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https://www.digitalphotopro.com/newswire/tamron-100-400mm-f4-5-6-3-di-vc-usd-lens-launches/


Nov 07, 2017 at 03:43 PM
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$800 is a great price. Hopefully field tests will follow shortly and provide an indication if it is worth it.


Nov 07, 2017 at 05:33 PM
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Interesting lens. Wondering how good the optics will be.


Nov 07, 2017 at 05:53 PM
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trebor1180 wrote:
$800 is a great price. Hopefully field tests will follow shortly and provide an indication if it is worth it.

Sadly I expect it will be worth only $800.
EBH



Nov 07, 2017 at 07:01 PM
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I hope it to be a fine affordable and not too heavy landscape lens.


Nov 07, 2017 at 08:16 PM
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Gee, not even for sale yet and already being dismissed.


Nov 07, 2017 at 10:30 PM
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It probably won't be super heavy if it's 4.5 to 6.3. I get why the industry's moving towards 6.3 lenses, they're smaller and lighter and modern cameras don't really care about the ISO bump to keep shutter speed up. I still find it annoying.


Nov 07, 2017 at 11:48 PM
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Photozack81 wrote:
It probably won't be super heavy if it's 4.5 to 6.3. I get why the industry's moving towards 6.3 lenses, they're smaller and lighter and modern cameras don't really care about the ISO bump to keep shutter speed up. I still find it annoying.


Sigma and Tamron are not Nikon and Canon.

EBH



Nov 08, 2017 at 12:38 AM
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Photozack81 wrote:
It probably won't be super heavy if it's 4.5 to 6.3. I get why the industry's moving towards 6.3 lenses, they're smaller and lighter and modern cameras don't really care about the ISO bump to keep shutter speed up. I still find it annoying.


I wouldnít accept it in a 400mm lens. Itís a reasonable trade-off @ 600mm, but i agree itís annoying. Iím glad Nikon made their 200-500 f/5.6 and hopefully the rumors are correct about the Canon 200-600 being f/5.6. What I canít accept at all is seeing WA lenses becoming f/6.3, Canon like many others is now producing rubbish like a 15-45 f/6.3 for APS-C. Already smaller sensor has worse noise than FF and you are saddling it with slow ass aperture. Zero ability to control DoF in normal use, with an f/11 equivalent aperture.




Nov 08, 2017 at 12:43 AM
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EB-1 wrote:
Sigma and Tamron are not Nikon and Canon.

EBH


Wow, earth-shattering.



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This lens is about the same size as my 300/4.5 Nikkor, which is pretty lightweight, considering. F/6.3 bothered me, but one lens I've been using seems to underexpose by at least 1/3 stop. And it is f/5.6. Might not be that big of a deal, for me.

If IS and optics compare well to the v1 canon, might consider it. I was thinking those about $1K



Nov 08, 2017 at 01:44 AM
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Ferrophot wrote:
Gee, not even for sale yet and already being dismissed.


One could say that about a lot of products, such as the 6D II.

EBH



Nov 08, 2017 at 02:45 AM
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Photozack81 wrote:
It probably won't be super heavy if it's 4.5 to 6.3. I get why the industry's moving towards 6.3 lenses, they're smaller and lighter and modern cameras don't really care about the ISO bump to keep shutter speed up. I still find it annoying.


We already know the weight, it is a little bit lighter than the similar Sigma zoom so apparently this is about as good as it gets at this spec and price level. Although not for everyone, light and compact lenses have their advantages and in this case the main penalty is just 1/3 stop light loss compared to the much heavier Canon (and possibly more AF limitations, depending on body / TC use etc.).

Personally I'm mostly interested in image quality closeup and at wider apertures, I'm very unhappy with the Canon 100-400II for this. Looking through Sigma 100-400 closeup images my impression is that it doesn't have the 'glow' problem of the Canon lens, most images look acceptable but not really good either (significantly worse than the old 4/300IS). I hope the Tamron is better but probably closeup IQ is an afterthought in these lenses as they are optimized for long distance shooting. At least the Tamron has a tripod clamp option (never use it, but you never know) and might have a bit better IS as well.



Nov 08, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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technic wrote:
[Although not for everyone, light and compact lenses have their advantages and in this case the main penalty is just 1/3 stop light loss compared to the much heavier Canon (and possibly more AF limitations, depending on body / TC use etc.).


Or even 2/3 stop at 300mm in case of Sigma (still haven't got such details about forthcoming Tamron)...



Nov 08, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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I picked up the Sigma version recently. It was noticeably smaller and lighter. My non-scientific tests suggests it is sharper than the 100-400L (some reviews show it possibly beating the mk 2 at some stops/focal lengths). AF was fast and responsive. Of course, it is a slow lens and as the sun went down on a cloudy day, ISO had to go way up. I definitely see a place for it though.



Nov 08, 2017 at 03:26 PM
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I'm hoping for a nikon 80-400 e fl lens... I've never been all that happy with my nikon 80-400 g, looking for something else in that focal range to fill the gap. I'm currently thinking about the nikon 300mm pf as an alternate, along with a 70-200. When shooting critters, I hate having to change lenses.


Nov 08, 2017 at 04:26 PM
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EB-1 wrote:
Sadly I expect it will be worth only $800.
EBH


Reviews of Tamron and Sigma lenses have been quite positive over the last few years. I owned a Tamron 70-200/2.8, and found it fast, quiet, and sharp. I have a Sigma 150-600C that is very sharp.

They may not be, in general, QUITE to the level (95%?) of Nikon/Canon (that said, sometimes they EXCEED them in this or that respect) but they are FAR less expensive, and typically lighter...a good or bad thing depending on how a person feels about that.








Nov 08, 2017 at 05:28 PM
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cohenfive wrote:
I'm hoping for a nikon 80-400 e fl lens... I've never been all that happy with my nikon 80-400 g, looking for something else in that focal range to fill the gap.


I feel like the 80-400 g is still pretty new, so it's not likely to be updated any time soon. But I'd love to be wrong about that.



Nov 08, 2017 at 05:46 PM
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OccAeon wrote:
I feel like the 80-400 g is still pretty new, so it's not likely to be updated any time soon. But I'd love to be wrong about that.


Itís a disappointing lens and the 200-500 is a much better performer overall yet costs half the money. It needs and urgent update but the 200-400 is getting an update next, hopefully for the third effort they can get it to focus all the way to infinity.

Curious about the new SOny 100-400 GM, lighter than the Canon, even better mfd and max magnification, but silly price.



Nov 09, 2017 at 04:05 AM
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Compared to the Sigma it is 4.5 vs 5.0 at 100mm. It has a 0.277x vs 0.263x MM value. It has the option to buy a tripod collar (with built in arca swiss) that may not be needed but still is there if you want it.

B&H has the sigma now for $699 with free UV filter and free Sigma dock so that is a plus for the Sigma.



Nov 09, 2017 at 04:33 AM
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