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Not happy with the 1.4 , 2 X , 3 X or lsc . But the 2 X III is great and I will be getting the 1.4 III


Jan 18, 2014 at 04:46 PM
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Roy Morales wrote:
Not happy with the 1.4 , 2 X , 3 X or lsc . But the 2 X III is great and I will be getting the 1.4 III


Doesn't matter which you get, none of them will work well on this lens.



Jan 18, 2014 at 04:54 PM
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Posted a question but deleted it since I found the answer. In the other thread about this lens, Tamron does not encourage using their 1.4x TC and if I read it correctly, Canon TCs will not work on these so this is a pure 150mm - 600mm lens. Thanks.


Jan 18, 2014 at 05:07 PM
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No TC's on this. Hmmmm. That's disappointing


Jan 18, 2014 at 07:19 PM
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So very excited. I was annoyed that when I switch to a ff body my 400 5.6 wouldn't be as long any more. now this could remedy that. and imagine, put it on a NOT ff body... sooooo long!



Jan 18, 2014 at 07:33 PM
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Kodakeos,
I probably would still buy one despite the inability to attach a TC for the mere zoom range. Will wait a bit more. :-)



Jan 18, 2014 at 07:57 PM
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Ohhhh, I have a Kenko 1.4TC with taped pins that I won't be able to resist testing the Tamron with next week. Not expecting anything worthwhile, but it'll be a fun 15 minutes to give it a shot.


Jan 18, 2014 at 08:13 PM
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Rodger and his band of merry bandits have posted some test results:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/01/tamron-150-600-telezoom-shootout


This looks to be a great lens to rent for a hike in the mountains or any number of races at the Circuit of the Americas coming up this year. Very excited to read more about it.



Jan 19, 2014 at 08:13 PM
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His f/6.3 results are pretty poor and his copy needs to be stopped down. If it's not sharp at f/6.3 and needs f/8 or f/9, that's almost deal breaker.



I donīt think so. Most of the lenses are getting better when stopped a bit down. So no surprice with this zoom lens. After another week of playing with this Tamron I got some nice shots at 600mm. I added some birding photos to my flicker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/honzafotos/)


Edited on Jan 20, 2014 at 10:08 PM · View previous versions



Jan 20, 2014 at 10:03 PM
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kodakeos wrote:
No TC's on this. Hmmmm. That's disappointing


Buy a crop-sensor body and instantly get a 1.61X TC.



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kodakeos wrote:
No TC's on this. Hmmmm. That's disappointing



No it isn't. If you would expect to get sharp results with a TC on a zoom lens with this focal-length range and price, you would be wrong.



Jan 20, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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new review just posted.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f-5-6-3-di-vc-usd-lens-review-23866



Jan 21, 2014 at 05:58 PM
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I have interest in seeing what this lens can do at the long end only. Per the ephotozine review, it appears that f8 is the sweet spot at 600mm.


Jan 24, 2014 at 01:12 PM
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Cadaver wrote:
I have interest in seeing what this lens can do at the long end only. Per the ephotozine review, it appears that f8 is the sweet spot at 600mm.


It begs the question:
Why doesn't Tamron make a new 500mm or 600mm f5.6 prime?
It should be better than their zoom at that FL and smaller, lighter, cheaper than the Canon superteles and the Sigma 500f4.5.



Jan 24, 2014 at 05:31 PM
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surf monkey wrote:
It begs the question:
Why doesn't Tamron make a new 500mm or 600mm f5.6 prime?
It should be better than their zoom at that FL and smaller, lighter, cheaper than the Canon superteles and the Sigma 500f4.5.


And I wonder why Canon does not make a standard 400 or 500 or 600 There is a rather large gap between a 70-300 zoom then into the Big Whites.
We can hope that Tamron will possibly offer fixed 400 500 or 600's. I think their longest fixed was an old 300 f/2.8 or longer ago a 500 mirror lens of which I owned too



Jan 24, 2014 at 07:02 PM
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surf monkey wrote:
It begs the question:
Why doesn't Tamron make a new 500mm or 600mm f5.6 prime?


Instead of the zoom, or in addition to? I would bet a couple of my paychecks they simply feel a zoom is much more marketable to the mass of consumers. I'm sure they've looked at the popularity of the Canon 100-400 zoom and the Sigma 150-500. However if they did a prime ALSO, I would certainly be a potential customer if it's nice & sharp.



Jan 24, 2014 at 07:29 PM
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Garylv wrote:
Instead of the zoom, or in addition to? I would bet a couple of my paychecks they simply feel a zoom is much more marketable to the mass of consumers. I'm sure they've looked at the popularity of the Canon 100-400 zoom and the Sigma 150-500. However if they did a prime ALSO, I would certainly be a potential customer if it's nice & sharp.


Yes, the long zooms are certainly more marketable. That's why there's a handful of them available at this time. But there is a smaller market for a slow but sharp prime. And right now, there aren't any 500mm 5.6 or 600mm (6.3 or f8) lenses available. The market for such a lens is wide open if someone wants to step up and manufacture one.



Jan 24, 2014 at 08:24 PM
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http://theamazingimage.com/wildlife/field-test-new-tamron-150-600mm-super-telephoto-zoom/

Article here makes me want one.



Feb 01, 2014 at 05:30 PM
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p.22 #19 · p.22 #19 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


But he only shows one BIF shot of a large, slow-flying owl that could be sharper.

See also comments on this thread: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1267162/24#12105567



Feb 01, 2014 at 06:10 PM
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p.22 #20 · p.22 #20 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Found a Snowy to photograph today and I'm very happy with the results. I will say that I thinking shooting from a tripod is going to yield the best results no matter what your shutter speed is or with IS.

From Tripod with a 5d III. I took A LOT of shots of him and the lens pretty much nailed focus on 99% of them. I may find one a tad sharper when I eventually go through them all.

Final Image:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1/250s f/8.0 at 600.0mm iso800


100% Crop before sharpening and a couple of other minor edits


To give you a perspective of how far away I was




Feb 01, 2014 at 11:02 PM
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