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Offline Marie C

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600mm Lens
« on: April 07, 2015, 07:52:27 PM »
Hi All..

Just after a bit of advice really..

I am a Sony A380, and i am in search of a 600mm lens.  Has anyone on here had any experience with the Tamron SP 150-600mm ??

I have been doing some research and have heard some good feedback..
Can anyone help ??

Cheers  :)

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Re: 600mm Lens
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 09:20:58 PM »
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Re: 600mm Lens
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 11:36:49 AM »
Currently, if you want 600mm there are 3 options

1) Tamron 150-600
2) 300 f/2.8 + 2xTC
3) Minolta 600 f/4

The second is too expensive for most, and the 2xTC will degrade IQ.
The Third means waiting for a reasonably rate s/h lens to come available, and then hoping the price and condition are good (but will be the best option IQ wise)

This leaves the Tamron as the only practical option, and as you say, reviews are fairly positive.

Sigma will be brining out their 150-600 Contemporary in Sony A-Mount eventually, but I would guess it will be 6 months + before we see it.

The other possibility is the Sony 70-400G and cropping - which gives better results at 400mm and below, and similar results above 400mm (IE the cropped results from a 70-400G are comparable to the Tamron), but costs significantly more.

Personally I'm leaning towards getting the Tamron (soon), but if a good 70-400G came up s/h I might be swayed!


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Re: 600mm Lens
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 04:12:05 PM »
The quality you get from the Tamron 150-600 is excellent compare to how much you pay for a lens at 600mm.

https://luminous-landscape.com/sony-a7ii-tamron-150-600mm-antarctica/
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Offline Marie C

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Re: 600mm Lens
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 04:55:08 PM »
Thanks all. :)

Confirmed that it is a good camera, even for my level,, .. i think a purchase may be in order, as it is more in my budget, but seems pretty good all round. 

Thank you Gordon and REX for the links... *thumbs up*