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Re: Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD Review | Dustin
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 09:52:58 AM »
Looking at it again I think the foreground bokeh is perhaps a tad busier than the background.  But in all, quite nice.


I do think that the Canon's bokeh is a little smoother, but the Tamron isn't really hugely different.
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD Review | Dustin
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 09:52:58 AM »

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Re: Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD Review | Dustin
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 09:54:03 AM »
Thanks for review, good that I held on ordering Sigma 100-400mm lens. Tamron has released it in India just in time for the birding season.

I wish I had gotten a little better tracking results with the Sigma, as it was in most every way a very good lens otherwise.
The only reason why I wanted a 100-400mm sized lens was they are smaller compared to 150-600/200-500(nikon) lenses and considerably lighter to travel with. Sigma has a big problem in India that they do not have official presence unlike Canon/Nikon/Sony/Panasonic/Tamron which makes their lenses considerably more expensive to purchase here and they dont have service centres run by them rather they rely on importer to provide service. Sigma 100-400mm is priced at 69000 INR(~1070$US) while Tamron is 68000 INR(MRP) and can be purchased for 61000 INR or less(~950$US). AF performance was important factor in deciding other than price as I will be using this lens for butterflies(canopy species like birdwings and others.) , raptors and mammals.

Really the improved AF performance is, in my mind, the single most compelling reason to choose the Tamron over the Sigma.
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD Review | Dustin
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 09:54:03 AM »