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Jun 06, 2014 07:45 |  #3646

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Jun 06, 2014 10:38 |  #3647

Andrushka wrote in post #16954821 (external link)
I've been shooting SLRs for almost 10 years, every lens I get requires some learning curve, or ramp up time or whatever you might call it. 600mm is pretty extreme - I would imagine that like myself very few shooters have used anything longer than 400mm regularly.

I've had my 150-600mm for about 2 weeks. Shot maybe 3000 shots on it (all of surfing) so far, and my keeper rate has gone up steadily. I have noticed that at 600mm atmospherics (humidity, heat radiation, etc) are more apparent.

The aspect I have been the most impressed with on this lens is the auto focus - no hunting even when shooting backlit surfers wearing black wetsuits or after sundown in low light, etc.

Oh and I am really stoked on the VC - it engages really quickly, a touch faster compared to the 300mm F/4L IS that I just sold to fund it. I have held on to my 400mm 5.6L for now, but so far I just haven't found a weakness in the 150-600 that would have me leaving it home and reaching for the 400 5.6 when I head down to the beach.


I bought my first SLR 40 years ago. DSLR is another story. I'm still at the infant stage here: camera is set to Av mode and I use jpg format. My good pictures are more by accident than by design. The 400 5.6 was my next planned purchase until the tamron appeared. I like the lens a lot but I need to find the sweet spot where the lens works for/with me. So far work and the weather have prevented me from spending a lot of time working on this.


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Jun 06, 2014 11:28 |  #3648

Andrushka wrote in post #16954821 (external link)
I've been shooting SLRs for almost 10 years, every lens I get requires some learning curve, or ramp up time or whatever you might call it. 600mm is pretty extreme - I would imagine that like myself very few shooters have used anything longer than 400mm regularly.

I've had my 150-600mm for about 2 weeks. Shot maybe 3000 shots on it (all of surfing) so far, and my keeper rate has gone up steadily. I have noticed that at 600mm atmospherics (humidity, heat radiation, etc) are more apparent.

The aspect I have been the most impressed with on this lens is the auto focus - no hunting even when shooting backlit surfers wearing black wetsuits or after sundown in low light, etc.

Oh and I am really stoked on the VC - it engages really quickly, a touch faster compared to the 300mm F/4L IS that I just sold to fund it. I have held on to my 400mm 5.6L for now, but so far I just haven't found a weakness in the 150-600 that would have me leaving it home and reaching for the 400 5.6 when I head down to the beach.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the lens, You must have the one with a new firmware, I am one of those who got it 2 weeks after it was released I am glad that is working well for you, I am hoping with the new firmware updates the issue will go away particularly with Ai servo.


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Jun 06, 2014 16:14 |  #3649

Peter2516 wrote in post #16955653 (external link)
Thanks for sharing your experience with the lens, You must have the one with a new firmware, I am one of those who got it 2 weeks after it was released I am glad that is working well for you, I am hoping with the new firmware updates the issue will go away particularly with Ai servo.

I got mine used off Craigslist, so I am assuming it was the first version as the info on the new firmware was news about 2 or 3 days after I got it haha

I don't have a 7D on hand to test it, but so far so good on 5DII, 60D and 50D. The 2 pics above are from the 60D and 50D respectively


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Jun 07, 2014 01:00 as a reply to  @ Andrushka's post |  #3650

Mine too is pre - firmware update I believe - picked up in store in April 1st.

I tried very hard to replicate the auto focus issues yesterday on both my 6D and 50D and could not once get it not to focus...

I do feel for those who have bodies for whom the lens does not seem to be 100% compatible, and for them I hope the firmware update solves the issues.


A coupla bodies and a few lenses

  
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Jun 07, 2014 18:00 |  #3651

Sorry if I missed it, but do we know what exactly is the firmware update date?




  
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Jun 07, 2014 21:56 |  #3652

Shooter9 wrote in post #16958004 (external link)
Sorry if I missed it, but do we know what exactly is the firmware update date?

Apparently even Tamron doesn't know this, or the serial numbers affected :rolleyes:


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Jun 07, 2014 22:27 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #3653

EOS 7D w/ Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD at an airshow

Over 2000 photos to sort through from today, here's a quick edit of one. This lens has quite the learning curve.

Photo details: 150mm, 1/250 Sec, f/11, ISO 100


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Jun 08, 2014 00:47 |  #3654

Nice shot of the 'Bou 9072. Believe it or not they only retired these from the Royal Australian Air Force in November 2009. We currently have nothing (fixed wing ) that can match its short field performance which was quite extrordinary. And we also have nothing that matches the beautiful sound of those big radials.




  
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Jun 08, 2014 05:09 |  #3655

9072 wrote in post #16958355 (external link)
EOS 7D w/ Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD at an airshow

Over 2000 photos to sort through from today, here's a quick edit of one. This lens has quite the learning curve.

Photo details: 150mm, 1/250 Sec, f/11, ISO 100

not able to figure out why.. but this is one of the best airshow shots i have seen.. probably the colour / processing...


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Jun 08, 2014 05:33 |  #3656

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Jun 08, 2014 06:06 |  #3657

Skidlid wrote in post #16958500 (external link)
Nice shot of the 'Bou 9072. Believe it or not they only retired these from the Royal Australian Air Force in November 2009. We currently have nothing (fixed wing ) that can match its short field performance which was quite extrordinary. And we also have nothing that matches the beautiful sound of those big radials.

This De Havilland CV-2B Caribou belongs to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison Texas. Beautiful aircraft and very well maintained. They did an awesome demonstration of her short takeoff and landing capabilities. The only engine that sounded better at the show was Miss America's 12 cylinder Merlin (P-51 Mustang).


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Jun 08, 2014 06:07 |  #3658

sanil wrote in post #16958674 (external link)
not able to figure out why.. but this is one of the best airshow shots i have seen.. probably the colour / processing...

Thanks. All it had was a quick trip through Photoshop CC for lens and color correction.


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Jun 08, 2014 07:30 as a reply to  @ DavidFranks's post |  #3659

Another with the Tamron / EOS 7D combo. Randy Harris in his Skybolt 300

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Jun 08, 2014 08:24 as a reply to  @ post 16930465 |  #3660

Thought I'd try a moon shot

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