TQGroup

TQGroup

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired... mainly
Joined on Jan 11, 2014

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  • Hi Tom Australia is kind of a big island, about 80% of continental USA in size with only around 25 million people. About 70% live on the eastern coastal fringe from Cairns in Queensland around to ...
  • Very impressive, Joe... as is all your work. I've tried the Gen 2 with the TC 14N and it probably is the best value way to get past 800mm. Now, you've set the standard for 1200mm, on the cheep, cheep.
  • The Hoya Fusion Antistatic circular polariser, tested at Lens Tip: http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?art=139; has a filter factor of 1.3. It only loses 1 1/3rd stops of light which makes it more ...
  • Excellent advice, Mr Flood and very well written. At l-o-n-g focal lengths, technique is paramount. But if the lens isn't up to it... A top F1 driver will not win many F1 races driving an also-ran ...
  • Hi Lance Unfortunately, I'm not an optical electronics engineer so I can only offer an unqualified opinion... and I'm afraid it will have to be in my version of gibberish. 1. The lens does not ...
  • Good luck with all that. Using a range finder sure beats pacing it out... Cheers, Andrew
  • OK, here is a video by Dustin Abbott that should explain the possibilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vm-17Pq6Jc Like yourself, my AF is spot on straight out of the box. Cheers, Andrew
  • Very nice indeed, Alan. A good capture in tough conditions. 1/160 sec at 500mm is never easy. Cheers, Andrew
  • Hi Sar At 840mm, wide-open at f9 and hand held, these are stunning images! For sure, the Gen 2 + TC-X14N tracks remarkably well as these are small, fast moving targets. Amazing combo and skills! Ch ...
  • Hi Alan Thanks for the nice words. If you are a target shooter, then I predict your lens will be amazingly devoid of all the VR problems and sample variation issues that have troubled so many users ;-)
  • OK, this is not my use case for this lens so I can't offer a personal opinion from experience... Camera Labs have tests at long distances for the Gen 2 here: http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Tamro ...
  • Thank you, Per. You are very kind. We have 6 Tamron 150-600's in our group. None have needed to be exhanged and none need fine tuning except for the Gen 2 with TC). Maybe, there is more variation ...
  • Sorry to interrupt, Per. Please, do not test these in a shop!!! Do test the lenses where you intend to use them and in the conditions you will use them. You cannot test AF on BIF in a shop! As I ...
  • Hi Alan I have had this lens since it was first released and have not experienced the issues you are concerned about. Neither have my colleagues who have used it or own their own. This lens will ...
  • You are right, not yet. have you thought about changing the AF range on your lens? I've set mine to 5m to infinity and benefit from faster AF performance where I need it. Cheers, Andrew
  • Hi Bill LOL! How can one argue with facts like those! FWIW, let me put it another way: Lets suppose that the Tamron Gen 2 was made by Nikon and the 200-500 was made by Tamron... I wonder how well a ...
  • Nice images, sir! FWIW, I have posted some images from the D500 with the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Tamrons on another forum: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58889570 These were all hand held and I ...
  • Of course, your head exploding couldn't have anything to do with New Year celebrations...:-D FWIW, I chose a Tamron Gen 2 150-600 simply because it can do so much more for me. And it mostly does it ...
  • I agree with your comments as I own this combo. This is a very good solution at 300mm FF/ 450mm DX. While idea for travel, it is not very flexible, however... I also have owned a Tamron Gen 1 for ...
  • OK, now that you have showed your hand, I can support your further evaluation of the Gen 2. I agree with your assessment of good balance, weight and AF, which means fast and accurate "quick-draw" ...
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