Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
Thread started 13 Dec 2013 (Friday) 23:44
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD

 
Geordie ­ Amanda
Senior Member
Avatar
367 posts
Gallery: 4 photos
Likes: 91
Joined Feb 2007
Location: Manchester UK
     
Aug 29, 2014 10:33 |  #4531

Peter2516 wrote in post #17122968 (external link)
Amanda good luck tomorrow please post your thoughts about it. Try some shots also with with VC on and off just a suggestion.

Well , I now need a fitness instructor.........I bought it :) It's not much heavier than my 70-200mm 2.8 with the 1.4 TC attached though.

The VC is noticeably more 'jerky' in operation but I put this down to now having almost a 1,000mm lens equivalent. I tried it in my house and found it didn't track focus on Ai which was worrying, even though it is a latest copy and has a big serial number (should be OK with my 7D). Pointed the lens outdoor into a gloomy wet day and it worked fine. I think it's just not great in really low light. Anyhoo, I now need to find a 95mm filter before I take it out properly.

I tried it in the shop on a monopod and it didn't seem much happier with the VC on. Switching it off improved matters tad, it shouldn't be too much of a problem though as I shoot mainly sports (and stalk the man down the street :) ). Not read the instructions yet, but I'm guessing it isn't an automatically 'pod' sensing lens?

Big thanks and hugs to all the peeps who had given me advice :)


Call me Amanda please :)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
sirquack
Goldmember
Avatar
2,565 posts
Gallery: 65 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 903
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
     
Aug 29, 2014 10:53 |  #4532

Definitely not a 'pod sensing device. The instructions specifically suggest turning off the VC when on tripod. But the way I look at it, the lens for the price means I have to make the decision to do a few things it won't do. But that is more than fine for this price.
The VC does seems a lot different from IS on the Canon branded lenses, but not bad, just different. It settles down pretty quickly once it gets up to speed. I still have to get out and shoot at the local bird blinds with it. I plan to go out a little later in the morning and a little earlier in the evening to make sure there is plenty of light. This thing definitely does better in brighter conditions. But that is what I knew going into the purchase. I may try to get out at lunch and catch a few of the birds flying around the work back yard.


Name is Ron.
Bodies - 6D/5D3/7D2-Gripped
Lenses - Canon 17-40 F4/24-70 F2.8 II/85 F1.8/Canon 70-200 F2.8 II/F4/Sigma 30 DC/Tamron 150-600
Website (external link)
Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sploo
premature adulation
2,414 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 464
Joined Nov 2011
Location: West Yorkshire, UK
     
Aug 29, 2014 10:59 |  #4533

Geordie Amanda wrote in post #17124523 (external link)
The VC is noticeably more 'jerky' in operation but I put this down to now having almost a 1,000mm lens equivalent. I tried it in my house and found it didn't track focus on Ai which was worrying, even though it is a latest copy and has a big serial number (should be OK with my 7D). Pointed the lens outdoor into a gloomy wet day and it worked fine. I think it's just not great in really low light. Anyhoo, I now need to find a 95mm filter before I take it out properly.

The VC jerking into action on some Tamron lenses seems to be normal - nothing to worry about.

Ignoring the cost; advice seems to be to avoid really large filters (http://www.clarkvision​.com …valuating_filte​r_quality/ (external link)). A large filter on a lens with a large physical aperture (600/6.3=95mm) means you're shooting through the whole filter area, and any flatness/thickness imperfections can cause problems. Maybe best to save the cash, and just ensure to keep the hood on to protect the front.


Camera, some lenses, too little time, too little talent

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Geordie ­ Amanda
Senior Member
Avatar
367 posts
Gallery: 4 photos
Likes: 91
Joined Feb 2007
Location: Manchester UK
     
Aug 29, 2014 11:03 |  #4534

sploo wrote in post #17124568 (external link)
The VC jerking into action on some Tamron lenses seems to be normal - nothing to worry about.

Ignoring the cost; advice seems to be to avoid really large filters (http://www.clarkvision​.com …valuating_filte​r_quality/ (external link)). A large filter on a lens with a large physical aperture (600/6.3=95mm) means you're shooting through the whole filter area, and any flatness/thickness imperfections can cause problems. Maybe best to save the cash, and just ensure to keep the hood on to protect the front.

Thanks for the advice. Perhaps I might get a cheap one for demanding conditions though, just to be safe. Anyone had any issues with weather sealing?

Thanks Sirquack too


Call me Amanda please :)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Peter2516
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
26,311 posts
Gallery: 955 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 24483
Joined Oct 2010
Location: State of Washington
     
Aug 29, 2014 12:04 |  #4535

Geordie Amanda wrote in post #17124523 (external link)
Well , I now need a fitness instructor.........I bought it :) It's not much heavier than my 70-200mm 2.8 with the 1.4 TC attached though.

