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p.5 #1 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Imagemaster wrote:
A production model or a prototype?


I don't know. An on-line photo magazine wrote about the lens. And that Tamron showed the lens at Salon de la Photo 2013



Nov 09, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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p.5 #2 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


I'm suspect of the image quality of the lens, as the sharpest lenses currently available utilize one or more "superior" LD elements, such as Canon's Flourite, Sigmas FLD, & Tamron's own ELD.

Tamron's 70-200 2.8 contains 1 ELD, 4 LD elements, wile the 150-600 has 3 LD elements and "0" ELD.

It strikes me that Tamron is compromising image quality for price-point.

I wish they'd gone for a $3K price and superior image quality.

By the way, even the EF 100-400L has superior Flourite elements.

Leigh



Nov 09, 2013 at 06:42 PM
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p.5 #3 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


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...I don't know where people are coming up with this $1500 price, since the price has not been announced.


+1 ...Unless I missed reading it somewhere, I don't see the where that price came from. Would the 'creator' of the "$1,500" price please step up.

Omar



Nov 09, 2013 at 07:02 PM
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p.5 #4 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


The original Tamron Press Release cited by Fred says,

"Pricing and delivery information are not available at this time."

There is no price and no release date in the Tamron "News" article on their site,

http://www.tamron.com/en/news/2013/1107.html




Nov 09, 2013 at 07:16 PM
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p.5 #5 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


I actually had a reply from Customer Service of Tamron as I inquired about a suggested MSRP. They did not yet have a retail price to offer yet was the answer. Also requested a testing opportunity

Karl



Nov 09, 2013 at 07:57 PM
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p.5 #6 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Yes it is quite interesting how so much of the discussion in this thread has been on the $1500 price point even though its just a price which someone arbitrarily made up. Tamron has not announced the price. The rumor posted earlier in the thread listed $1500 as the "projected price". So it is not based on any information that the rumor site got, its just what they think it might cost.


Nov 09, 2013 at 07:57 PM
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p.5 #7 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


$2500+


Nov 09, 2013 at 08:16 PM
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p.5 #8 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


The $ 1500 price probably came from the Polish Canon-board website


Nov 09, 2013 at 08:43 PM
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p.5 #9 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


So it could be better than a cheesy $1500 lens?

EBH



Nov 09, 2013 at 09:15 PM
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Lars Johnsson wrote:
The $ 1500 price probably came from the Polish Canon-board website


Who mentioned this as the "projected" price, not something they heard from a source. In other words a totally arbitrary number. My projection is it would cost $2200. So lets now start a discussion how good it could be for $2200



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curious80 wrote:
Who mentioned this as the "projected" price, not something they heard from a source. In other words a totally arbitrary number. My projection is it would cost $2200. So lets now start a discussion how good it could be for $2200


You are the only person that I have seen writing about it as a "projected price"



Nov 09, 2013 at 09:44 PM
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p.5 #12 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Dear Board,

Just a guess , but I imagine the price will be right close to the price of the Tamron 70-200f2.8 VC lens. That would provide a complete telephoto kit for approximately $ 3,000.00 should one buy both Tamron lenses.

I could be wrong but I don't think that I am.

Regards,

Tim Murphy



Nov 09, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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p.5 #13 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


The Nikon Polish board is the first place that leaked the image 2 weeks ago. The Canon Polish board leaked more detailed specs along with price a day before the announcement. The same person leaked the info on both boards. The price was given as 6000 PL which translates to about $1500 based on previous lens price conversions.

There is no guarantee on price but based on the accuracy of the previous leaks on those forums then the suggested price has some validity.

Here is the thread that started 2 weeks ago.
http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=http://forum.nikoniarze.pl/showthread.php%3Ft%3D238363%26page%3D19&prev=/search%3Fq%3 Dhttp://forum.nikoniarze.pl/showthread.php%253Ft%253D238363%2526page%253D19%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D1075

And here is the thead started by the same person just before it became official.
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://forum.nikoniarze.pl/showthread.php%253Ft%253D238363%2526page%253D19%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D1075&rurl=translate.google.ca&sl=pl&u=http://www.canon-board.info/obiektywy-21/tamron-150-600-f-5-6-3-vc-usd-93364/&usg=ALkJrhh9y3xusfHNHNaFiWtCW-uIfcU1RQ



Nov 10, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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p.5 #14 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


I don't know the price, but let me say this, if it's as optically good at 600mm as my 100-400L is @ 400mm, then even at $3K it would be a veritable bargain and at $1500 it open up the world of wildlife and birding to a huge number of people and would sell like hot cakes IMO. If those MTF curves hold up and real world samples are good, I'll be selling my 100-400L in a heartbeat and it's already my most used lens.


Nov 10, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
I don't know the price, but let me say this, if it's as optically good at 600mm as my 100-400L is @ 400mm, then even at $3K it would be a veritable bargain and at $1500 it open up the world of wildlife and birding to a huge number of people and would sell like hot cakes IMO. If those MTF curves hold up and real world samples are good, I'll be selling my 100-400L in a heartbeat and it's already my most used lens.


If the IQ holds up that's a heck of a lot of reach in a 4.5lb package.



Nov 11, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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p.5 #16 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


I owned a couple of Tamron 90mm macro lenses and was impressed with the quality per price.

Not so with the Tamron 200-500:

This lens was not even a year old, when two parts of the focusing mechanism came apart. They were held together by glue, and the glue failed. What kind of quality construction would rely solely on glue to hold two moving parts together?

The optical quality was quite good considering the price. Images with the 1.4X TC were soft, and with the 2X TC they were unacceptable. AF speed was terrible with either TC and not great with the bare lens.

If the 150-600 was comparable in sharpness at 600mm to the 200-500 at 500mm, I would consider getting one for still subjects if that projected price is close to reality.



Nov 11, 2013 at 01:23 AM
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p.5 #17 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


a lens that gives you over 500mm without a teleconverter and is hand holdable is ideal
I hope the Tamron works out IQ & focus wise

Now we need a Sigma 500mm F5.6
Canon will not do it and under-cut there precious 500mm F4 II



Nov 11, 2013 at 05:33 AM
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p.5 #18 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


abqnmusa wrote:
Now we need a Sigma 500mm F5.6
Canon will not do it and under-cut there precious 500mm F4 II


Canon will not do it until someone else does.

It would not undercut their 500 f4 sales, because it is a different buyer that is not willing to pay that price and that does not need f4.



Nov 11, 2013 at 06:00 AM
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p.5 #19 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


I doubt Canon will do a 500/5.6 but it depends on what they do with the 100-400 and the 400/5.6. If an updated 100-400 has high enough IQ maybe they will discontinue the 400/5.6 and up it's reach to 500.


Nov 11, 2013 at 07:39 AM
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p.5 #20 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Hell Canon gives us a 400 f/2.8, f/4 and f/5.6, and a 100-400 f/4.5-5.6, so I can't see why they shouldn't or couldn't offer a 500 f/5.6 or say a 125-500 f/4-5.6.


Nov 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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