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Offline Wintergon

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2014, 07:48:50 PM »
Awesome, looking forward to your review!

Is it heavier than the Canon 100-400?  That one has some weight but canbe handheld easy enough.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2014, 08:14:53 PM »
Awesome, looking forward to your review!

Is it heavier than the Canon 100-400?  That one has some weight but canbe handheld easy enough.

I never hefted one of those but according to specs, the Tamron is 4.3 lbs while the Canon is 3.04 lbs.

(for the record, it felt like 10 lbs.  time to start exercising)  ::)
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2014, 08:31:21 PM »
Bah, nothing to shoot?
Stars? Street lights?
Use a flood light?
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2014, 10:16:33 PM »
Bah, nothing to shoot?
Stars? Street lights?
Use a flood light?
C'mon, man!

Probably can't get it up high enough to take pictures of anything else than the floor  ;)
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2014, 06:10:57 AM »
Bah, nothing to shoot?
Stars? Street lights?
Use a flood light?
C'mon, man!

Apparently you must not know just how lazy I am...   ;)
(it was overcast or I would have tried a moon shoot.)
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2014, 07:51:36 AM »
This is going to take a lot more practice than I originally thought.
I just took about 2 dozen test shots of stationary objects outdoors (a tree stump, some neighbors large christmas lights that haven't been taken down yet...). I have taken some at 200, 400 and 600mm.  So far...not a single one has been even close to sharp.  It has to be me, I'm sure.  But...I even readjusted my dioptic in the viewfinder just in case.  Still bad.

*sigh*

I'll keep hitting it this morning so I can at least get a sharp photo of a stationary object!

p.s. some of the first ones were even taken on a tripod with a wired remote.  still blurry. 
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2014, 10:01:33 AM »
Maybe you should bring that lens down to southern Illinois.  We may have less wind than up there in the flats where you are.  Yeah, that's the ticket, more wind.

Come on down!  ;)
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2014, 10:20:25 AM »
600mm x 1.6 crop = 960mm so rule of thumb would be to use a shutter speed of 1/1000 or more.  What settings have you been using?

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2014, 11:20:15 AM »
This guy was able to get some good shots :)  Let's see some test shots!

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f-5-6-3-di-vc-usd-lens-review-23866

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2014, 11:57:09 AM »
600mm x 1.6 crop = 960mm so rule of thumb would be to use a shutter speed of 1/1000 or more.  What settings have you been using?
Ocho, I couldn't get a sharp image at 150mm on a tripod!  yea....its that bad.


Still working on it though...
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2014, 12:00:57 PM »
This guy was able to get some good shots :)  Let's see some test shots!

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f-5-6-3-di-vc-usd-lens-review-23866




Yea, I saw this review earlier this morning.  I would love to have that kind of clarity.
I'll keep playing with it for a few more days before deciding what to do with it.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2014, 12:07:28 PM »
I just had a look at the flickr page for that lens which was linked in the article from Wintergon.  There are some outstanding images from that lens so there must be a way to do it, or (I hope this is not the case) you got a bad lens.  There's a discussion group on the flickr site too, so you might get some tips from others using it.

Honestly, I wasn't that impressed with the images Tamron used in their announcement, but the stuff I just saw on flickr is very impressive.  It's got me thinking about my own wants and needs!

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2014, 12:15:57 PM »
I just had a look at the flickr page for that lens which was linked in the article from Wintergon.  There are some outstanding images from that lens so there must be a way to do it, or (I hope this is not the case) you got a bad lens.  There's a discussion group on the flickr site too, so you might get some tips from others using it.

Honestly, I wasn't that impressed with the images Tamron used in their announcement, but the stuff I just saw on flickr is very impressive.  It's got me thinking about my own wants and needs!

Actually, I am hoping it IS the lens and not me.  I can live with the fact that it might be a bad copy, instead of the alternative cause: me. 
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2014, 04:01:24 PM »
Is there any way to try it on another body. Too bad the T2i has no manual focus adjustment.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2014, 04:24:37 PM »
Is there any way to try it on another body. Too bad the T2i has no manual focus adjustment.

Can you explain what you mean by "has no manual focus adjustment" ? 
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