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Are you keeping your Tamron 150 600?
Yes, it meets or exceeds all my expectations, I'm keeping it.
No, it does not quite perform as I expected. It's going back.
It is not quite as I expected but it is a bargain so I am keeping it.
It is going back to exchange for another copy for better IQ, It's Not sharp enough or another problem..
It is going back to exchange for another copy for Tracking or other AF problems.
It is going to be, or has already been returned.
I haven't decided yet.

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Pixel Perfect wrote:
Whoa, doesn't work on 1D IV or 7D!! Well I'm now in no rush at all now, even if it works on 1D X, I would also be using it on 1D IV a lot.

I'll await acknowledgement from Tamron that problem exits and they are working on the issue.


I'll verify that after directly speaking to Tamron as a registered lens owner that they confirm that there are AF issues they are addressing. At this point there was no reason to send the lens in because at the moment there is not a fix for it.
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Feb 06, 2014 at 08:05 PM
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pperham wrote:
Any AF results/opinions of this lens on a 1D3?



AF speed is very decent, AF tracking is inconsistent and will stop and not re-obtain focus while in AI Servo focus mode.
In low light the lens will hunt though that is not uncommon with any lens on targets with little to no contrast.

For me at 600 I have had inconsistent focus sharpness though I am awaiting and update to my FoCal program to run more tests on my 1DMKIII.
Karl



Feb 06, 2014 at 08:08 PM
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pperham wrote:
Any AF results/opinions of this lens on a 1D3?


Since it won't AF properly on a 1D4, I doubt that it will on a 1D3.

You certainly don't need to use a tripod with this lens due to weight. It is easy to handhold.



Feb 06, 2014 at 08:11 PM
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Karl Witt wrote:
At this point there was no reason to send the lens in because at the moment there is not a fix for it.


Reason enough for me to return mine. No fix for it at the moment suggests they do not even know what the problem is yet. Could be a while before a fix is on the horizon.

I bet they are still selling them even though they know there is a problem.



Feb 06, 2014 at 08:15 PM
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I am very puzzled. I have seen numerous examples posted on other boards which were taken with the 7D, and nobody seems to have mentioned problems.

I bought mine a couple of weeks ago in London and have played about a little with it on my 5DIII. The light was bad, but the results seemed pretty good, and all the shots were hand held. Certainly good enough for me. I have not tried anything moving yet with AI-SERVO mode though.



Feb 06, 2014 at 08:44 PM
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Imagemaster wrote:
Reason enough for me to return mine. No fix for it at the moment suggests they do not even know what the problem is yet. Could be a while before a fix is on the horizon.

I bet they are still selling them even though they know there is a problem.


I don't think they are available anywhere right now Tony, think they pulled the sales off the market because of issues.
I would imagine if they did know what the problem was for sure they would have suggested to return for 'the fix'
What is really odd is there has been all good reports from owners of the 70-300 VC that I know of. I wonder what they would have changed that messed up the communications of AF?



Feb 06, 2014 at 08:47 PM
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I don't know what you are puzzled about. Most examples posted on other boards are not sequential shots in AI Servo that show AF is tracking a moving subject.

If you had been reading all the posts, you would know the specific problem people are reporting and you would know that it depends on the body you are using.



Feb 06, 2014 at 08:49 PM
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Karl Witt wrote:
I wonder what they would have changed that messed up the communications of AF?


I wonder if the Chinese lens can't speak Japanese to the camera?



Feb 06, 2014 at 08:51 PM
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Hi all. New(ish) member here. I sold a 70-200 lens here a while back and have completely forgotten about this place, so I figured that I'd try to start posting some here. I've been watching the new Tamron 150-600 as well as the Sigma 150-500 for the past couple of week and this place has been a wealth of knowledge! With that said, thanks to everyone who has shared their experience with the new Tamron lens and I hope to continue learning.


Feb 06, 2014 at 09:06 PM
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Karl Witt wrote:
What is really odd is there has been all good reports from owners of the 70-300 VC that I know of. I wonder what they would have changed that messed up the communications of AF?


$1069 didn't quite cover the cost of the electronics.



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Pixel Perfect wrote:
$1069 didn't quite cover the cost of the electronics.

It made me nervous when I saw 'made in China'



Feb 06, 2014 at 09:32 PM
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pperham wrote:
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Steve,

FWIW I just returned that gimbal. It was extremely stiff, vertically and horizontally. Think I am going to go with a Manfrotto 393.

Thanks pperham! I'll continue to look at my options. I was looking for a reasonable price one rather then spending 300 to 400. The video by the one owner was promising.



Feb 07, 2014 at 02:19 AM
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Karl Witt wrote:
It made me nervous when I saw 'made in China'


new version will cost $1099, extra $30 for the circuit board (3000% markup).



Feb 07, 2014 at 03:43 AM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
new version will cost $1099, extra $30 for the circuit board (3000% markup).

If that is all it takes I'll pay up Maybe can do a home swap on circuitry from the 70-300



Feb 07, 2014 at 04:25 AM
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Well I'm hoping they can sort this out ASAP, certainly as keen as mustard to try one out, but seeing I like to do a lot of BIF work, if it can't track it's not much use. My 100-400+1.4x tracks pretty well on 1D X and 1D IV.


Feb 07, 2014 at 05:34 AM
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A week ago I was certain that my copy was a straight up turd. Having had the opportunity to use it in good light a few more times and learning the quirks of this lens I'm of the belief that it's a keeper at least for now.


Feb 07, 2014 at 01:56 PM
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Mine shipped at 0815 this morning, no projected delivery date yet.
We're suppose to have nasty weather next week so....................



Feb 07, 2014 at 02:31 PM
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Anybody tried one on a 1Ds2? You've all got far too modern camera bodies for my liking! 600mm on FF would be fine for me, so I'll likely sell the 7D.


Feb 07, 2014 at 02:35 PM
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Karl Witt wrote:
I don't think they are available anywhere right now Tony, think they pulled the sales off the market because of issues.


RonR2 wrote:
Mine shipped at 0815 this morning, no projected delivery date yet.



Feb 07, 2014 at 04:17 PM
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Karl Witt wrote:
I don't think they are available anywhere right now Tony, think they pulled the sales off the market because of issues.


Still shipping them:

sdfreeland wrote:
I just got notified from B&H that the lens I ordered on Jan 23. was shipped this morning. Not sure if it's a new batch or someone returned one.



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