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Feb 02, 2014 00:44 |  #3106

bobbyz wrote in post #16650553 (external link)
One owl shot and we saying AF is as good as 600mm f4 IS? Sorry I would love to see some more BIFs shots with a sequence shown here. BTW - Nobody buys 600mm f4 IS for BIF shots as it is not HH lens. That is where 500mm f4 shines. And newer version through lot more expensive is lighter.

The guy problably shot quite a number of other photos too during the day.


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Feb 02, 2014 00:48 |  #3107

^ Haha seriously, use the Multi-Quote feature :lol:


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Feb 02, 2014 01:01 |  #3108

pknight wrote in post #16653541 (external link)
Tamron (or anyone else) is not going to release returns data. It would be interesting, but I am certain that any number you hear will be pure speculation.

Lens Rentals sometimes do give us an indication about returns.


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Feb 02, 2014 01:02 |  #3109

shutterbug guy wrote in post #16653779 (external link)
I'll probably bypass the lens coat on this lens as it's black. If it were white I'd consider it possibly. Are you going to lens coat your lens?

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I often use a coat to protect from scratches - especially since I often like to press a lens up against a tree or similar if not having a monopod with me.


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Feb 02, 2014 01:07 |  #3110

stang67 wrote in post #16656995 (external link)
^ Haha seriously, use the Multi-Quote feature :lol:

The comments were written over a span of maybe 2.5 hours :p

I just had to work through a full week of back-log.


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Feb 02, 2014 07:56 |  #3111

jbrackjr wrote in post #16656670 (external link)
I would agree with this in most cases. The one exception I can think of off hand is when doing an airshow, you will need to keep your shutter speed to 1/500th (preferably less) when shooting the prop aircraft and choppers or they will look like they are parked in the sky.:lol:

How would this be as an airshow lens?


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Feb 02, 2014 08:43 |  #3112

The Fred Miranda forum shows about 25% of these lenses going back to the dealers. The main complaint seems to be that the servo does not operate properly but there are also complaints about image quality. Allot of the people who are keeping the lens say it is for there wife or for a friend who wants to tag along on a photo outing. I was going to try one but the number of images with questionable IQ has me very leery. I really wanted this lens to work but I guess you get what you pay for.


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Feb 02, 2014 08:53 |  #3113

lazer-jock wrote in post #16657412 (external link)
How would this be as an airshow lens?

I would think it would do well at an airshow. I normally use my 100-400 which is great for that purpose, but you can always use more reach.:)


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Feb 02, 2014 09:14 |  #3114

Larry Weinman wrote in post #16657494 (external link)
Allot of the people who are keeping the lens say it is for there wife or for a friend who wants to tag along on a photo outing.

Hmm I read that thread, if your referring to the "Poll" thread on FM. One person said he was keeping it for his wife/tag alongs. How does that equate to a lot? Just curious. I mean the thread only has 4 posts.


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Feb 02, 2014 09:19 |  #3115

Grizz wrote in post #16657566 (external link)
Hmm I read that thread, if your referring to the "Poll" thread on FM. One person said he was keeping it for his wife/tag alongs. How does that equate to a lot? Just curious. I mean the thread only has 4 posts.

Lol. I guess some people like to rush to make judgement. Hopefully the mob mentality of the nature of forums like this will serve to temper these sort of interpretations.




  
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Feb 02, 2014 09:28 |  #3116

Sure this isn't a high grade professional lens, but it's quite good for the price, and what do people expect for a $1000 lens with this zoom range? Really, if it gets as close as it does in those 600 prime shots, I think that says alot. Although we can't totally say that yet I guess.

Sure, I'd love to own a 400 2.8, or 500 F/4, and maybe someday I would. But for now, I cant justify that expense when it's a hobby at the moment, and I haven't sold anything yet/I can only shoot on the weekends.

I could get a used 400 or 500 prime, but that still would cost probably 3-4k minimum? Actually probably more than that.


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Feb 02, 2014 09:29 |  #3117

SamFrench wrote in post #16657581 (external link)
Lol. I guess some people like to rush to make judgement. Hopefully the mob mentality of the nature of forums like this will serve to temper these sort of interpretations.

Everyone will make his/her judgements about this lens or any other piece of equipment based on their own expectations, and with a lens of course, visual examples of what it can or cannot do. I would head over to the Flickr group for that lens and see examples both good and bad and then that may help in making a determination of its capabilities. Forum threads, be it here or anywhere else can be helpful but not the be all and end all in making a decision. Of course this is only my humble opinion. http://www.flickr.com/​groups/2470447@N21/ (external link)


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Feb 02, 2014 09:39 |  #3118

Grizz wrote in post #16657599 (external link)
Everyone will make his/her judgements about this lens or any other piece of equipment based on their own expectations, and with a lens of course, visual examples of what it can or cannot do. I would head over to the Flickr group for that lens and see examples both good and bad and then that may help in making a determination of its capabilities. Forum threads, be it here or anywhere else can be helpful but not the be all and end all in making a decision. Of course this is only my humble opinion. http://www.flickr.com/​groups/2470447@N21/ (external link)

Thanks for the link! Joined. But I doubt you'll see many examples there of bad shots, or what it can't do. :D And even if you do see bad shots, how will you be able to tell if it was the lens or the shooter?

That being said, I do enjoy seeing good shots taken with this lens. Mine's still on back order from Adorama :(


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Feb 02, 2014 09:49 |  #3119

Kickflipkid687 wrote in post #16657598 (external link)
Sure this isn't a high grade professional lens, but it's quite good for the price, and what do people expect for a $1000 lens with this zoom range? Really, if it gets as close as it does in those 600 prime shots, I think that says alot. Although we can't totally say that yet I guess.

Sure, I'd love to own a 400 2.8, or 500 F/4, and maybe someday I would. But for now, I cant justify that expense when it's a hobby at the moment, and I haven't sold anything yet/I can only shoot on the weekends.

I could get a used 400 or 500 prime, but that still would cost probably 3-4k minimum? Actually probably more than that.

400/5.6 is under $2k brand new. 400/4 is a different matter...


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Feb 02, 2014 09:55 |  #3120

LV Moose wrote in post #16657632 (external link)
Thanks for the link! Joined. But I doubt you'll see many examples there of bad shots, or what it can't do. :D And even if you do see bad shots, how will you be able to tell if it was the lens or the shooter?

That being said, I do enjoy seeing good shots taken with this lens. Mine's still on back order from Adorama :(

Well bad can be subjective and if the examples shown are not up to someones expectations then it could be helpful in making a decision. :)

Agreed you will see the best examples there but that can be helpful. I mean really, I'm sure if I had a 600l F4 ver II and a 1DX I could muster up some horrible shots with them! :) Sure would like to try. :)

Can't wait to see what you can do when you get yours.


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