newbie needs help: Tamron 150-600mm
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2014, 11:35:47 AM »
one more question.

i know that i should turn off the image stabilization on the tamron when i use a tripod.

but when im not that good at long lens technique would IS/VC not help me on a tripod?
would it not eliminate the shake? at least the viewfinder looks more stable with IS/VC, even on a tripod.

im testing this right now but i would like to hear your opinions too.
If your shutter speed is high enough then IS/VC really won't make a difference.  It may also slow down AF a bit as well.
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Re: Newbie needs help: Tamron 150-600mm
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2014, 11:35:47 AM »