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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


Do any of you guy's have bought the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 ?

It seems in stock everywhere and shipping but no word as yet as how it behave any feedback ??

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Oct 04, 2016 at 06:50 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


I was waiting for something in this thread:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1448382/4#lastmessage

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Oct 05, 2016 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


Could that people are shy of the second version ? or they don't see enough difference from the version 1 ?

Francois



Oct 05, 2016 at 01:04 AM
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qc_mountain wrote:
Could that people are shy of the second version ? or they don't see enough difference from the version 1 ?

Francois


The lack of news so far is likely due in part to its new-ness (many people still waiting for theirs to arrive or waiting to get some decent test shots in before passing judgement), and in part to the saturation of the market. At this point, we have the original Tamron 150-600, two Sigma 150-600s, the Canon 100-400, and the Nikon 200-500. Most people in the market for this kind of lens already bought one, and are quite happy with their choice. A lot of the people in this market also can't justify buying a second lens of this type, even if they sell the one they have. So I'd expect there to be a bit less hype for this lens than there was for the others. I'm sure it'll be great, and a worthy replacement for the original, but not a compelling upgrade for people who already own a telephoto zoom.



Oct 05, 2016 at 03:33 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


It's only literally been on sale for about 4 days, too early to say at this stage.


Oct 05, 2016 at 03:56 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


A few sample images just popped up over in the Nikon forum, and it sounds like at least one other person there is testing theirs out over the next few days. Reviews should be coming in over the next week or so.


Oct 05, 2016 at 03:59 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


Mine arrived this afternoon. I had enough daylight and good weather to take a few informal neighborhood shots of trees and birds. Also managed to do a few better-than-casual A/B testing using a tripod, and delayed shutter. While the more important evaluation will happen after a men's soccer match on Sunday as I handhold the thing always, I'm feeling pretty satisfied. The build quality is generally improved, especially the IS (or VC as Tamron calls it) which is quite noticeable in shadowed shooting. The quality exception is the lens cap which feels cheesier. Having a quick release built into the tripod footer is a nice touch. And the lens feels slightly lighter on my 5D Mark III.

I have not had time to do any AF calibration on the G2. My G1 is calibrated. I thought the AF was snappier on the G2 and I was happy with the sharpness. F 6.7 worked well, while f5.6 seemed inconsistent. There is always a learning curve for me with new lenses, even second versions like this. Tamron added two new VC modes I have to figure out.

A few months ago I rented the Sigma Contemporary just out of curiosity. I thought it and the Tamron G1 were very similar, but each excelled at different focal lengths. My first impression is that this G2 model is sharper than both. I'll know a lot more at the end of Sunday.

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Oct 06, 2016 at 01:45 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


If would be great if you can test flat subjects to show edge/corner performance and any field curvature issues.

EBH



Oct 06, 2016 at 03:19 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


Bryan Carnathan has it

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=1079&Camera=979

Still comfortably outperformed by the Canon 100-400 II + 1.4 TC at 600 mm f/8.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=1079&Camera=979&Sample=0&FLI=5&API=2&LensComp=972&CameraComp=979&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=5&APIComp=2



Oct 11, 2016 at 06:30 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


Go to the Nikon forum, a number of people have the lens now and are posting examples. The lens looks to be at least as good as the Nikon 200-500 optically.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


My order of preference for the value of shared lens evaluations:

1: Carefully made side by side comparsions by an experienced photographer
2: Lab tests by a credible lab
3: Image examples with 100% crops made by an experienced photographer
4: Image examples with large presentation size but no crops
5: Small web sized images
6: Anecdotes

IMO the information on the Nikon forum is now on level 5 - 6 with a low sample count



Oct 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


alundeb wrote:
My order of preference for the value of shared lens evaluations:

1: Carefully made side by side comparsions by an experienced photographer
2: Lab tests by a credible lab
3: Image examples with 100% crops made by an experienced photographer
4: Image examples with large presentation size but no crops
5: Small web sized images
6: Anecdotes

IMO the information on the Nikon forum is now on level 5 - 6 with a low sample count


You haven't gone the the right thread, there's a Nikon 200-500 vs Tamron G2 posting.



Oct 11, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
You haven't gone the the right thread, there's a Nikon 200-500 vs Tamron G2 posting.


Thanks, I found the comparison.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1454899

Although with two different cameras and photographers I have to say the the dragonfly looks really bad with the Nikon lens. If that is a full picture and not a 100% crop it is really low quality.



