Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD supertelephoto zoom lens. I do not recall another lens by Tamron receiving so many reviews and so quickly. Like the previous reviews, this one gives the Tamron a very good score, but also outlines a few of its weaknesses.
As we’ve mentioned before, the price will make this lens extremely attractive to a lot of photographers out there.
“This highly anticipated lens has been a very fun lens to evaluate. While autofocus performance and over-500mm image quality get my vote for this lens’ weaknesses, the Tamron 150-600 still has a great deal going for it. The Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens is defined by attractive image quality over a great focal length range with a relatively compact, light, reasonably well-built design that includes Vibration Control and a very attractive price.”
Tamron 150-600 f/5.6.3 VC $1069 | Read the full review
Roger and Aaron over at LensRentals.com have completed their resolution testing of a host of supertelephoto zoom lenses. The Sigma 50-500 OS and Canon 100-400 were the two big competitors to the new Tamron 150-600 VC.
The Tamron is the least expensive of the bunch and held up very well against others in its class. While it’s not clearly the best resolving lens. The price, focal range & performance will be a big winner for a lot of people.
Summary from LensRentals.com
“My summary would be that the selection between a Tamron 150-600, Canon 100-400 IS, and Sigma 50-500 OS should be made on criteria other than MTF 50. There are some minor differences in resolution, but nothing that makes one clearly better than another. Price, weight, autofocus accuracy, effectiveness of vibration control, and a number of other factors (did I mention price?) are more important considerations when choosing among these lenses.
It’s pretty obvious that the Tamron has both 600mm range and the lowest price. These tests, and everything I see from photographers using the lens in the field, support that it’s of at least equal image quality. Some people will prefer the extra wide range of the Sigma, others the lighter weight of the Canon. But for a lot of people, the Tamron is going to be the best bang for the buck.”
Read the full review | Tamron 150-600 VC at B&H Photo
The link to the review doesn’t seem to be working, it could be a traffic issue. I’ll leave the links up and we’ll see if it corrects itself.
Frank Wong has completed his review of the soon-to-be-released Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC zoom lens. This is currently the longest zoom lens currently in production and looks to be a steal at only $1069. If you’re a birder or wildlife photographer on a budget, this lens may be the perfect addition to your kit.
The review has been translated to english and shows a lot of sample images.
“A good value lens appear in the market ! 600mm reach , F6.3 does not a matter for DSLR nowdays which have good ISO , fast focus , light weight (1.9KG with tripod mount), also a very long warranty period (3-6 years as i remember in Hong Kong ) . I am very impressive with this lens .”
Read the full review | Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC $1069 at B&H Photo
Below is an image of the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC lens that will be announced this Thursday.
This will be a replacement to the 200-500 f/5-6.3 lens. It will have a completely new optical formula, wider at the wide end and the addition of VC will be very welcomed.
We’re looking forward to seeing the optical performance.
Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.3 VC