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| p.3 #9 · Pre-order Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC ($1,069) |
I don't really understand why this lens is superior to the EF 100-400L IS. I have a very good UW 2008 copy (I hesitate to say exceptional, because I've used very few super-teles), and it seems extremely sharp even with the Canon 1.4X II. I bought mine used on FM for $1000 (without lens hood -- about $10 aftermarket from China).
AF is fast, IS is old design and could use improvement, but not at that price! I actually prefer the push/pull for this type of lens, but that isn't a deal breaker either way.
I am curious if someone can...Show more →
I'm sure there will be some useful comparisons made very soon after release, Jim, but I don't think anyone has written the 100-400 off just yet. The Tamron, IMO, is more appealing because it has a longer native FL range and lets you reach out to 600mm without a TC. Adding a 1.4 to the 100-400 puts you at f/8 and out of AF capability on most Canon bodies. Asides from IQ tests, it will be interesting to see how well servo AF and VC work. For $1,069, I'll keep my expectations realistic and hope to be pleasantly surprised .