Oct 11, 2016 at 11:10 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


So far all the test shots I've seen of this lens are not very good.
Seems like Sigma 50-500 OS is still a winner, even though it was released ~ 6 years ago.

And it's funny how these photographers post comparison shots yet fail to post 100% crops. As I've been saying all these years - anyone can resize a bad soft image to look great at 900pix... 100% crops is the only way to judge quality and a few I've seen are not very good.



Oct 11, 2016 at 01:22 PM
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DmitriM wrote:
So far all the test shots I've seen of this lens are not very good.
Seems like Sigma 50-500 OS is still a winner, even though it was released ~ 6 years ago.

And it's funny how these photographers post comparison shots yet fail to post 100% crops. As I've been saying all these years - anyone can resize a bad soft image to look great at 900pix... 100% crops is the only way to judge quality and a few I've seen are not very good.


I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the original Tamron 150-600 was a big step up from the Sigma 50-500/150-500, and the v2 seems to be somewhat improved over the original, so it too would be better than the old Sigmas. Of course, the Sigma 150-600 lenses are also better than the old 50-500/150-500 lenses, as is the Nikon 200-500 and the Canon 100-400.



Oct 11, 2016 at 02:58 PM
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Lauchlan Toal wrote:
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the original Tamron 150-600 was a big step up from the Sigma 50-500/150-500, and the v2 seems to be somewhat improved over the original, so it too would be better than the old Sigmas. Of course, the Sigma 150-600 lenses are also better than the old 50-500/150-500 lenses, as is the Nikon 200-500 and the Canon 100-400.


That would be nice if each lens in the Canon mount would be shot with the 5DsR on a fix target with constant lighting.

Francois



Oct 11, 2016 at 05:06 PM
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Lauchlan Toal wrote:
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the original Tamron 150-600 was a big step up from the Sigma 50-500/150-500, and the v2 seems to be somewhat improved over the original, so it too would be better than the old Sigmas. Of course, the Sigma 150-600 lenses are also better than the old 50-500/150-500 lenses, as is the Nikon 200-500 and the Canon 100-400.


I think you are wrong based on what actually happened. You are right that Tamron v1 was better than Sigma's 50-500 v1 yet not nearly as good as the newer OS version. And at that time I posted a number of 100% crops from my 50-500 OS to prove that. Most of the pictures I've seen at that time were pretty soft and a few occasional sharp images. It just seemed extremely inconsistent. I know a photographer who went through 6 copies of 150-600 before he settle on something he liked( later he sold it finance a long prime).

Sigma also not without fault and some copies of 50-500 were not as good,but the inconsistencies were not as large as with Tamron. I've been a photographer for a long time and I've owned and tested(for brief weeks/months) many lenses and I've never actually had a good Tamron lens. They all somewhat soft with very inconsistent focus, wide open.

Now, from a few pictures I've seen from Tamron's V2, I have to say the images I took with Sigma 50-500 OS are still sharper.
Maybe it's because so far all the images of the V2 were posted by amateur photographers with limited abilities. I don't know. I can only judge based on what I've seen so far.



Oct 11, 2016 at 06:07 PM
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I think you are wrong based on what actually happened. You are right that Tamron v1 was better than Sigma's 50-500 v1 yet not nearly as good as the newer OS version. And at that time I posted a number of 100% crops from my 50-500 OS to prove that. Most of the pictures I've seen at that time were pretty soft and a few occasional sharp images. It just seemed extremely inconsistent. I know a photographer who went through 6 copies of 150-600 before he settle on something he liked( later he sold it finance a long prime).

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I agree that sample variation and photographer skill are definitely factors here, probably more so than the quality of the lens itself. I would be interested in seeing your comparison shots, or even just full res/100% crops with the 50-500 and exif, to better get a feel for what you're getting from the lens. Your the first person I've met who prefers the 50-500 over any of the 150-600 lenses, even lensrentals found the Tamron 150-600 to be sharper than the 50-500 OS. If this isn't the case, I'd definitely like to see the evidence so that I can know the truth.



Oct 11, 2016 at 08:18 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Any of you guy's have bought Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 ?


The Sigma 50-500 is a great lens up to about 350mm, then falls away, the 150-600mm are generally much better at the long end.


Oct 11, 2016 at 11:31 PM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
The Sigma 50-500 is a great lens up to about 350mm, then falls away, the 150-600mm are generally much better at the long end.


I thought that most of the 150-600 lenses were better at 400 mm or so than at 600 mm.

EBH



Oct 12, 2016 at 12:14 AM
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