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Offline Doodle

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Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« on: January 06, 2014, 04:57:14 PM »
I couldn't take it any longer.  I saw the specs on this lens and went ahead and put in the pre-order. 
It's almost too good to be true.  (thankfully B&H has a return policy if the lens really sucks)

The specs -vs- the price tag made this one almost irresistible.  If it works then I will be putting up my 70-200 f4 for sale.

I can't help but think this will help tremendously in the area of birding and other wildlife.  <crossing fingers>

I hope to be able to throw up some pics as soon as it comes in so we can pixel peep.

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 05:28:21 PM »
Dang.  I'm glad you took the jump to get this lens.  I might get it, but waiting for some results.  Have you heard any news when it will be available?  BTW, when you get this lens and decide to keep it why would you want to sell the 70-200?  That is a great lens.   

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 05:43:36 PM »
Dang.  I'm glad you took the jump to get this lens.  I might get it, but waiting for some results.  Have you heard any news when it will be available?  BTW, when you get this lens and decide to keep it why would you want to sell the 70-200?  That is a great lens.   

Well, I think he would like to upgrade that lens for two reasons, one f2.8 and two IS. (I believe his is a non-IS version) But he does get some great shots with that old thing doesn't he.  :)
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 06:05:15 PM »
Dang.  I'm glad you took the jump to get this lens.  I might get it, but waiting for some results.  Have you heard any news when it will be available?  BTW, when you get this lens and decide to keep it why would you want to sell the 70-200?  That is a great lens.   

It shows as being available on Jan. 17th. 
As for why I would sell it,  I just don't see a need for it *assuming* this new lens can give sharp shots.  (if it doesn't give me sharp shots I will send it back and keep what I have now)   Since I would have that focal range covered, I just can't justify keeping that other lens around and not being used.

bandguy:  I wish it had a 2.8 telephoto lens! :)  This Tamron is only an f5-6.3 though.  But you're right about the IS. That will be HUGE for me as my f4 does not have it.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 06:10:06 PM »
Well, if you got the 2.8 70-200mm then you would have low light situations covered that that new fangled lens would not have right?

Just trying to help you spend your money.

So is year going to be your "big year" or a "big month" or "big week" or "big day" birding when you get that lens?
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 06:15:20 PM »
Well, if you got the 2.8 70-200mm then you would have low light situations covered that that new fangled lens would not have right?

Just trying to help you spend your money.

So is year going to be your "big year" or a "big month" or "big week" or "big day" birding when you get that lens?

Sadly, I only have the f4 version of that lens.  Some other lucky guys on our forum (including Suka) have the 2.8 version though.  I think that gaining 400mm length is worth losing a couple of stops since most all of my shooting is done during the day anyhow.
I hope I get to call this a Big Year since my "plans"  (we all know how THAT tends to work out) are to get out and shoot more wildlife and in fact will be making some trips specifically for that this year.  Even an Air Show or two are in the works!  ;D
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 06:39:43 PM »
Awesome!  I can't wait to see some of the results.  On paper the thing looks fantastic...I just hope it doesn't have the old Tamron quality control issues.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 06:53:08 PM »
Just my opinion and response(s).  I have the 70-200 IS lens f/4, not the 2.8.  The 70-200 is a great lens and has better quality (IQ) then the 100-400 L, at least on my 60D.  I use the 100-400 for getting shots of raptures.  Sometimes wish I had the 70-200 to get the shots.  This Tamron lens may be the next thing I purchase.

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 07:04:31 PM »
Just my opinion and response(s).  I have the 70-200 IS lens f/4, not the 2.8.  The 70-200 is a great lens and has better quality (IQ) then the 100-400 L, at least on my 60D.  I use the 100-400 for getting shots of raptures.  Sometimes wish I had the 70-200 to get the shots.  This Tamron lens may be the next thing I purchase.

My bad. I thought you had the 2.8! 
And (like Wintergon mentioned) if the image quality isn't at least as sharp as my 70-200, then it will go back.   I can't see keeping a lens if it gives me soft images.   I can only HOPE the quality issues will be non-existent  on this new lens.
Hopefully I can get us some images to pixel peep and give everyone a better idea of what this lens will be about.
(tentatively ships on the 17th and I got 2 day shipping)
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 04:16:36 PM »
Just my opinion and response(s).  I have the 70-200 IS lens f/4, not the 2.8.  The 70-200 is a great lens and has better quality (IQ) then the 100-400 L, at least on my 60D.  I use the 100-400 for getting shots of raptures.  Sometimes wish I had the 70-200 to get the shots.  This Tamron lens may be the next thing I purchase.

My bad. I thought you had the 2.8! 
And (like Wintergon mentioned) if the image quality isn't at least as sharp as my 70-200, then it will go back.   I can't see keeping a lens if it gives me soft images.   I can only HOPE the quality issues will be non-existent  on this new lens.
Hopefully I can get us some images to pixel peep and give everyone a better idea of what this lens will be about.
(tentatively ships on the 17th and I got 2 day shipping)

Hopefully this lens will be the next great thing for us who can't afford spending more than 2 grand every year on photo stuff.  Did you jump on this lens thinking the price may increase upon reviews? 

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2014, 05:04:05 PM »
Can't wait to see the shots. That's all I'm waiting for before I order one.

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2014, 06:53:04 PM »

Hopefully this lens will be the next great thing for us who can't afford spending more than 2 grand every year on photo stuff.  Did you jump on this lens thinking the price may increase upon reviews?

No sir.  I just think (ok, praying) that this will be a good lens at a terrific price.  I was going to do what armychris said and wait until I see some photos before ordering but then I thought: most reputable places (like B&H where I placed my preorder) have a good return policy.  So with that thought in mind, I decided to order it and test it myself. If I can make some sharp pics with it, then it's a keeper.  If I can't get it to work (doesn't matter who's fault), then it will go back.

The price is ridiculous compared to any other lens at that length/ features. It's gotta be worth a try.
@ Chris- I really will try to post some shots within 24-48 hours of receiving this lens.  Weather would be my only reason for failing to do so.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014, 07:53:41 PM »
Hey Doodle, got this from Tamron today in my email about your new lens:


http://www.tamron-usa.com/enews/archives/2014/jan14_plant.php

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2014, 08:26:28 PM »
Hey Doodle, got this from Tamron today in my email about your new lens:


http://www.tamron-usa.com/enews/archives/2014/jan14_plant.php


I found a review done by some Japanese guy (it had to be translated) and it'd odd but he also had photos that he said he took...that are also from Yellowstone.  Hmmm...
Is something hinky going on or is it a coincidence???   ???
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 08:52:32 PM »
I am definitely interested in seeing how this goes.  I have the Tamron 200-500 right now.
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