The VC is noticeably more 'jerky' in operation but I put this down to now having almost a 1,000mm lens equivalent. I tried it in my house and found it didn't track focus on Ai which was worrying, even though it is a latest copy and has a big serial number (should be OK with my 7D). Pointed the lens outdoor into a gloomy wet day and it worked fine. I think it's just not great in really low light. Anyhoo, I now need to find a 95mm filter before I take it out properly.

I tried it in the shop on a monopod and it didn't seem much happier with the VC on. Switching it off improved matters tad, it shouldn't be too much of a problem though as I shoot mainly sports (and stalk the man down the street :) ). Not read the instructions yet, but I'm guessing it isn't an automatically 'pod' sensing lens?

Big thanks and hugs to all the peeps who had given me advice :)

:) I felt the same on my first week using this lens, I thought maybe I need to start lifting weights again.

Yesterday I predicted you are going home with that lens, I just don't want to say it yesterday and wanted to see if I am right and indeed I was right on my prediction :) Congrats, The Jerks when the IS engaged is normal but once it is settled barely you will notice it when you start taking pictures maybe a little, Ron was right definitely not a pod sensing lens.


Peter
http://www.flickriver.​com/photos/peterbangay​an (external link)
EOS 5D Mark IV, 1Dx1, 7D Mark I & II/Canon T2i Gripped/EF 500mm f/4L IS USM MK1 / EF70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM / EF100 -400 f4.5-5.6L USM/ EFS 10-22mm/EFS 17-55mm/EFS 18-200mm/Canon 1.4x II/Canon 2x III/ 430EXII / 580EXII.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Lester ­ Wareham
Moderator
Avatar
28,256 posts
Gallery: 3246 photos
Best ofs: 6
Likes: 16260
Joined Jul 2005
Location: Hampshire, UK
     
Aug 29, 2014 12:42 |  #4536

Geordie Amanda wrote in post #17124523 (external link)
Well , I now need a fitness instructor.........I bought it :) It's not much heavier than my 70-200mm 2.8 with the 1.4 TC attached though.

The VC is noticeably more 'jerky' in operation but I put this down to now having almost a 1,000mm lens equivalent. I tried it in my house and found it didn't track focus on Ai which was worrying, even though it is a latest copy and has a big serial number (should be OK with my 7D). Pointed the lens outdoor into a gloomy wet day and it worked fine. I think it's just not great in really low light. Anyhoo, I now need to find a 95mm filter before I take it out properly.

I tried it in the shop on a monopod and it didn't seem much happier with the VC on. Switching it off improved matters tad, it shouldn't be too much of a problem though as I shoot mainly sports (and stalk the man down the street :) ). Not read the instructions yet, but I'm guessing it isn't an automatically 'pod' sensing lens?

Big thanks and hugs to all the peeps who had given me advice :)

I have tried on a sturdy tripod VC on and off and it did not make any obvious difference, I will do some more testing on this. Shutter speeds were 1/200 to 1/250.

Not tried a monopod yet.


My Photography Home Page (external link) RSS Feed (external link)
Gear List
FAQ on UV and Clear Protective Filters
Macrophotography by LordV

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sirquack
Goldmember
Avatar
2,565 posts
Gallery: 65 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 903
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
     
Aug 29, 2014 13:57 |  #4537

I hope to try it on a mono this weekend. Being a long weekend, my wife only has my time tied up about 90% of the time with honey-dos. So if I can get my 10% somewhere close to home on the bike trails, I hope to drop it on my cheapo monopod and see how it handles.
I did get out at lunch, so I will have some PP to do tonight when the wife is doing some kick boxing. I hope to have some shots to share this evening of butterflies, a few birds, a dragon fly and a couple of frogs that made an appearance. I really love that my corporate office sits on 88 acres and about 25 of that is set up with ponds, rivers and trees to attract the local cirtters to pose.


Name is Ron.
Bodies - 6D/5D3/7D2-Gripped
Lenses - Canon 17-40 F4/24-70 F2.8 II/85 F1.8/Canon 70-200 F2.8 II/F4/Sigma 30 DC/Tamron 150-600
Website (external link)
Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
snake0ape
Goldmember
Avatar
1,223 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 11
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles
     
Aug 29, 2014 14:11 |  #4538

Lester Wareham wrote in post #17124785 (external link)
I have tried on a sturdy tripod VC on and off and it did not make any obvious difference, I will do some more testing on this. Shutter speeds were 1/200 to 1/250.

I did some moon shots on a tripod. With VC on, the moon was not as sharp. For moon shoots at 1/160 sec shutter speed, having VC off produces sharper photos. Perhaps VC is affected by the acute tilt angle to shoot the high moon. And perhaps I have the old firmware. I will be sending in my lens for upgrade firmware soon.


