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Mar 09, 2016 18:31 |  #1

I shoot a lot of Little League Baseball and I am considering purchasing the Tamron SP 150-600. I was looking for some feed back on the lens.

Pro's , Con's?

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Mar 09, 2016 23:38 |  #2

FoxShots wrote in post #17929744 (external link)
I shoot a lot of Little League Baseball and I am considering purchasing the Tamron SP 150-600. I was looking for some feed back on the lens.

Pro's , Con's?

Thanks in advance!!

Heya,

Full frame or APS-C or APS-H?

I actually think the Tamron is too long honestly for little league because you're able to be at the sidelines, while at a proleague game, you're in the stands and that's where 600mm really comes in handy. Granted, you can of course use the lens fine at 150~300mm probably all day (on APS-C) for little league. And go for really tight shots at 300~600mm on it, or strictly outfield stuff. But sideline, 3~4 foot bodies standing at the bases, 600mm will actually fill the frame, and way over fill on the bases close to you and home plate, mound, etc.

The Tamron will do fine since you will be shooting in daylight most likely since it's little league and you won't need super fast shutter speeds to stop their action, as they don't move that fast or throw the ball that fast yet.

Depends on the look you want.
Also depends if you're doing it hand held.
And depends on budget.

Personally I would rather have a 120-300 F2.8, but depends on budget.

Also, the Tamron has competition in the Sigma C version, basically same price. Worth looking into.

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Mar 10, 2016 03:45 |  #3

The Sigma beats the Tamron by a long shot regards features. Good for you in use and good for resale.
Optically they seem close enough that there is probably more difference in individual lenses compared to brand.

The reason to buy Tamron is it's around a year ago and Sigma has not been released yet. Today, the Tammy would have to be a whole lot cheaper.


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Mar 10, 2016 07:06 |  #4

Here's another vote for the Sigma C over the Tamron. The IQ on my Sigma C is probably a little better than on the Tamron I rented, for static shots. I got caught out with the VC problems on the Tamron, as I need to shoot hand held, while panning at low shutter speeds, 1/160 or less and at 600mm with heavy crops too. The VC was fine with static subjects though, and is now supposed to be fixed with a firmware update. Get the Sigma dock, and as well as being able to do the 16 point MFA in the lens you also get a lot more control over both the AF and OS performance. There is a Sigma firmware update due tomorrow that is supposed to improve the AF performance even more. Here in the UK the Sigma C is virtually the same price as the Tamron, which makes things very hard for Tamron IMO. If you need 400mm or more of focal length on a budget then I don't think anything comes close to the Sigma 150-600 C. You almost have to double the price to get to anything better.

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Mar 10, 2016 11:17 |  #5

Thanks, Everyone for the feed back. I will take a look at the Sigma.




  
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Mar 10, 2016 21:28 |  #6

I have one of the early Tamron's. Finally sent it in for warranty service so have them look at it - good pictures but keeper rate was lower than I liked due to focus. I assume they did a firmware update. What they wrote on repair order was check and adjust focus & image quality. Disassemble and clean entire lens. Shipped it back out in 3 business days.
Whatever they did was superb - in limited pictures a much different lens with better focus!

Just wanted to report this since some are not high on Tamron and I thought mine was just ok. Now I think I am going to like it much better!


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Mar 11, 2016 12:24 |  #7

FoxShots wrote in post #17930527 (external link)
Thanks, Everyone for the feed back. I will take a look at the Sigma.

I have both the Tamron and the Sigma C. Plus I have the S, also. I am going to sell the Siggy C. Not because it isn't as good, better or worse but because I just got the Siggy S.

I consider the Sigma C and the Tamron a "your choice" situation. The IQ is nearly identical. If it is any concern for you the Tamron is better weather sealed than the Sigma C. That might be a decision maker. Both are mostly plastic. Neither come close to the sealing and ruggedness of the S. The Siggy S is mostly all metal. Even the hood! The S is better IQ than both of them too but it weighs a ton.

I think and do use the 150-600mm for most sports I shoot. Football and baseball. I doubt even in little league they will allow you on the side lines. You will still be back behind the fence or close to where the bleachers are.
They don't around here any way. If you want an outfielder the 600mm is nice and if you want first base 150mm is a go.


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Mar 12, 2016 20:58 |  #8

Like vsocks, I have the Tamron 150-600, and I purchased it early on, when the Sigmas were not yet in existence. Also like vsocks, I sent it in for the firmware upgrade to address AF issues. I have no complaints at all about this lens since getting it back.

However, as an owner of the Sigma USB Dock (used with my 30mm Art), I have wished that I could adjust settings on the Tamron the way you can on the Sigmas. I did some checking and found that (a) at current prices at B&H, (b) what used Tamron 150-600s can be sold for, and (c) a rewards credit I have at B&H, I could switch to the Sigma Contemporary at very little cost. Although I have several Tamron lenses, and I like the ones I have, I am not blindly loyal, and would switch if there was a good reason to do so.

Before doing that, however, I went online to read reviews on various sites that I trust. Since the Tamron was around when the Sigmas were released, many of these had comparisons with the Tamron. Generally, the bottom line conclusions were that it was a toss-up, more-or-less. However, one finding reported more than once was that the AF was more reliable on the Tamron. Canon Rumors' review has a video by Dustin Abbott in which the Sigma had difficulties acquiring focus on a static target at 600 mm, and sometimes would take OOF shots despite focus not being achieved (http://www.canonrumors​.com …m-f5-6-3-os-contemporary/ (external link)). In the same review, Abbott compared the Sigma to a Tamron that had received the AF firmware update (rather than comparing the Sigma to earlier results with the Tamron without the update), and found that the Tamron was more reliable in AI-Servo mode than the Sigma. Specifically, he found that, with the Sigma, if focus was not locked on the first image in an AI-Servo series it would never attain focus.

Of course, these are just a sample of many reviews, and perhaps firmware updates for the Sigma will improve its performance, to the extent that these findings are typical. However, my conclusion was that there was little to gain by switching lenses, and I will be using my B&H credit on something else.


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Mar 16, 2016 14:51 |  #9

Thanks again to everyone!




  
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