Tamron 150-600

Started Jun 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
jay_akita Regular Member • Posts: 255
Re: Tamron 150-600


jay_akita wrote:

Tom Lusk wrote:

by 600mm the lens isn't especially sharp at all

That statement plus the ample supply of PF noted, is enough to turn me off this lens.

A quality xmm-400mm zoom lens with a matched TC would possibly do better.

There are many real world examples that would suggest otherwise - especially stopped down a bit. Excellent bokeh to boot. First link especially has some phenomenal shots @ 600mm.






No problem.  It seems there may be some caveats to AF with this lens on a Canon depending on camera model (I've read they've been fixed with a lens FW update) but when it comes to IQ IMO the first link says it all.

Personally, if had a 500mm prime and was able to get photos as good as the 600mm photos in the first link I would be thrilled but could never justify the cost.  Or the size penalty for lugging around such a specialty lens (I'm not a birder but am always disappointed when I spot some cool wildlife and don't have a super telephoto to capture it).  I could see throwing the 150-600 in the car every time I venture out of the city and even taking it along on day hikes.  I think it'd be pretty fun taking landscape photos at the long end taking advantage of the extremely narrow field of view.

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