Pre-Order (at B&H): Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD Lens for Sony

Started Dec 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
lehill
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Re: Pre-Order (at B&H): Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD Lens for Sony

MikeInOr wrote:

In all seriousness what would someone use a lens like this for? Birds? I can't think of anything else it would be good for if you weren't "Mangum PI"? Isn't f/5-6.3 too slow for sports? I can't imagine trying to use this in an auditorium.

What do you guys use these magnum Zooms for?

Wildlife and there's never enough "mm" in a lens for a wildlife shooter. The aperture range is the same as my Sigma 150-500mm (with OS. Sigma is smart!) so it's just a sunny day lens. It's a necessary sacrifice, those fast long lenses are super expensive ($13k for the Sony 500mm f4, $7.5k for Sony 300mm f2.8, etc).

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