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Tamron 150-600
« on: December 22, 2015, 07:22:28 AM »
Hi,

I have read a dozen reviews about the Tamron 150-600. Most of them are made with Nikon and Canon camera's. Some of them say
that it has slower focus depending on which camera you use. How does it compare to Sony. I have the A700, A900 and A580.
I won't be slower than the screw focus I hope, and maybe faster than the SSM on my 70-300G. So if that is the case, than for me
it's all ok.
Some say, it's not quite sharp at 600, but al lot sharper than what Sigma had with their * - 500 lenses. So for me that's a possitive point.
Offcourse, you can't start looking at lenses that cost 10 times that much to say that sharpness and contrast are worse.
If you have a VW Golf, it won't be the same quality as a BMW 645 for example, and that doesn't even cost's 10 times that much.

I don't have the privelige of buying lenses of 2000 euro or more. And in my opinion, the Tamron is the only choice available if
I would like to take descent pictures at 600mm.

What do you think?

ps, I will propably buy one this week
ps sorry if the english isn't completely correct, it's early morning
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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 11:51:05 AM »
I have both the 70-300G and Tamron 150-600.

The G I've used a lot over hte years, on both A700 and A900, and I'm sure you don't need to be told what a great lens it can be.

I only got the Tamron late this year, and have only had 1 real opportunity to try it out, at the Eastbourne air show (mid August) - and am embarrassed to add that I have still not fully processed the shots I took then as life has been very busy (but in a generally good way).

As I mentioned in pm, I will try and get a few sample RAW's to you,  so you can see how they compare, but I was generally happy with the results. I will add that in addition to the first time out with the Tamron, it was also my first time using my gimbal mount on the tripod - but again that seemed to work well.

I will also try and get some processed shots up on the forum.

I would also try looking at the Dyxum sample images pages for the Tamron, which will show what can be achieved but those with more practice than me (though obviously these are all processed images)
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic110428.html

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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 03:55:37 PM »
Hi,

I received my lens today, what a beast.
Took some quick shots with it, very neat.
Here's a crop from today's A380
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1647919628790628&set=a.1412535405662386.1073741829.100007178195812&type=3&theater

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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 03:57:09 PM »
I don't know if you can see the pic with my privacy settings on facebook?
Sony α900 | Sony α580 | Sony α700
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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 08:14:26 PM »
I don't know if you can see the pic with my privacy settings on facebook?

Unfortunately we cannot.
Sony A7, A850, A77, A700 || Sony>> 70-300G, 28-75 f2.8 SAM, 16-80CZ, 50 f1.4, FE 28-70 OSS, FE 24-70CZ f4 OSS, LA-EA4 || Minolta>> 300 f4 G HS, 200 f2.8 G HS, 100 f2.8 (D) Macro, 50 f1.7, 28 f2.8, 28-135 f4-4.5, 70-210 f4, 500 f8 Reflex, TC x 1.4 HS, TC x 2 HS. || Sigma 21-35 f3.5-4.2. || Tamron SP 24-135.

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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2015, 02:09:46 PM »
I don't know if you can see the pic with my privacy settings on facebook?

Unfortunately we cannot.

As Charls says Unfortunately we cannot
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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2015, 12:15:09 PM »
I'll take a look at it when I'm off from work on monday.
I'm working now at the airport, not everybody has the benefit of
being at home on Christmas. ;)

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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2015, 05:00:31 PM »
Hello, Hello,
Here are the foto's taken with my Sony 580.
Aircraft around 33000 feet. Foto's are cropped, a little bit clarity added and sharpened.







hope you can see them

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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2015, 05:02:17 PM »
Sony α900 | Sony α580 | Sony α700
Sony 16-80 CZ f3.5-4.5 | Sony 16-105 f3.5-4.5 | Sony 70-300G f4.5-5.6 | Sony 50mm f1.4 | Sony 85 f2.8 SAM | Minolta 24mm f2.8 RS | Sigma 10-20mm  f4-5.6 EX DC | Sigma 70mm f2.8 Macro EX DG | Sigma 24-60 f2.8 | Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM| Sony HVL-F56AM

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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2016, 04:35:37 AM »
The Tamron is faster focusing than the Sony 70-400G but not as sharp. It gets real soft at 600, it is fine at 560mm 

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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2016, 08:01:59 AM »
I have got this lens and I use it with my Sony A77 and now I have had it fixed I am more than please with it.
Looking at the shots you have shown I think you are the same way now also.
I am sometime too honest for my own good.