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Tamron developing 150-600mm VC USD lens

 
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Jan 18, 2014 10:55 |  #2251

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Well i picked up mine earlier today and so far am pretty impressed it.I was testing it against my 100-400 and must say at 400mm wide open they're very close. Granted ill have to do some more controlled test but heres a shot taken indoors wide open@400mm. Can you guess which lens?

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Canon on the right.

After owning multiple Tamron's and comparing them to the BEST Canon lenses I can now clearly pick out the Tamrons color vs the Canon.

No brainer on this one.

EDIT: Now they are stacked on my quote. so should be the BOTTOM is canon. Much better colors.
EDIT: exposure is off on both. I take it back and canot really predict. Top is darker bottom is brighter. Not fair comparison


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Jan 18, 2014 11:26 |  #2252

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Email me your order number: elen@adorama.com (external link), and I'll see if I can find out anything


Sent an email a couple days ago no answer.

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Jan 18, 2014 11:42 |  #2253

^, did you call Kenmore Camera to see if they have any instock yet?


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Jan 18, 2014 12:30 |  #2254

Talley wrote in post #16615679 (external link)
No brainer on this one...

...I take it back and canot really predict.

What changed? The photos stayed the same and it was a "no brainer" before, so curious why you changed your mind...?


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Jan 18, 2014 12:38 |  #2255

Kickflipkid687 wrote in post #16613423 (external link)
I'd say it looks very damn similar/if not the same. :) If u gotta really nitpick, then I'd call it good/good enough. Especially saving like 800$ and getting more reach.

It looks very similar, i.e. not indicating that current 100-400 owners should switch. But indicating that people without either lens could save money by getting the 150-600.


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Jan 18, 2014 12:40 |  #2256

gocolts wrote in post #16613425 (external link)
I would agree- everyone is worried about how the 150-600 will compare to the 100-400L at 400mm wide-open. The real benefit of this lens, to me, is the ability to go from 400-600mm at f/8. That's the comparison I care about.

If I just wanted 400mm f/5.6 I have plenty of other lens choices I can consider.

The 100-400 can do 400 at f/8.
The 150-600 needs to capture more details for it to matter that it can do 600/8.
Extra reach is only meaningful if it gives extra details captured.


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Jan 18, 2014 12:57 |  #2257

pwm2 wrote in post #16615925 (external link)
It looks very similar, i.e. not indicating that current 100-400 owners should switch. But indicating that people without either lens could save money by getting the 150-600.

Yeah. Still can't really say it's worth swapping the 100-400 for the Tamron. But, if they use a teleconverter, then it's probably worth it I'd think.

Stupid weather .... very overcast/foggy/dim yet today :(.


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Jan 18, 2014 13:17 |  #2258

How is the AF?


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Jan 18, 2014 13:29 |  #2259

AF is good in decent light; it struggles pretty badly in heavy shade/dimly lit areas, though. It's slightly slower than the 100-400 but not terribly so.


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Jan 18, 2014 13:48 |  #2260

Kickflipkid687 wrote in post #16615793 (external link)
^, did you call Kenmore Camera to see if they have any instock yet?

The one I picked up yesterday was the last one they had in stock from the current shipment. Couldn't say, for sure, when they were going to get another one or when they were going to get anything but Canon mounts.


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Jan 18, 2014 13:56 |  #2261

DreDaze wrote in post #16615572 (external link)
oh i know...i've seen them, it's more of a comment of all the people reacting to smaller shots though

It never ends. One of these days, I'm going to take a shot with a 99c store plastic magnifying glass on the end of a cardboard tube, PP and downsize it to 300*200, and ask people to guess the lens, and I will get responses like, "wow!!! I don't know what lens that is, but it's damn sharp!!!!".




  
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Jan 18, 2014 14:17 |  #2262

There's two now available on eBay in Cardiff. £1149.




  
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Jan 18, 2014 14:22 |  #2263

John Sheehy wrote in post #16616100 (external link)
It never ends. One of these days, I'm going to take a shot with a 99c store plastic magnifying glass on the end of a cardboard tube, PP and downsize it to 300*200, and ask people to guess the lens, and I will get responses like, "wow!!! I don't know what lens that is, but it's damn sharp!!!!".

LMAO. Not only that, it will be compared to a Canon 200-400 and to the Canon 500 with 1.4xTC and will win the contest by a mile....

I will rent this lens and test it nonetheless.

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Jan 18, 2014 14:37 |  #2264

Just did a boring focus chart test, but from what I saw on the LCD, my Tamron is sharp/looks good, and seemed to be very close/the same as my 70-200 F/4 L IS at same aperture/focal length. But I need to look at 100% in lightroom now and see.

I'll probably post some 100% crops in a bit for you to see how it looks wide open vs. F/9 and F/11.

I made sure to use a Tripod, with cable release, 2 second timer, no UV filters, mirror lockup, no IS/VC, and Manually focused with Live View zoomed in.


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Jan 18, 2014 14:41 |  #2265

Kickflipkid687 wrote in post #16615793 (external link)
^, did you call Kenmore Camera to see if they have any instock yet?

Yes I did they have two but both are spoken for




  
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