First day example from using Tamron SP 150 - 600 on a Nikon D610.

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First day example from using Tamron SP 150 - 600 on a Nikon D610.
2 months ago

I finally found one of these very scarce lenses and bought it. From the first shot at 600 mm I discovered the weight was going to quickly test my strength if I intended to use it freehand.

My first real test of the lens was a football match last Sunday (27/7/2014) I used a monopod with the lens stabilizer switched off and the focus limiter engaged. For most of the day I found 400mm to be quite sufficient. The results I got are nothing short of spectacular. Partly due to the camera body (D610 Nikon) and partly due to to the lens itself. I briefly used the lens on my back up body a D7100 Nikon and found equally good results until I wound the zoom out to the full 600 mm -- 900 mm virtual. Not as good as with the FF camera but still quite usable.

The image below is for the most part unedited although I did use Lightroom to do something (I can't recall right now) I did not apply any sharpening. If anything I cropped the image and reduced the exposure by 1 stop. Something I'll look into the reason when I have time to discover why they were all over exposed. It could have been because I used my wedding camera which is set to over expose in compensation for some filters I use. Anyway... All theshots are this clear and sharp.

1/2500th wide open at f6.3, ISO 800. Although the EXIF shows 150mm focal length I was using 300mm

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