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Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:04 pm
by Symtex
I spent the weekend with the lens and I am very please. Not only because its a great bargain for 600mm but because its a great lens period. I suggest using a vest or a tripod because for long period of time, it's kinda heavy. When you do bird photography, you want to stop moving for extended period of time and let the magic happen.

My 100-400L is going to be on Craigslist very soon.

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:10 pm
by Thomas
Congratulations, Symtex, on your new lens! Hope you catch a great many satisfying shots with it.
And we're eagerly waiting for some samples from you!

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:39 pm
by Symtex
Thomas wrote:Congratulations, Symtex, on your new lens! Hope you catch a great many satisfying shots with it.
And we're eagerly waiting for some samples from you!


You just needed to ask :-)

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Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:26 am
by 4xxxx
Looks good to me especially the last one, the IQ and contrast is great, can you post the setting you used especially the focal length.

Cheers

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:13 am
by Symtex
4xxxx wrote:Looks good to me especially the last one, the IQ and contrast is great, can you post the setting you used especially the focal length.

Cheers

All 3 pictures were done @ 600mm F6.3

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:09 pm
by Thomas
Thank you very much, Symtex.
Could you post some 100% crops from the center, too?

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:36 am
by 4xxxx
Do you have an opinion on the speed of the AF, and what are the chances of shooting a bird/object in motion. :)

Cheers

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:38 am
by Symtex
The AF is decent on the 5D3. Following birds at proximity with 600mm of focal length. That's another story

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:21 pm
by Symtex
Here's a close up

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Green Winged Teal by Fogboundturtle, on Flickr

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:32 pm
by Rorschach
Lovely shots! I'm tempted to save up for one of these lenses.

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:24 pm
by oldCarlos
Still waiting for the Nikon fit versions here in the UK. :roll:

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:42 pm
by Thomas
Yeah,me too!

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:51 pm
by oldCarlos
Thomas, I've just spoken to Tamron UK this morning re availability. (Nikon fit) A few have already been sold in the UK, but they are still waiting for further supplies coming through from Tamron.

Tamron UK simply don't know when to expect the next shipment & it doesn't sound like i'll have one within the next week, but they asked who I'd pre-ordered with & took my number.
Apparently demand has far exceeded their expectations!

As I said & he agreed (the issue has already been brought to Tamron's attention) it's the lack of information that's so frustrating & counter productive.

I'll just wait a couple more weeks, then if it doesn't arrive i'll cancel & look at the alternatives. I'm not prepared to miss what Summer we get, without a longer lens.

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:53 pm
by zackiedawg
You Nikon guys think YOU'RE waiting!? I started this thread half-a-year ago, and my Sony mount version still likely won't be here until late August or September at the soonest. Bah humbug! I am still looking forward to it though...and honestly I was hoping to have the lens by April 1 to catch our Spring migration and mating season here in Florida - once that passed, there's really no pressing need to get the lens any sooner than about September now - our summer is long, hot, and humid, and no rare or visiting birds likely until late fall...my current lenses can cover summer duties.

Re: Tamron Sp 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI USD

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:17 pm
by oldCarlos
Quick update.
My local shop rang this afternoon to say it's arrived!!!!!! :shock: I'll be collecting it after lunch tomorrow. 8)