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Thinking of selling my 100-400 and getting the Tam 150-600

 
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Sep 20, 2014 11:27 |  #1

???Here's the deal my wife ordered me the new 7D MKII and I am so happy. Now I would love to have more reach and I am thinking the Tamron with this new 7D might work out very well. I had a Tamron for a short time and liked it but sold it. Is this a crazy move???




  
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Sep 20, 2014 11:29 |  #2

Might be crazy.
What do you shoot where you'd use 500+?
Have you done a side by side review of these two lenses?
Doesn't the crop factor of the 7DII give you enough reach with the 400?


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Sep 20, 2014 11:32 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #3

I shoot a lot of wildlife and the extra reach is always nice and the crop factor also applies to the 600 also. I am searching for comparisons now




  
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Sep 20, 2014 11:41 |  #4

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #17167186 (external link)
Might be crazy.
What do you shoot where you'd use 500+?
Have you done a side by side review of these two lenses?
Doesn't the crop factor of the 7DII give you enough reach with the 400?

Ted some of us need 500mm plus the crop and a 1.4III most of the time, if you stand on your deck and shoot your fine but if you shoot wild life out in the wild the more reach you have too better. Im not sure where you live or what you shoot?? unless your willing to get 20 feet from something that can kill you in about 3 seconds big reach is good.


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Sep 20, 2014 11:49 |  #5

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???Here's the deal my wife ordered me the new 7D MKII and I am so happy. Now I would love to have more reach and I am thinking the Tamron with this new 7D might work out very well. I had a Tamron for a short time and liked it but sold it. Is this a crazy move???

I like your wife already and I don't know her!! I pre Ordered the 7D mark II myself but have tried to have normal conversation about a great 1.6 crop coming down the pipe but everyone is so cynical about the hole thing it just makes me close the page and walk away. So i'm just going to shoot the hell out of it and show them what can be done not what could be done if they have one maybe. I have been called a fool for pre ordering kinda nuts but keep your head down, shoot first and ask questions later. Peter2516 in the bird section has been shooting the crap out of that lens...I would talk to him.


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Sep 20, 2014 11:51 |  #6

Why would you say this while I'm in the market for a new lens and love this lens, but also want the 135L?


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Sep 20, 2014 11:51 |  #7

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #17167178 (external link)
???Here's the deal my wife ordered me the new 7D MKII and I am so happy. Now I would love to have more reach and I am thinking the Tamron with this new 7D might work out very well. I had a Tamron for a short time and liked it but sold it. Is this a crazy move???

I looked at the Tamron some time a go ... IIRC it performs pretty good at 500mm but sharpness declines from there to 600. So shooting at 500 or 600mm offers a small improvement compared to a cropped image from the 100-400 at 400mm. Not sure how well you would be able to autofocus the Tamron at f/6.3.

The Tamron is way bigger than the 100-400, and therefore would be harder to transport on flights.

So I decided to stick with the 100-400.


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Sep 20, 2014 11:54 |  #8

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #17167178 (external link)
???Here's the deal my wife ordered me the new 7D MKII and I am so happy. Now I would love to have more reach and I am thinking the Tamron with this new 7D might work out very well. I had a Tamron for a short time and liked it but sold it. Is this a crazy move???

Its dependent to your aim, if you like wildlife and the quality of Tamron is Ok,so move toward Tamron man,
also congratulation for 7D.:)


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Sep 20, 2014 11:55 |  #9

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Ted some of us need 500mm plus the crop and a 1.4III most of the time, if you stand on your deck and shoot your fine but if you shoot wild life out in the wild the more reach you have too better. Im not sure where you live or what you shoot?? unless your willing to get 20 feet from something that can kill you in about 3 seconds big reach is good.

Totally understand... and I have no long lens experience. Just wondering how much the IQ degrades as you go longer and add teleconverters. Is getting the shot better than getting a shot in focus? School me... I have a lot to learn.


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Sep 20, 2014 12:02 |  #10

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Totally understand... and I have no long lens experience. Just wondering how much the IQ degrades as you go longer and add teleconverters. Is getting the shot better than getting a shot in focus? School me... I have a lot to learn.

Well, these are issues in wildlife photography.

In bird photography, the shot needs to be sharp and the eyes need to be in focus.

Even with a long lens, you need to get close. You can crop for greater reach, or use a teleconverter. These techniques degrade quality to an extent. So it's best to get closer if you can.


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Sep 20, 2014 12:10 |  #11

Isn't Siggy coming out with a 150-500 in the near future? Might be beneficial to see how it stacks up.


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Sep 20, 2014 12:12 |  #12

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Isn't Siggy coming out with a 150-500 in the near future? Might be beneficial to see how it stacks up.

No, they already have a 150-500mm. They have announced two new 150-600mm lenses which will be available in the near future. If I were the OP, I would certainly wait for the Sigma offerings and then compare those with the Tamron before making a purchase.


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Sep 20, 2014 12:16 |  #13

:o Whoops, that's what i meant, 150-600.


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Sep 20, 2014 12:48 |  #14

i'd wait for the sigmas to be released...i'd bet at least one of them will perform better than the tamron...if not both


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Sep 20, 2014 12:56 |  #15

OP, there is a thread about this topic on another forum. I think you may find it helpful. The forum I am referencing is made up of people who are generally excellent photographers who are serious about producing quality images, and who do not put up with sub-par gear.

I think you may find the 3rd post on page one to be particularly insightful, as it is based on the actual personal experiences of someone who really knows their stuff.

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