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Tammy 150-600... Big WOW for me. Very Impressed

 
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Sep 26, 2015 08:45 |  #1

Color me impressed. Beyond impressed. I think I might sell the 100-400 that I have.-?

We went to 2 national parks looking for grizzlys and on a 4 day wildlife shooting trip. I had a 300 F/2.8 L , a 100-400 L and we rented the tammy just to have some extra reach and to try it out. The Tamron was mounted on a 5D3 and a 7D2 most of the time. The Tamron exceeded any and all expectations i had about the lens. The 100-400L rarely came out of the case. In great light, the Tammy is a keeper

Take a look at some of the shots we posted on our Facebook page. The shots with the 300L were obvious with the background blur making the animals really pop. But to be Honest about it, when i got the 2x TC on the 300L, the Tamron looked pretty darn close. The fricken Tammy rocks at its price point. I think im going to try out the new Sigma 150-600 sports version and make the comparison but to me the Huge advantage is weight. Its very light for 600MM.....Build is OK to me....But to have 600MM on that 7D2 and be able to hike out and not be weighted down was such an advantage....Dragging that 300L around at 9000 Ft and hiking in the Mtns with it was a chore. The Tammy was a piece of cake

If your a hiker and want to get in there without the weight in rough Mtn Terrain, im going to lean towards the Tamron. Very close to pulling the trigger.


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Sep 26, 2015 08:46 |  #2

All of these were shot with the Tammy. Killer daylight lens for wildlife and hiking. Weight and 600MM was priceless.


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Sep 26, 2015 08:53 |  #4

Fantastic. :)

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Sep 26, 2015 09:00 |  #5

Great images. I was very impressed with the image quality on stationary subjects when I rented one last year, it was just very badly let down by the fact that at the time the VC didn't work in panning mode. I believe that they have done a firmware upgrade to fix that issue now though. It put me off enough that I will finally be picking up my Sigma 150-600 C from the store tomorrow.

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Sep 26, 2015 11:09 |  #6

umphotography wrote in post #17722306 (external link)
Color me impressed. Beyond impressed. I think I might sell the 100-400 that I have.-?

We went to 2 national parks looking for grizzlys and on a 4 day wildlife shooting trip. I had a 300 F/2.8 L , a 100-400 L and we rented the tammy just to have some extra reach and to try it out. The Tamron was mounted on a 5D3 and a 7D2 most of the time. The Tamron exceeded any and all expectations i had about the lens. The 100-400L rarely came out of the case. In great light, the Tammy is a keeper

Take a look at some of the shots we posted on our Facebook page. The shots with the 300L were obvious with the background blur making the animals really pop. But to be Honest about it, when i got the 2x TC on the 300L, the Tamron looked pretty darn close. The fricken Tammy rocks at its price point. I think im going to try out the new Sigma 150-600 sports version and make the comparison but to me the Huge advantage is weight. Its very light for 600MM.....Build is OK to me....But to have 600MM on that 7D2 and be able to hike out and not be weighted down was such an advantage....Dragging that 300L around at 9000 Ft and hiking in the Mtns with it was a chore. The Tammy was a piece of cake

If your a hiker and want to get in there without the weight in rough Mtn Terrain, im going to lean towards the Tamron. Very close to pulling the trigger.

You might want to give Canon's 100-400 Mk II a try. A few years ago, I started with the original 100-400. It was pretty good, but not quite where I wanted it to be. So I bought the 300 2.8L IS II along with the 1.4x III and 2x III. That gave me excellent IQ. I put up with the weight.

Last December, I managed to get the first 100-400 II that Kenmore Camera received. With the 1.4x III, it becomes 140-560. I use that all the time on my 7D2. The image quality of that combo is excellent, and I rarely use my 300 2.8 II anymore.

That said, I have a good friend who recently got the Tammy to use with his Nikon D810. He shoots lots of airplanes and wildlife, and he's very happy with the Tamron.

Here are a few shots using the 7D2 + 1.4x III + 100-400 II at 500+ mm:

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Sep 26, 2015 19:23 |  #7

I agree with you assessment Mike as I have this lens. BigAl and Jim are spot on IME also. I have the same combo as Jim also and that is my go to set up with my 7D2. It is a little slow for BIF on focusing and moving focus points. I found the Tammy at 600mm to be about useless for BIF unless they are just coasting. The Tammy resides on my 7D as it seems to work better with it than the 7D2. I also use the Kenko 1.4XTC with the Tammy and get acceptable for me quality. I found the Tammy VC to be jumpy and this can be irritating.


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Sep 26, 2015 19:44 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #8

looks like you got a good one. I rented one earlier and thought it was very average.


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Sep 26, 2015 19:48 |  #9

Great series of images. I'm planning on renting this and the Sigma sport to compare.


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Sep 26, 2015 20:00 |  #10

Heya,

The Tamron is plenty sharp. Even wide open. It's not soft at 600mm. That comes from either a bad copy (any lens subject to that) or an article that someone read and never bothered using the lens. It doesn't have resolution issues with APS-C or APS-H. I use cheap junk cameras. And this cheap junk lens. It's hardly soft.

All at 600mm:

(The first one is wide open even).

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Less than 300mm:

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And some through the ambient environment, and a shot with a 2.0x teleconverter to further "soften" it up:

600mm at F8:

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600mm + 2.0x TC for a 1200mm shot through the Tamron:

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Sep 26, 2015 20:02 |  #11

nice lens, but size is too big for my taste. Significantly larger than the 100-400 means that it needs a dedicated bag, and the hood is massive.


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Sep 27, 2015 05:51 |  #12

Tamrons newer generation of lenses are great IMHO.


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Sep 27, 2015 06:31 |  #13

Charlie wrote in post #17722873 (external link)
nice lens, but size is too big for my taste. Significantly larger than the 100-400 means that it needs a dedicated bag, and the hood is massive.

Not really all that big. You might be surprised at the size of bag that it will fit into with a bit of a squeeze. My 120-300 is bigger and fits on a pro body in a normal backpack


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Sep 27, 2015 10:00 |  #14

Charlie wrote in post #17722873 (external link)
nice lens, but size is too big for my taste. Significantly larger than the 100-400 means that it needs a dedicated bag, and the hood is massive.


Charlie..Im really considering because I back pack a lot to shoot wildlife. Climb a lot of mtns to do it so weight is so important. to get 600MM of reach is huge

I put a sigma 150-600 sports on the camera yesterday at a local camera shop........No Doubt...the new siggy is awesome..build everything about it is awesome.....again weight is the issue. But the siggy is as good as the 100-400 in my opinion.. probably a better choice due to reach factor. Lens is stellar. I prefer it over the new 100-400. Image quality is on par to the 100-400 V2

600MM on that 7D2 w/o a converter is amazing reach. With an extension tube its going to be killer reach.

So I get your concern. But advantages out weigh... Tammy for 999.00 is a steal


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Sep 27, 2015 10:32 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #15
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Is not big at all. I mean, 400mm isn't 600mm. What other 600mm lens alternative you have? 500L or 600L? Those are big and heavy and impossible to shoot them handholding.


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