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Jan 11, 2015 13:47 |  #1

Just ordered the Tamron 150-600 from B&h, along with Lowepro Flipside 300. Supposed to be here Thursday so hopefully Friday I can take it to work and finally get some pictures of an owl that has been laughing at my 55-250! Couldn't afford the 7d2 to go with it but I'll make do until I can.


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Jan 11, 2015 14:40 |  #2

I see they seem to be in stock now. No waiting?


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Jan 11, 2015 14:48 |  #3

Supposed to be here Thursday, everything I ordered was listed as in stock.


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Jan 13, 2015 08:19 as a reply to  @ daverator's post |  #4

One thing, it is a lens you will have to learn to use. It is not the easiest one of the bunch. One things for sure it needs a lot of light to do it's best.
You can see my thread about lenses at '300mm for fun' to see exactly what you can expect.


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Jan 13, 2015 20:56 |  #5

As mentioned by ebiggs - 'One thing, it is a lens you will have to learn to use. It is not the easiest one of the bunch. One things for sure it needs a lot of light to do it's best.'...........
Yeah more or less yes.

Just try to keep it @ f7.1or f8.Never go beyond 540mm-550mm.Be generous with light.

Posting one my images here.
Subject (the bird) nearly 40ft away....not much light though.

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Jan 13, 2015 20:58 |  #6

I shoot at 600 all the time, I basically just treat this lens as a 600mm f8


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Jan 13, 2015 21:44 |  #7

Thanks for the tips, it will take a lot of practice to get a good technique down, I've never had a lense that long, but here in NE Montana the birds and wildlife can see your approach from miles away so you need all the reach you can get.


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Jan 14, 2015 14:10 |  #8

jsecordphoto wrote in post #17381251 (external link)
I shoot at 600 all the time, I basically just treat this lens as a 600mm f8

Most people use their zoom lenses at the long end. Way, way more than ever using it at the short side. Who wants a f5, 150mm lens that is a foot long and very heavy? Nobody that's who. So, 600mm here we come!


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Jan 14, 2015 16:06 |  #9

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Jan 14, 2015 17:36 |  #10

Where I'm at in Montana, its pretty flat, and most of the trees have power lines attached! Need all the reach I can get... or afford!:-)


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Jan 14, 2015 19:11 |  #11

PIXPHATIC wrote in post #17381250 (external link)
As mentioned by ebiggs - 'One thing, it is a lens you will have to learn to use. It is not the easiest one of the bunch. One things for sure it needs a lot of light to do it's best.'...........

There are really two kinds of light. As far as total light captured coming off the subject is concerned, the aperture is the sole determinant (from a given distance), regardless of focal length. So, as far as subject-level noise is concerned, the Tamron at 600mm outperforms any 400/5.6 lens or any 500mm f/6.3 lens. However, the f-stop is the main determinant of AF speed and accuracy, regardless of focal length and magnification, or total subject light collected.

Yeah more or less yes.

Just try to keep it @ f7.1or f8.Never go beyond 540mm-550mm.

AF is snappier going from close to far, or far to close, when you limit the focal length to about 530, but you get the most light from the subject at 600mm (from a given distance), because the aperture is largest at 600mm.




  
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Jan 14, 2015 19:18 |  #12

jsecordphoto wrote in post #17381251 (external link)
I shoot at 600 all the time, I basically just treat this lens as a 600mm f8

I'm at 600mm most of the time, myself, but I use f/9 if the light is half-way decent, because it is a tad sharper than f/8. f/6.3 isn't too bad, and I don't hesitate to use it in very low light (the extra noise of f/9 might negate the value of the sharpness). I also will use f/6.3 when the subject nearly fills the frame, and is far enough away to have some DOF, because pixel-level detailed will be less important because there is no cropping.




  
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Jan 15, 2015 22:19 |  #13

The Tammy came today! Unfortunately I got home from work late, it was after dark. I did get a picture of my coffee cup in my basement! I was surprised at the color and clarity actually because I have florescent lights and used a flash. Hopefully I'll have time tomorrow to get a few practice shots in. I ordered a lowepro flipside 300 so I can leave the lense on the body. It will fit but there isn't much room for much else, couple more lenses, some cleaning wipes and the like. Cant even fit any hoods for the other lenses. I actually got it just for the body and lense but when I put them in the pack, I was thinking it would be nice to have everything in there. Not gonna happen with this.


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Jan 16, 2015 14:30 |  #14

I know I said this earlier ...............
"Most people use their zoom lenses at the long end. Way, way more than ever using it at the short side."

So it is a little odd for me to post a sample image of photo made with the big Tammy set at 200mm! ;-)a
But here it is.


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Jan 16, 2015 17:00 |  #15

Got this today. The wind was blowing hard and it was a little difficult to hold still. Plus it is at 600mm.


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