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p.7 #1 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


rongoe wrote:
What canon lens gives 400mm for within $100 of $500?




I was just making the point, that a an image taken with a good 400mm lens and upscaled 25% in size, would probably be still of better quality than an image taken with a poor 500mm lens.

Either way you want to play, you have to pay.



Nov 12, 2013 at 09:46 PM
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p.7 #2 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


I think the tamron 200-500 may be the best 500 mm image one could get for $500, even when accounting for 1.4x, 2x, and upres options on shorter options (available for $500 or less).

I suppose the best candidates would be starting with the 70-200 F4 or the 70-300 IS (non-L), but I doubt they could beat the tamron at 500mm.



Nov 13, 2013 at 04:08 AM
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p.7 #3 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


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Video presentation of Tamron 150-600mm. Any good French translators out there that can translate what was said.

Tamron 150-600mm video



I think the company representative was asking the interviewer why he was spinning the lens around on the table. His reply had something to do with the fact that it is hard to do an interview about a lens and look interested unless the company representative was more attractive. In turn, the company representative kept his cool and politely asked the interviewer to stop sticking the microphone in his face (and again to stop twirling the lens around as it was the only prototype he had and did not want to risk having the darn thing fly off the table).

Well my French isn't very good...but that's the best I could do. No need to thank me, just trying to be a helpful FMer.



Nov 13, 2013 at 04:42 AM
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p.7 #4 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


the Tamron lens looks cool in the video. It seems to be a manageable size and hand holdable

being able to hand hold is a big win in my book. then I can use it hiking and not require tripod

At least Tamron & Sigma are offering more affordable options for nature photographers



Nov 13, 2013 at 04:42 AM
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p.7 #5 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


rongoe wrote:
I think the tamron 200-500 may be the best 500 mm image one could get for $500, even when accounting for 1.4x, 2x, and upres options on shorter options (available for $500 or less).

I suppose the best candidates would be starting with the 70-200 F4 or the 70-300 IS (non-L), but I doubt they could beat the tamron at 500mm.


$500 for the Tamron 200-500 seems like a very good deal. That price is not the ebay norm. The average offering is about as expensive as the Canon 400 mm 5.6 L.



Nov 13, 2013 at 07:34 AM
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abqnmusa wrote:
the Tamron lens looks cool in the video. It seems to be a manageable size and hand holdable

being able to hand hold is a big win in my book. then I can use it hiking and not require tripod

At least Tamron & Sigma are offering more affordable options for nature photographers


well now we can see its definatly not interenal zoom

hope it balances well at the long end otherwise it may not be a joy to handhold .



Nov 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
28--75 had the IQ for sure, but it's body and AF is not in the same league as the L glass. Hard to fault for $400 though. Had mine for several years. Build of newer 24-70 is better and now they have VC and PZD (USM).

Bigma is not at it's strongest past 300mm, not that it's bad, just could be better. Let's hope Tamron has worked to ensure the long end of the zoom is good, as that's always the bug bear with most zooms.


This is the reason I'd like to see a new long prime rather than a zoom. A 500mm 5.6 or 600mm 6.3 would be more likely to have better IQ. Also, it would be lighter, easier to manufacture and thus less expensive.



Nov 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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Cadaver wrote:
This is the reason I'd like to see a new long prime rather than a zoom. A 500mm 5.6 or 600mm 6.3 would be more likely to have better IQ. Also, it would be lighter, easier to manufacture and thus less expensive.



the flip side of that is the market would be smaller , as most 'normal ' (ie not those that hang around here ) people would only really look at a zoom (due to percieved flexibilty) so it would be more expensive .



Nov 13, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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p.7 #9 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


The video did confirm a possible spring 2014 release.


Nov 13, 2013 at 01:34 PM
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hoodlum90 wrote:
The video did confirm a possible spring 2014 release.


Thanks for the translation. I work with people that are speaking French half the time every day. Still goes in one ear and out the other.



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p.7 #11 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


rongoe wrote:
I think the tamron 200-500 may be the best 500 mm image one could get for $500, .


If you are talking about a used price, say so. New, it is $950 at B&H.



Nov 13, 2013 at 04:00 PM
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p.7 #12 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


One drawback will be that it will not AF at 600mm with a 1.4x TC on any Canon body.


Nov 13, 2013 at 04:02 PM
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Imagemaster wrote:
One drawback will be that it will not AF at 600mm with a 1.4x TC on any Canon body.


Unless it is a non reporting TC? Correct?



Nov 13, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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p.7 #14 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Here are some samples from Yellowstone:
http://blog.naver.com/sp_marketing/70179201020

Click on the 'expand button' to see them at full size.

Here is an example followed by a 100% crop (unedited).
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (600mm, 1/100, f/9, ISO 800)












Nov 13, 2013 at 04:41 PM
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p.7 #15 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Karl Witt wrote:
Unless it is a non reporting TC? Correct?


Right, and then it will not be great.



Nov 13, 2013 at 05:11 PM
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p.7 #16 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


That sure does look pretty sharp to me.But on a 1D series thats almost an 800mm lens. Granted on a full frame, its still only a 600, but thats a lot of lens for $1500.00 ,If thats what it will cost. Pretty much the same price as a Canon 100-400, and from the images I've seen so far pretty close image quality as well.
I hope it does well, sure has me interested. Definately more interesting than a 200-400 for almost $12,000, thats for sure.



Nov 13, 2013 at 05:52 PM
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p.7 #17 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Those images look fairly equal to 100-400 images. This is looking good. Price TBD of course. Canon better put out their new 100-400 soon or I may switch to this if final user testing holds up. I'd rather stick with Canon and would pay over $2000 for a new 100-400 if IQ is improved a lot and it has 4 stop IS.


Nov 13, 2013 at 06:20 PM
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p.7 #18 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Imagemaster wrote:
If you are talking about a used price, say so. New, it is $950 at B&H.


In my first post, I indeed noted I was referring to used prices.

I bought mine for $490 here on the FM buy/sell, albeit about 5 years ago. Maybe I got a particularly good deal. I didn't much comparison shopping.

But even if the used price is $600, I think the same claim holds. Also, I was doing an apples to apples comparison since comparable canon glass was based on used prices around $500 (such as the 70-200 F4).



Nov 13, 2013 at 08:02 PM
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p.7 #19 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens



The Sigma and Tamron f/6.3 lenses lie about their aperture to the camera and says it's f/5.6, so it should report f/8 with a 1.4 TC and still AF on certain cameras.
Imagemaster wrote:
Right, and then it will not be great.




Nov 13, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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p.7 #20 · Tamron announces 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens


Even if Canon brought out a 500 f5.6 prime for $3,000, I bet it would outsell the 500 f4 by a hundred to one. Any so-called cannibalization of 500 f4 sales, would easily be offset by profits on sales of the f5.6 prime.

Besides, over 95% of those buying a $3,000 500 f5.6 lens have no intention of ever spending over $10,000 on a 500 f4, IMO.



Nov 13, 2013 at 09:20 PM
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