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Tamron 150-600

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:03 am
by pistnbroke
Well the sigma 150-500 did not work out too good on Bird feathers so its gone to a new home in Australia and we await the Tamron for £595 about $850

will let you know.

Re: Tamron 150-600

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:00 am
by Eye-level
What are you doing shooting super zoom long? Have you taken up birding or something? Paparazzi maybe? :)

Re: Tamron 150-600

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:16 am
by daredevil123
The tamron is nice, but it loses out to the Sigma sports in sharpness at the long end. But the sports is very heavy, and costs a lot more. The long tele is very good at throwing the background out of focus and give you tons of compression... The tamron is sharp till around 500-520mm. After that it loses some sharpness.

I still own the tamron, and I bring it out sometimes. It is a great tool for portraits sometimes, when I need a lot of compression in my pics. It is also my fast backup lens when birding, mostly used handheld when I am in a car and spot a bird close by.

Some pics I shot with the tamron...


Shot at 600mm at F6.3 (wide open)
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Shot at 150mm at F5.6 (wide open)
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Shot at around 400mm at F6.3 (wide open)
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Re: Tamron 150-600

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:54 am
by Mike
So wonderful shots

Re: Tamron 150-600

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:35 am
by Eye-level
Yes good shots Bert! Been wondering what's going on with you lately. I did away with my FB so I am out of that loop. I gather you are in Northern China nowadays? I've heard about some bad weather and many deaths there recently. That sux...

I'm curious why you moved from SG? I assume you have your family with you?

Re: Tamron 150-600

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:14 am
by daredevil123
Eye-level wrote:Yes good shots Bert! Been wondering what's going on with you lately. I did away with my FB so I am out of that loop. I gather you are in Northern China nowadays? I've heard about some bad weather and many deaths there recently. That sux...

I'm curious why you moved from SG? I assume you have your family with you?


I am actually in East China, in Zhejiang province, 270km southwest of Shanghai. While we get heavy rain sometimes, my area is pretty much free from floods, earthquakes and pretty much most natural disasters.

Yes my wife and son is here with me. I moved from SG to enjoy more country living actually. Economy in SG is also not doing well lately.