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Pricewise I think the Tamron will be in direct competition with the Canon 100-400L II, but slightly less expensive. Note that I am not comparing focal length, just pricing. My guess for the Tamron 150-600? Around $1899. Just a guess, mind you.


Nov 22, 2013 at 08:13 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. I haven't found that good of a deal on one.


Keep your eyes open, I got my 400 DO for $3,500 all-in as well here on the B & S boards. Great shape and had just gotten back from a CPS service. I've been very happy with it from size/weight/IQ/AF standpoints, and use it probably 70% of the time with a 1.4TC on my 7D. Granted, the thought of being able to sell the 400 DO and have a lot of cash leftover after picking up a Tamron 150-600mm sounds attractive, but the Tamron is really going to have to punch above it's projected fiscal weight in the 500-600mm range to make me consider it.



Nov 22, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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Another set of images from the Tamron 150-600mm Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens

http://blog.naver.com/sp_marketing/70180042743



Nov 28, 2013 at 03:51 AM
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dalite wrote:
Pricewise I think the Tamron will be in direct competition with the Canon 100-400L II, but slightly less expensive. Note that I am not comparing focal length, just pricing. My guess for the Tamron 150-600? Around $1899. Just a guess, mind you.


Gee how much are you paying for the 100-400L. Easy to find much cheaper than $1899.



Nov 28, 2013 at 04:18 AM
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I've looked at all the samples and am impressed with the color and lack of chromatic aberration, but I'm not sure that it is as sharp as the canon lenses you're comparing them too (400 DO + converter). I have both the 100-400L and 300 f2.8IS v1 w/ converters. I'd say the lens is as sharp as my 100-400 @ 400mm and my 300 f2.8 w/ a 2x mark iii. I guess that this is impressive when you think about the cost of purchasing my two lenses (both of $4300 used). But, I'm not sure that I'd be willing to give up the infinite backwards/forwards compatibility or build of these lenses in favor of a Tamron. I've had too many alt market telephotos (Tam 300mm f2.8 MF, Tam 300 f2.8 AF, Sigma 300mm f2.8 HSM, 120-300 f2.8 HSM) to know that they are great for a while, but then you begin to discover weaknesses in build, optimal aperture, or inconsistent performance at varied focus distances that have caused me to sell the lenses in favor of an OEM optic.

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Nov 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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I dunno, I just looked at those samples and i'd be pretty happy with any of them. Is the lens internal zoom?


Nov 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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lowa2 wrote:
Is the lens internal zoom?


No, it isn't. See below:

http://youtu.be/iCGDMMEpHDI



Nov 28, 2013 at 01:20 PM
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mitesh wrote:
No, it isn't. See below:

http://youtu.be/iCGDMMEpHDI


Lucky for me, french is my first language!

I may have to get myself a copy of this thing when it comes out!



Nov 28, 2013 at 02:11 PM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
Gee how much are you paying for the 100-400L. Easy to find much cheaper than $1899.


Canon 100-400L II - The as yet not "real?"



Nov 28, 2013 at 02:34 PM
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mitesh wrote:
No, it isn't. See below:

http://youtu.be/iCGDMMEpHDI


If it were internal zoom it'd have to be much larger to start with. While not as elegant, having a zoom that extends makes for a more compact design for travel. At least it's a twist zoom and I hope 100-400L II becomes twist. Push-pull is ok, but I never feel the friction is just right and often you tighten the zoom ring to stop it shifting FL then forget and when a bird is rapidly approaching you lose crucial seconds having to loosen it, but often you can't do it one handed as it's tightened up further. Bird is often gone when you get it done. You could leave the friction ring loose, but can also cause problems.


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Pixel Perfect wrote:
Gee how much are you paying for the 100-400L. Easy to find much cheaper than $1899.


Note that I mentioned the 100-400 L II (future upgrade version), not the v.1



Nov 29, 2013 at 06:06 AM
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lowa2 wrote:
Lucky for me, french is my first language!

I may have to get myself a copy of this thing when it comes out!

