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

Announced Nov 7, 2013 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha
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I pre-ordered my Tamron the first day it was available on 12/23 and my Nikon mount arrived on 5/21. I have been using the lens almost every day and their is a lot to love about this lens. First off this is not a 500 or 600mm prime so anyone comparing it to one should have a check up! On a D7100 AF is pleasantly quick and tracks birds in flight very well.. I consider it very light compared to my Sigma 120-300 F2.8. If you are not used to a big super zoom you might consider it heavy. I only ...

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This lens has rightfully been called a game changer for wildlife and bird photgraphy.  It's been shown to be as sharp as the Canon 100-400L, but it goes to 600mm. I have used mine for three weeks with over a 1,000 shots and I can verify it's sharpness and IQ (great bokeh).  It's very usable wide open at 600mm and can be hand held easily down to 1/60 second.  Sure it is not the greatest bird in flight lens, but I have the 400L 5.6 and when I put a teleconverter on that it's 560mm at f8 and it ...

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darreld
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I have the Tamron SP 150-600 and I have not taken alot of photos, but the one's that I have been vary good. I have a 30d canon and have taken small bird, duck and eagles. I still have to get use to   this lens.  Hand held work well but on flying birds I find it hard to focus.

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David5711
 
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I had the Tamron 200-500 and did not really like it. Intermittent focus and slow. I could not capture eagles flying and fishing. Even "easy" shots were 50/50 if they would turn out. It was very soft and focus seemed off. Could not really blow anything up.I was able to return it after about 6 months. I could not resist the temptation of the 150-600 even though it went against my better judgement. I was disappointed. Again I tried to capture eagles fishing and in flight. It just can't do it. ...

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I'm really liking this lens. It's well built, finish is very nice, the vc works even better than I expected and the IQ and bokeh is comparably to anything out there in good light. I does have it's limitations though. Don't expect it to keep up with faster lenses in low light. Just use this excellent value long lens for what it was meant to do and you'll love it. You can see images taken with it on my zenfolio site.

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I've had this lens on my canon 5d3 for a little less than a week. I normally use the 70 200 2.8 with the latest 2x as my walk around.  I also have the 400 5.6 but I like the stabilization using the 70 200 (latest version).  My first day with the lens I had a snowy owl hover  15 feet in front of me for about 20 seconds. The lens refused to focus although the bird fighting a strong wind was almost stationary in front of me.  If I was using my regular set up I would have gotten probably 50 once ...

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I have made that review and MTF's comparising the Tamron 150-600 with Canon 100-400 using the Canon 7D. Here you can see the MTF comparising diafragm per diafragm: http://flic.kr/p/km47DB http://flic.kr/p/km5LYS

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I have had the tammy 150 600 for a week. I am using the 5d3. I have found that it will struggle and stall in the 300 to 600mm range using the center focus. If I use any other focus point it snaps into focus immediately.  The pictures I am getting show feather detail at a distance that was not possible with my 400 5.6 or my 70 200 2.8 (2) with the 2x (3).   The images are sharp, great color, great bokeh and the  lens offers great stabilization. The firmware update (123) didn't help. I don't ...

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