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mountaingirl
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Tamron 150-600mm
Feb 14, 2014

I'm renting this lens for a week for some birding and general wildlife shots.  I've never had a lens that approached 600mm and am wondering how many others had had the chance to own/rent one.

I'm expecting quite a workout just carrying it around.

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Re: Tamron 150-600mm
In reply to mountaingirl, Feb 15, 2014

Here's someone that just purchased one.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53117638

You can also look through this thread.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53072820

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In reply to mountaingirl, Feb 15, 2014

mountaingirl wrote:

I'm renting this lens for a week for some birding and general wildlife shots. I've never had a lens that approached 600mm and am wondering how many others had had the chance to own/rent one.

I'm expecting quite a workout just carrying it around.

I have one on order but haven't received it yet.

I have, however, used long lenses and telescopes in the past so really wanting to see how the Tamron 150-600 performs in comparison...  I plan on using it on a Canon 60D and Sony A7R (w/ adapter).

Let us know how the week's rental works out?

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Re: Tamron 150-600mm
In reply to mountaingirl, Feb 15, 2014

mountaingirl wrote:

I'm renting this lens for a week for some birding and general wildlife shots. I've never had a lens that approached 600mm and am wondering how many others had had the chance to own/rent one.

I'm expecting quite a workout just carrying it around.

i use a canon 600 f4II and it is very heavy without a tripod, even for a few moments and i am in good shape physically the 150-600mm lens covers a wide FL so its IQ is suspect (i can easily bet on it)! please post your findings for us when you are done with it.

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In reply to mountaingirl, Feb 15, 2014

mountaingirl wrote:

I'm renting this lens for a week for some birding and general wildlife shots. I've never had a lens that approached 600mm and am wondering how many others had had the chance to own/rent one.

I'm expecting quite a workout just carrying it around.

I have this lens with my 1D Mk III, what would you like to know?

Please bear in mind that none of us owners have had this lens for very long though

I have some of my initial pics at http://www.denisg.co.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=44 if you want to take a look and ask questions. Exif should be present on all.

Denis.

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In reply to mountaingirl, Feb 15, 2014

mountaingirl wrote:

I'm renting this lens for a week for some birding and general wildlife shots. I've never had a lens that approached 600mm and am wondering how many others had had the chance to own/rent one.

I'm expecting quite a workout just carrying it around.

There is a group on Flickr specifically for this lens.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2470447@N21/

There are over 300 photos to look at and most of them will have exif data associated. I also have a 150-600 and like it very much I have shot it with my Rebel T2i but use it mainly on my 5Dmk3. The IQ can be very good if not excellent when you have sufficient light. There is plenty of information on this forum and the Third Party Lens forum here at DP. If you are going to shoot BIF start at 400mm or so until you get use to the weight and length of this lens. It won't be long until you are at the full 600mm and not thinking twice about it. Good luck and I hope you get some memorable shots.

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In reply to mountaingirl, Feb 15, 2014

If you don't have a tripod / monopod - , a broom handle will work . Anything over about 300 mm will be hard to stay on subject .

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Re: Tamron 150-600mm
In reply to mountaingirl, Feb 16, 2014

mountaingirl wrote:

I'm renting this lens for a week for some birding and general wildlife shots. I've never had a lens that approached 600mm and am wondering how many others had had the chance to own/rent one.

I'm expecting quite a workout just carrying it around.

I just got mine and have been using the 100-400.  I've found with this lens that I need my monopod, but other than that it's not bad at all.

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In reply to PK62, Feb 16, 2014

I can hand hold up to about 300 mm . The 135-400 , 35-350 and 70-200 + 2X III , all need the 'pod unless really good light . Even then 1/250 is about as slow as I go . I like to be faster than 1/500 .

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In reply to denisg, Feb 16, 2014

denisg wrote:

mountaingirl wrote:

I'm renting this lens for a week for some birding and general wildlife shots. I've never had a lens that approached 600mm and am wondering how many others had had the chance to own/rent one.

I'm expecting quite a workout just carrying it around.

I have this lens with my 1D Mk III, what would you like to know?

Hi. Someone on another thread asked if when the Tamron 150-600 is used on 1D series camera with a reporting TC, does it report the focal length and f-stop correctly, or is the otherwise-reporting TC ignored completely. Do you know?

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