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Archive 2010 · Tamron 200-500 & Canon 100-400
  
 
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p.1 #1 · Tamron 200-500 & Canon 100-400


Here are a few quick comparison shots with the Canon 100-400.
7D mounted on tripod, mirror lock-up, self-timer shutter release, all at exactly same distance, manual focus, from jpegs (with in-camera sharpening the same for all images).

If you want a better or more accurate test, you will have to ask someone else to do it. This was just for my curiosity.



















Dec 17, 2010 at 04:06 AM
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p.1 #2 · Tamron 200-500 & Canon 100-400


Huh. Tamron doesn't look half bad to me. How's it look at the shorter end?

**EDIT**
Just read your review. I take it you never got the focusing mechanism fixed and use it strictly as MF?



Dec 17, 2010 at 06:38 AM
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p.1 #3 · Tamron 200-500 & Canon 100-400


Aaron D wrote:
Just read your review. I take it you never got the focusing mechanism fixed and use it strictly as MF?


You are assuming this is the same lens, which it is not. I had the other one repaired (not under warranty) for about $300, then sold it.

My comments on the new one are pretty well the same. The only advantages the Tamron has over the Canon are: cheaper, lighter, and 100mm more reach.

Tamron AF sucks compared to the Canon and lack of focus-limiter is stupid.



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p.1 #4 · Tamron 200-500 & Canon 100-400


Plus, the Canon IS probably comes in handy when you forget to use a tripod.


Dec 17, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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p.1 #5 · Tamron 200-500 & Canon 100-400


For the price the tamron is a good lens
I would go for it just for the lack of stabilization

If I shot in sunny conditions it would be an option of upgrade for my 70-300 IS



Dec 18, 2010 at 12:38 AM
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p.1 #6 · Tamron 200-500 & Canon 100-400


Imagemaster wrote:
You are assuming this is the same lens, which it is not. I had the other one repaired (not under warranty) for about $300, then sold it.

My comments on the new one are pretty well the same. The only advantages the Tamron has over the Canon are: cheaper, lighter, and 100mm more reach.

Tamron AF sucks compared to the Canon and lack of focus-limiter is stupid.

Indeed, I made the mistake of assuming. I forgot how quickly many seem to rotate their stock of gears here. Yes, gears.






Dec 18, 2010 at 07:45 PM





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