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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My camera is the Sony DSLR-A580. Having pre-ordered this lens back at the New Year for Sony mount when first announcements and rumors said it would be released in January 17 in all 3 mounts...only to find (somewhat expected) that the Canon mount was the only one that trickled out that time, and Nikon & Sony had to wait. It took until September to finally get the lens in Sony mount - and during that time I read all reviews, samples, tests, etc that seemed to be forming a consensus early that ...

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I've had this long enough that I feel confident I can review it. Here's the tl;dr - if you want more than 300mm of reach, this will give you 90% of the quality of the best consumer super-telephoto lenses in the world, for 10% of the price. If you can afford to pay 10x more for that extra quality then go ahead. But if spending $10,000 on a lens is unrealistic, this is the next best thing. Disclaimer: I'm still fairly new to photography, having owned my first DSLR for about 5 months. But I'm a ...

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After owning this lens for two months and using it to photograph Football matches on a D610 Nikon and occasionally a D7100 Nikon camera I felt posting my review of the product my help those contemplating one of these lenses make up their mind. Using a lens this heavy is a challenge for anyone. I'm a retired Professional photographer, well used to having heavy cameras but even for me, using this lens on a correctly equipped body needs a degree of muscle I'm sorry to say I no longer have. Corre ...

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And it costs about 1/10th what you paid for that Canon or Nikon lens. And it's not nearly as big. And it's a fraction of the weight. If you want to pay 10 times as much and lug around a bulky, heavy beast of a lens, you are certainly free to do so. You might get a slightly sharper image. You might get a bit more butter in your bokeh. Maybe you can drop that monster down a flight of stairs and not fear for its safety. (Then again, maybe not.) You will absolutely not get 10 times the image ...

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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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Omexis
 
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I am new to DSLRs having bought the Canon 5D Mk III with the 24-105mm Kit lens. The kit lens served me well but I was lacking reach. I was looking into getting the Canon 100-400L until someone suggested the Tamron 150-600. After reading reviews and comparing image quality between the two lens, I was set on getting the Tamron (with a little doubt as Tamron was 3rd party and previously not known for making great lenses). One day decided to buy one and lucky enough a local shop had one in stock ...

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I wrote a fairly lengthy review over at my site for the new(ish) Tamron 150-600mm lens. I am really enjoying the lens but it does need some careful use and time to get used to it. Having a 600mm lens is opening up new opportunities for my photography. http://www.sheridanphoto.com/?page_id=1537 Here is the conclusion from the review: This lens is not a 600mm f4 replacement. This lens is not going to work well handheld and in poor light. This lens is not small or light. This lens is a well ...

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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 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 ...

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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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