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Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di VC USD - YAY or NAY

 
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Apr 30, 2014 17:08 |  #16

I am impressed with all the shots !!!!


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Apr 30, 2014 23:07 |  #17

To the OP: Check out the Lens Sample Photo Archive for the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX OS and look for Gabebalazs photos. He uses it with a 2x TC shoots at 600mm quite a lot. His photos are sharper than the Tammy. He initially purchased one when they first became available. Tried it for a couple of weeks and sent it back. He was much happier with his Sigma & TC. However, it could be his copy of the Tamron was not a good one. His photos are fantastic non the less.

With that said, I have had the Tamron since about middle of February and am very happy with my copy. I use it with the 60D. It has it's faults but understanding its limitations and the need to keep the shutter speed up helps. Not near as easy to use as my 100-400, but when you need 600 it's the best bang for the buck.


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Apr 30, 2014 23:14 |  #18

Heya,

Why are we comparing a $3.5k lens with a TC ($hundreds) to a $1k lens?

Completely different lenses. Completely different costs.

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Apr 30, 2014 23:19 |  #19

MalVeaux, to answer your question, read the very first post from the OP. He wanted to know, so I told him. Just reporting the facts, not comparing dollars to dollars.


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Apr 30, 2014 23:22 |  #20

more than anything else tamron is very handy to carry..... so far i have not used it on a tripod. even after 4 hr shooting...you dont feel the strain.

It takes a lot of skill to track birds in flight..


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Apr 30, 2014 23:33 |  #21

Good news, Tamron 150-600 Nikon & Canon should be shipping around May 10, I was told by the Tamron rep that they will have a small batch for Nikon and a bit more of the Canon mounts to ship.

I hope everyone get 1 they have had on order for awhile, I can't wait for 1 for my Canon.

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Apr 30, 2014 23:46 |  #22

jbrackjr wrote in post #16874007 (external link)
MalVeaux, to answer your question, read the very first post from the OP. He wanted to know, so I told him. Just reporting the facts, not comparing dollars to dollars.

No worries, wasn't trying to be snarky. I think we sometimes collectively however forget what we are even comparing when we do it out of context.

Kind of like simply going straight to the Canon 600 F4L II IS, at $13,000. Sigma 120-300 F2.8 OS, with 2.0x TC (600mm, F5.6) at around $4,000. Tamron 600 F6.3 VC at $1000.

We would all hope things that cost more than 3~4 times, and 13 times more money, would honestly be better.

Looking at images done by these lenses, all the images being posted in those respective threads are fantastic--testament to the skilled photographers using them, not just the lens auto-producing stunning images. The point I think is to simply note that the right tool, for the right job. The extreme job, may just need the extreme lens. But the casual job, may not. And honestly, a lot of images if printed out on big 20x30 posters, unless you knew the hardware requires to perform some shots, they'd look nearly the same.

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