So can you translate for us what was said about the lens at the Paris show? It would be helpful.



Nov 29, 2013 at 06:12 AM
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dalite wrote:
So can you translate for us what was said about the lens at the Paris show? It would be helpful.


There's not much to say, he's just explaining the features such as the eBand lens coating, the aperture size, focus limiter ect...He does mention that Tamron is enthusiastic about a spring 2014 release date.

Other things such as full time manual focus overide, stabilization, are mentionned but the whole interview is just about the basics of the lens.

He does mention that Tamron was responding to a market demand for such a lens, and the overall response to the concept was very enthusiastic. I know I am



Nov 29, 2013 at 01:54 PM
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dalite wrote:
Note that I mentioned the 100-400 L II (future upgrade version), not the v.1


So you made up a fantasy lens? And then you made up a fantasy price for it



Nov 29, 2013 at 02:03 PM
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alundeb wrote:
Here is what the press release says about image quality:

" 2. World class image quality

...

Compared to what they said about the 70-300 VC in 2010:

"Unparalleled optical performance in a fast and steady telephoto zoom lens...


"Unparalleled" is a funny word, isn't it! While an enthusiastic reader might think it means "best in the world" (and, heck,it could!) it could just as well mean "worst in the world," couldn't it? ("The team's awful record is unparalleled in the history of the sport.)

There is a funny ad for GM trucks in my market right now. It is about how quiet their cabs are. The implication is that if you want a pickup truck with a quiet cab you should buy a GM truck. The closing line is - to paraphrase - "2nd to none in its class!" Which, of course, guarantees that it is equal to the other brands in this regard, at least among truck they define to be similar! ;-)

This came up recently in another thread here where quite a few people mistakenly thought that "indefinitely" meant "always" - when it actually means "for an unspecified duration."

Always good to read carefully. ;-)

Dan

(There is another one to keep in mind: If it seems to good to be true... it probably is.)



Nov 29, 2013 at 04:03 PM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
At least it's a twist zoom and I hope 100-400L II becomes twist. Push-pull is ok, but I never feel the friction is just right and often you tighten the zoom ring to stop it shifting FL then forget and when a bird is rapidly approaching you lose crucial seconds having to loosen it, but often you can do it one handed as it's tightened up further. Bird is often gone when you get it done. You could leave the friction ring loose, but can also cause problems.



No, no, no. The push-pull is superior to the twist. I can change focal-lengths faster with push-pull than twist, and there is no twisting motion applied to the camera. Also some twist zooms require more than a single twist.

I rarely tighten the zoom ring, and have no problems.



Nov 29, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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+1 to Imagemaster's advice. I have virtually no experience shooting wildlife. My addiction is trying to photograph airshows. I tried out different long zooms in a local shop before settling on Canon's 100~400. The push-pull mechanism allows you to quickly jump from one end of the focal length spectrum to the other, and back again. The third party lenses with twist zoom mechanisms required two or three twists, or sometimes four shorter twists (each time removing and repositioning your hand on the zoom ring). It's just way too slow and cumbersome for me. There was no way that I would be able to track a rapidly moving plane as it approached, then moved away, using these type of lenses. I'm just not nimble enough to pull it off


Dec 02, 2013 at 08:34 AM
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Imagemaster wrote:
No, no, no. The push-pull is superior to the twist. I can change focal-lengths faster with push-pull than twist, and there is no twisting motion applied to the camera. Also some twist zooms require more than a single twist.

I rarely tighten the zoom ring, and have no problems.


The key point here of course is that you prefer push-pull. That's fine, I personally prefer twist and as I've stated many times, it's not that hard to make a twist zoom that zooms as fast as a push pull when needed, yet is far more precise for normal zoom.



Dec 02, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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I prefer twist as well, although on my old Sigma 150-500 you could sort of use it as a push pull if you needed to be quick.


Dec 02, 2013 at 01:16 PM
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I'm really curious about this lens. It will be interesting to see where it is priced at and how well it actually performs once in production. I was looking to maybe pick up a Canon 100-400, but now am thinking about holding off for a bit.


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