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ggreene wrote:
Well, to be fair, this is all relative as well. The $1000-$1500 price range is hardly the low end.

Will be interesting to see what happens with Apple. They make no pretense to satisfying the low end market for any of their products and so far it has netted them ~150B in liquid reserves. That gives them a huge economy of scale advantage for ordering parts in quantity to sustain margins. Granted, that model is largely based on carriers subsidizing the cost of iphones and spreading it out over a 2 year term.



$1000-1500 is really low end price, when talking about 600mm lenses. I have never seen a 600mm lens for that price except mirror lenses



Nov 16, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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Lasse Eriksson wrote:
$1000-1500 is really low end price, when talking about 600mm lenses. I have never seen a 600mm lens for that price except mirror lenses


That was more in response to rongoe's "disruptive innovations" reference.

I don't think the price has been set yet but let's hope so. A 4.5lb 600mm option would be nice to have if the IQ and AF hold up in reviews.



Nov 16, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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I was referring to the low-price/lower-quality end of long zooms.
No dslr related camera gear is low end in the grand scheme.



Nov 16, 2013 at 01:13 PM
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Lasse Eriksson wrote:
$1000-1500 is really low end price, when talking about 600mm lenses. I have never seen a 600mm lens for that price except mirror lenses



Minolta 600mm/5.6. Not a mirror lens. $410 shipped from KEH (that lens cap on the end there is a NEX-5N).


Rokkor 600mm f/5.6 and NEX 5N by J L Smith, on Flickr


But I guess if you meant a 600mm with autofocus...then yeah


Can't wait to slap on my A7 and have this be my portrait lens with a 29ft MFD! BOKEH FOR DAYS.




Nov 17, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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Now listed for order when available at B&H for Sony, Canon, & Nikon. No price.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1013959-REG/tamron_a011_s_sp_150_600mm_f_5_6_3_di.html



Nov 18, 2013 at 06:31 AM
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^^^That is an encouraging step^^^^


Nov 18, 2013 at 03:38 PM
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Just putting out a guess, but I think this will come in at $1999. $1500 just seems to good to be true. Anyone else hazard a guess?


Nov 18, 2013 at 05:00 PM
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F6.3 isn't that bad for 600mm...I usually stop down to f8 with the 500/4 + 1.4x so I am quite excited to see how this one performs. My sigma 120-300OS may go on the chopping block if this thing turns out to be good enough optically!

Lets hope for 2k, but I'm going to say 2.5k.



Nov 18, 2013 at 05:08 PM
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I may be unloading my 500 f4.5 L to get stabilization at these lengths.
Should be close to budget neutral.



Nov 18, 2013 at 06:05 PM
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Color me skeptical, but I think it will come in at least $2,500-$3,000. Nothing to base that on other than the thought that Tamron must know that a lens of this FL range with modest aperture and image stabilization will have huge demand. The Canikon alternatives to reach 500mm and beyond are no less than $5,000 for stabilized, older, used models. So, why offer so much in return for so little? At $1,500, they'd be leaving a lot of money on the table. A nikon 80-400 is what, $2,600-$2,700? Following Canon's recent pricing, a new 100-400L would seemingly fall in that range as well. It's those buyers that I'd be targeting, and they'll still sell plenty to pros and amateurs who would like a zoom to complement their prime superteles.

Just my opinion



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mitesh wrote:
The Canikon alternatives to reach 500mm and beyond are no less than $5,000 for stabilized, older, used models.


Hmmmm, I picked up a used 400 f4 DO in great condition (later model) for $3500. Put a 1.4x TC on it and I have a very good 560mm f5.6 lens:







  Canon EOS-1D X    EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM +1.4x III lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/2000s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Nov 18, 2013 at 08:32 PM
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arbitrage wrote:
Just putting out a guess, but I think this will come in at $1999. $1500 just seems to good to be true. Anyone else hazard a guess?


Double (at least) whatever the current 200-500 sells for I reckon and probably still a bargain.



Nov 18, 2013 at 09:05 PM
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Imagemaster wrote:
Hmmmm, I picked up a used 400 f4 DO in great condition (later model) for $3500. Put a 1.4x TC on it and I have a very good 560mm f5.6 lens:


So a 150-600mm zoom that's in the $2,500-$3,000 range still would be attractively priced compared to a 400 DO plus 1.4x.

If the Tamron comes in cheaper than that, even better



Nov 18, 2013 at 09:11 PM
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Imagemaster wrote:
Hmmmm, I picked up a used 400 f4 DO in great condition (later model) for $3500. Put a 1.4x TC on it and I have a very good 560mm f5.6 lens:



Well if you get bored of it and want to resell it at that price, shoot me a PM. I haven't found that good of a deal on one.



Nov 18, 2013 at 09:19 PM
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arbitrage wrote:
Well if you get bored of it and want to resell it at that price, shoot me a PM.


Just don't ask for pictures of the lens

Sorry, Tony, I couldn't resist... all in good fun



Nov 18, 2013 at 09:32 PM
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The Canon 400mm F4 DO IS sure is a tempting hand holdable option.

It would be great for hiking mixed with nature photography.



and a Tamrom 150-600



Nov 18, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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I wonder what the aperture transition points are on the Tammy. It'd be nice if it were faster than f/5.6 at 400mm, but I doubt that, not that it would be faster than say f/5. But every little bit helps.


Nov 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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mitesh wrote:
Just don't ask for pictures of the lens

Sorry, Tony, I couldn't resist... all in good fun


Just for you, Mitesh. No nude shots though.








Nov 19, 2013 at 02:11 AM
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Imagemaster wrote:
Just for you, Mitesh. No nude shots though.


I'm sure you're a very handsome man, Tony, but keeping your clothes on is always a good idea . Nice picture of the lens, btw .



Nov 19, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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Seems a shame to have to cover up such a finely made lens. I like the Canon white color.


Nov 19, 2013 at 03:52 AM
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