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Jan 28, 2014 08:28 |  #2926

gabebalazs wrote in post #16643629 (external link)
US owners of this lens, please do me a favor.

Could you check if your lens came with an actual warranty card (the usual Tamron greenish/blueish + white single paper)

I'm about to send my lens back and I don't know if mine ever came with one. It's possible that it didn't since nobody seems to use paper warranty cards any more.

I have all paperwork, packaging etc. but I just don't know if I'm supposed to have an actual warranty card too (can't find it).

Gabe, Got mine from B&H, there's no warranty card, just a few instruction sheets and a software silkyix registration sheet.

thanks a lot for all your testing and images.




  
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Jan 28, 2014 08:31 as a reply to  @ lescrane's post |  #2927

another test from China

http://www.mobile01.co​m/newsdetail.php?id=14​522 (external link)

a lengthy write up, very hard to follow with the translation. seems like he first thought the sharpness was very bad, but then attributed a lot of problems to the air quality.
Headline is "Bird poor choice for Tamron...." but not even sure if that translation is correct




  
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Jan 28, 2014 08:35 |  #2928

Got mine from Wolfe photo, SN 00010X, no warranty reg card.

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Jan 28, 2014 08:39 |  #2929

gabebalazs wrote in post #16643537 (external link)
The original non-OS version (no stabilization) is cheap now since it is an older design and not as good optically or AF-wise as the OS and OS Sport models.

The OS and OS sport models are optically identical, regardless of Brian's (TDP) test results. The general consensus is that he must have had a bad copy when he tested the OS non-Sport version (similarly to his "adventure" with two copies of the Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC).

So the 120-300 2.8 OS model (which I own) was a redesign after the original non-OS model, and is much better in every aspect.

The newest, current OS-Sport model is the same as my OS model with some changes: focus limiter, sleeker appearance, and compatibility with Sigma's USB dock, which allows you to calibrate the lens at home with the help of a computer. You can even speed up AF a little bit through this calibration at the expense of AF accuracy, but tests show that AF accuracy is not really hurt by this.

So these are the 3 Sigma 120-300 models. The old non-OS model is cheap but not as good as the newer, OS equipped models, which aren't simply just the old model with an OS unit slapped on them but a totally different, better optical design. Unfortunately, reliability seems to be an issue with this lens.

Thanks for taking the time to explain the differences, Gabe. Much appreciated!


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Jan 28, 2014 09:01 |  #2930

lescrane wrote in post #16643753 (external link)
Gabe, Got mine from B&H, there's no warranty card, just a few instruction sheets and a software silkyix registration sheet.

thanks a lot for all your testing and images.

Awesome! Thank you guys, I really appreciate the help.


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Jan 28, 2014 09:06 |  #2931

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #16643248 (external link)
Thanks Dre!

Is that inexpensive non OS version any good?

Trust me no. There maybe 5 copies out there that work in AI servo mode. Read any sports forum and you know what I am talking. I had one and it couldn't track even someone walking slowly and that on 1dmk2.

BTW - Optically it was perfect. I had it along with canon 300mm f2.8 IS I for a yr and I tested both multiple times. Sigma was as good as canon in one shot mode. Only thing it was like 280mm vs 300mm on canon. It failed miserably in AI servo mode. That was main issue most folks spent money for canon.


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Jan 28, 2014 11:46 |  #2932

camahoy wrote in post #16643536 (external link)
I didnt have any trouble with the AF today, worked flawlessly, atleast on the 250 photos i took. Did some BIF, i missed completely, but not the lens faul, just me :)

This is encouraging. I do not expect great BIF results with any of the lenses being discussed here. I have some great BIF shots from my 100-400, but many more fails. With the narrow FOV at 600mm on a crop, I suspect that I would not have the greatest luck even finding BIF, much less getting wonderful results on a regular basis. Nobody seems to be trying this lens for BIF at 500mm or 400mm, which I understand, but if it works as well at 400mm as the 100-400 in terms of AF for BIF, or if it works better at 500mm than it does at 600mm, there is at least no loss in capability compared to what I can do now in this regard.


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Jan 28, 2014 11:53 |  #2933

DXOMark has added the 100-400mm test results to their database. You can now compare with the Sigma 50-500 on most Canon bodies. They also mentioned results for the Tamron 150-600mm will be posted in a few days. I would recommend using the Field Map at different apertures when trying to compare sharpness.

http://www.dxomark.com …_598_795_464_79​5_1130_915 (external link)


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Jan 28, 2014 12:09 |  #2934

Cool, thx, I'm curious...


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Jan 28, 2014 12:19 |  #2935

camahoy wrote in post #16643536 (external link)
Yeah i got a response today. They said it could happen when the contrast is too low, like we predicted. They told me to activate Lens Drive when Af not possible, all though i said we've already tried that. I didnt have time to response today, im back at work tomorrow again.

I didnt have any trouble with the AF today, worked flawlessly, atleast on the 250 photos i took. Did some BIF, i missed completely, but not the lens faul, just me :)

Thanks for the update! Let us know if you hear more.


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Jan 28, 2014 12:37 |  #2936

DAA wrote in post #16643776 (external link)
Got mine from Wolfe photo, SN 00010X, no warranty reg card.

- DAA

Got mine there also SN 125 and no warranty card but the box says 6 years




  
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Jan 28, 2014 12:41 |  #2937

camahoy wrote in post #16643536 (external link)
Yeah i got a response today. They said it could happen when the contrast is too low, like we predicted. They told me to activate Lens Drive when Af not possible, all though i said we've already tried that. I didnt have time to response today, im back at work tomorrow again.

I didnt have any trouble with the AF today, worked flawlessly, atleast on the 250 photos i took. Did some BIF, i missed completely, but not the lens faul, just me :)


Feel stupid for this question but what is the lens drive?




  
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Jan 28, 2014 12:45 |  #2938

It's a setting in the custom menu. You can set it to keep searching (AF) when it can't really find detail to lock on, or you can turn it off, and the camera just gives up if it can't AF


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Jan 28, 2014 12:48 |  #2939

gabebalazs wrote in post #16644482 (external link)
It's a setting in the custom menu. You can set it to keep searching (AF) when it can't really find detail to lock on, or you can turn it off, and the camera just gives up if it can't AF


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Jan 28, 2014 14:18 |  #2940

Static image comparison on a 7D
Canon 500mm IS + 1.4x f8
Tamron 600mm f8

700mm
https://dl.dropboxuser​content.com …0mm%20at%20700m​m%20f8.jpg (external link)

600mm
https://dl.dropboxuser​content.com …D/Tamron%20600m​m%20f8.jpg (external link)


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