Update: Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

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Update: Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
11 months ago

Dustin Abbott wrote an exhaustive review about the image stabilized Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD super zoom. He defines the Tamron as a “game changer” and compares the lens to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS.

He breaks down pros and cons of his long review (with lots of sample images taken at different focal lengths).

Pros:

  • A truly fantastic price/value
  • Optical excellence throughout almost all the focal range
  • Versatility of a 4x zoom range
  • Reaches 600mm (900mm+ equiv on crop sensors)
  • Sturdy, weather sealed construction
  • Excellent VC
  • Better than expected focus speed and accuracy
  • 6 year standard warranty in North America
  • Low CA and strong resistance to flare
  • Excellent color rendition
  • Smooth bokeh transition and highlights
  • Good minimum focus distance = good maximum magnification
  • Did I mention the price?

Cons:

  • Slight sharpness falloff at 600mm
  • Focus speed slightly slower towards longer end of zoom range
  • Exhibits zoom creep
  • No internal zooming means that overall length grows significantly
  • Case not included
  • 95mm filters will be expensive
  • Maximum aperture of f/6.3 on the long end
  • Fairly big and heavy

Watch the video of this lens below..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu0FqNdl8Q0

Review:

http://www.dustinabbott.net/2014/01/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f5-6-3-di-vc-usd-review/

http://www.canonwatch.com/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f5-6-3-di-vc-usd-review-game-changer/

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