Birds in flight - disappointing. Technique?

Started Oct 29, 2022 | Questions thread
OP BenJN Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: Tamron...
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3Percent wrote:

My experiences with Tamron zooms for CAF work have always been sub par to what I get with native or Sigma lenses. I find that the lens is the bottleneck, not the D500, and have zero issues with the 100-400 Sigma Contemporary. Absolutely a stellar combo with the D500- stellar meaning, consistency of continuous autofocus and keeper rates, better than some Nikon native glass.

Key is finding the lens/camera combination that seems to communicate well with one another, once you do, then work on your techniques.

I have found that Tamron lenses are nervous when in continuous af modes, undecisive, unreliable for action work. Great for still subjects. The difference was enough for me to take Tamron off my list of lenses for serious action work.

Just my .02 amigo.

Very interesting, thank you. I may take the plunge on one of the Sigmas at some point after trying to get the best from my current combo.

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