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Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, reviewed by Lester Wareham

Lester ­ Wareham
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Dec 02, 2014 12:24 |  #1

My new wildlife and birding lens. This lens is incredible value for money and would be 2-3x the price if Canon manufactured it. Sharpness at 600mm wide open (peaking at ~f8) is as good at the 300 f4 IS +1.4XII and only improves as shorter focal lengths are used.
The VR (Tramron name for IS) is effective, but like all long lenses for best results keep the shutter speeds up if working handheld.
The one weakness is there is no panning mode to the VC so this has to be tuned off for significant panning. Another oddity is the focus limiter range which is too distant to be useful in my view.

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Ron ­ Ridout
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Dec 03, 2014 09:12 |  #2

I've had mine for four months now and continue to be impressed with the results. Took it to Tanzania for a month and it stood up to the test well. It's great value for the money.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II EOS 40D EOS 10D PowerShot SX40 HS | Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM EF 500mm f/4L IS USM EF 300mm f/4L IS USM | Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011 | Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro | Canon Speedlite 550EX

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