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
greg mclemore
 

I am a serious birder, love shooting waterfowl birds, very hard to get close to them. I use this lens on my D7100 and could not be happier, I know the lenses limitations, mainly the f stop, but the light weight and fine vibation reduction device helps . This lens is sharp and the focusing speeds good. For what this lens does and its price, it cannot be beaten for.

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Metah
 

I own the nikon version paired with the D610. Great lens for the price and zoom range the image quality and focus speed are very acceptable when there is enough light

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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 am loving this new lens. Shooting birds in flight on auto focus and getting great results. Quick and easy to change to manual focus. I would highly recommend this lens to anyone shooting sports or wildlife. Swans in flight using auto focus. Almost full zoom

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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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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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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
 

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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