tamron 150-600 arrived - what a lens
So far I only used nikon glass (24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f4, 28 f1.8... ) an i tried once a tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC - was not bad, but i decided for the nikon.
and after 6 weeks of waiting (not that long) i got the 150-600 and that piece is build like a nikon lens. very solid feeling and you think you use a lens of top quality - in my opinion comparable to a 24-70 from nikon or at least to a 70-200f4.
i did some test shots, of course not a cotrolled test, but at 200mm the sharpness and contrast is compareable to the nikon 70-200f4. and at 400 and 600mm the pictures look still sahrp and detailed. (better than an upsampled from the nikon f4). of course this does not proove anything, but i want to express that i am satisfied with that lens so far for that price. this is not like the old tamron lenses - this is definitely a different class.
before i switched to full frame i was concerned about teh weight and now i buy a 2 kg lens - i must smile about myself and how unimportand the weight now is ..
I am also happy to have a 600mm lens - this makes a real difference compared to a 200mm ..
left side nikon, right side tamron. both @ 200mm, f6.7 (center of frame, 100% crop) -
this is only a fast test to see if i will kepp it - hav eno 400 or 600 lens (at 400mm and 600mm quality is also good)