5Diii | 50D | 8-15L 4| 16-35L 2.8 II| 24-70L 2.8 II | 70-200L 2.8 IS II |Tamy 150-600 | Σ35Art 1.4 | 40 2.8 | Σ50Art 1.4 | 85L 1.2 II | 100 2.8 Macro | Helios 44-3 58mm f2.0 |Helios 40-1 85mm f1.5 | 1.4x & 2x teleconverters

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tivoboy
Member
170 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 1
Joined Dec 2009
     
Aug 29, 2014 15:19 as a reply to  @ snake0ape's post |  #4539

speaking of 'pods', anyone know how to get the mount ring off? Can't seem to get it loose enough to come free?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Charlie
Guess What! I'm Pregnant!
16,118 posts
Gallery: 8 photos
Likes: 6183
Joined Sep 2007
     
Aug 29, 2014 15:36 |  #4540

snake0ape wrote in post #17124953 (external link)
I did some moon shots on a tripod. With VC on, the moon was not as sharp. For moon shoots at 1/160 sec shutter speed, having VC off produces sharper photos. Perhaps VC is affected by the acute tilt angle to shoot the high moon. And perhaps I have the old firmware. I will be sending in my lens for upgrade firmware soon.

get your shutter speed a little higher. I think 200 is the sweet spot with this lens + moon.

VC off for any static shot. Super stable tripod also helps.


Sony A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 28/2 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mag-1981
Senior Member
Avatar
987 posts
Gallery: 16 photos
Likes: 123
Joined May 2012
Location: North Yorkshire, UK
     
Aug 29, 2014 15:38 |  #4541

tivoboy wrote in post #17125051 (external link)
speaking of 'pods', anyone know how to get the mount ring off? Can't seem to get it loose enough to come free?

Loose the screw and twist the ring so the two tiny triangles (on the lens and on the ring) are in line and pull. I hope it helps.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sirquack
Goldmember
Avatar
2,565 posts
Gallery: 65 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 903
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
     
Aug 29, 2014 17:59 |  #4542

OK, so it's not exactly Bird In Flight, but it is Bug In Flight. So can I still call it BIF?

IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3883/14890218859_3d4d07fcaf_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oFNg​in  (external link) 2014-08-293.jpg (external link) by R Dean Photo (external link), on Flickr

Name is Ron.
Bodies - 6D/5D3/7D2-Gripped
Lenses - Canon 17-40 F4/24-70 F2.8 II/85 F1.8/Canon 70-200 F2.8 II/F4/Sigma 30 DC/Tamron 150-600
Website (external link)
Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
LV ­ Moose
Moose gets blamed for everything.
Avatar
23,357 posts
Gallery: 209 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 4238
Joined Dec 2008
     
Aug 29, 2014 18:26 as a reply to  @ sirquack's post |  #4543

^ absolutely! Nice capture.


Moose

Gear... Flickr (external link)...Flickr 2 (external link)...
Macro (external link)...Hummingbirds (external link)
Aircraft (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
JVthePT
Goldmember
Avatar
1,468 posts
Gallery: 130 photos
Likes: 743
Joined May 2012
Location: SE Iowa
     
Aug 29, 2014 22:49 |  #4544

Been a long while since I've contributed.
Here are a few Hummingbird shots from last evening.

IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5560/14885049257_761a4df2bd_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oFkL​yi  (external link) 2014_08_28_9999_35 (external link) by JVthePT (external link), on Flickr
IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/14885003178_6c60d67de0_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oFkw​RQ  (external link) 2014_08_28_9999_64 (external link) by JVthePT (external link), on Flickr
IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/14884955660_8fb1a5495a_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oFkh​Jy  (external link) 2014_08_28_9999_130_ed​it (external link) by JVthePT (external link), on Flickr

6D & 7D mark II - Canon 16-35 f/4 IS L, Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L, Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II L, Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS II, Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, Canon 85 f/1.8, Canon 100 f/2.8 USM macro, Canon EF 1.4x III
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Peter2516
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
26,311 posts
Gallery: 955 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 24483
Joined Oct 2010
Location: State of Washington
     
Aug 31, 2014 01:35 |  #4545

IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3887/14883064518_b4d0b58b7c_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oFaA​yE  (external link) 1408_7D082814_00146-Edit-Edit-Edit (external link) by Peter Bangayan (external link), on Flickr

Peter
http://www.flickriver.​com/photos/peterbangay​an (external link)
EOS 5D Mark IV, 1Dx1, 7D Mark I & II/Canon T2i Gripped/EF 500mm f/4L IS USM MK1 / EF70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM / EF100 -400 f4.5-5.6L USM/ EFS 10-22mm/EFS 17-55mm/EFS 18-200mm/Canon 1.4x II/Canon 2x III/ 430EXII / 580EXII.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,423,565 views & 6,002 likes for this thread
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is rsturboguy
844 guests, 334 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.