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Offline Wintergon

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2014, 04:28:00 PM »
Many of the cameras in the mid-higher range have a micro focus adjustment which allows you to correct for minor focusing issues.

There is a little blurb on the second page of this:
http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/app/pdfs/quickguides/CDLC_Accurate_EOS_AF_QuickGuide.pdf


@Doodle - Might be a dumb question but did you shut of VC when you were using the tripod to test?
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2014, 04:33:27 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" ?
Wintergon has just said it for me. My mistake, I should have said "micro" focus adjustment.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2014, 05:23:46 PM »
No micro focus capabilities guys sorry.
And to Wintergon: not a dumb question but yes, I used a tripod and remote release with VC off.

One thing I believe is making a difference on the tripod is the fact that it is a cheap one.  I tried "Live View" today and noticed that it took a couple of seconds (at least!) to get the camera to stop swaying every time I tried to adjust it.  I couldn't believe the amount of movement I was getting.  It was really noticeable when I went in close with Live View. I will retry more shots tomorrow and will try to take into account the time needed for the camera to stop moving...at least until I can get a good solid tripod.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2014, 05:44:26 PM »
I couldn't believe the amount of movement I was getting.

Not too surprising with that big old pipe.  Try holding the end of a long stick and keeping the far end still!

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2014, 05:47:16 PM »
I couldn't believe the amount of movement I was getting.

Not too surprising with that big old pipe.  Try holding the end of a long stick and keeping the far end still!

Exactly.

I can see a little bit of movement when I hand hold my 70-200 at full zoom.  Now make that 3X farther and the resulting movement ratio is proportionate....and it is painfully obvious.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2014, 06:57:24 PM »
Doodle, please let me know the quality of your shots with this lens after taking some shots in bright day light at 1/1000+ and f/8.   

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2014, 07:01:31 PM »
Doodle, please let me know the quality of your shots with this lens after taking some shots in bright day light at 1/1000+ and f/8.

I certainly will....
...if I ever see sunlight and not subzero temps to go out in.
I hope to use those exact specs when I can...as SOON as I can.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2014, 07:15:45 PM »
Doodle, please let me know the quality of your shots with this lens after taking some shots in bright day light at 1/1000+ and f/8.

I certainly will....
...if I ever see sunlight and not subzero temps to go out in.
I hope to use those exact specs when I can...as SOON as I can.

This weather is crazy.  We have had record breaking temps here in the Phx area with a high temp of 82 yesterday, but talking with my family back in the upper Midwest they have been getting record breaking low temps - like 40 below zero.  Hope things change for you soon.

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2014, 07:22:09 PM »
Doodle, please let me know the quality of your shots with this lens after taking some shots in bright day light at 1/1000+ and f/8.

I certainly will....
...if I ever see sunlight and not subzero temps to go out in.
I hope to use those exact specs when I can...as SOON as I can.

This weather is crazy.  We have had record breaking temps here in the Phx area with a high temp of 82 yesterday, but talking with my family back in the upper Midwest they have been getting record breaking low temps - like 40 below zero.  Hope things change for you soon.
Thanks Bud. As of tonight, we are now under that Wind Chill warning where the WC is expected to exceed -25 degrees tonight through Friday morning.  Not exactly the temps I was hoping for to sneak outside with a tripod and experiment!

And now a totally NEW rant: I just realized that this big honkin' lens does not have a case for it.  Canon's lens have a fancy case...where's the one for this??! 
Time to hit the interwebs to see if someone sells a generic case to protect this bad boy.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2014, 08:52:03 PM »
Many of the cameras in the mid-higher range have a micro focus adjustment which allows you to correct for minor focusing issues.

There is a little blurb on the second page of this:
http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/app/pdfs/quickguides/CDLC_Accurate_EOS_AF_QuickGuide.pdf


@Doodle - Might be a dumb question but did you shut of VC when you were using the tripod to test?


Ok, thanks.  I know some lens allow you manually focus with the auto focus on but was not aware or the micro focus.  I will read the blurb soon.
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2014, 09:14:12 PM »
Many of the cameras in the mid-higher range have a micro focus adjustment which allows you to correct for minor focusing issues.

There is a little blurb on the second page of this:
http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/app/pdfs/quickguides/CDLC_Accurate_EOS_AF_QuickGuide.pdf


@Doodle - Might be a dumb question but did you shut of VC when you were using the tripod to test?


Ok, thanks.  I know some lens allow you manually focus with the auto focus on but was not aware or the micro focus.  I will read the blurb soon.


I have it on my 7d and have adjusted the 50mm. It's nice cause it will remember the lens that it's for and you can adjust other lenses differently.

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2014, 09:17:28 PM »

I have it on my 7d and have adjusted the 50mm. It's nice cause it will remember the lens that it's for and you can adjust other lenses differently.

Don't tell me that!  I will want to upgrade bodies! 
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2014, 10:12:57 PM »
It's true. I love it and am glad I upgraded. Same sensor and everything but the added features is nice to have and the 8 fps is very helpful for a lot of my shooting. My next big purchase is gonna be the 24-70. Just can't decide on the 2.8 or the f4 IS.

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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2014, 06:36:06 AM »
It's true. I love it and am glad I upgraded. Same sensor and everything but the added features is nice to have and the 8 fps is very helpful for a lot of my shooting. My next big purchase is gonna be the 24-70. Just can't decide on the 2.8 or the f4 IS.

f/2.8 for sure, that is a no brainier.  Be patient and save for it.

But of course if Doodle shows us some great shots, and a good case for his "telescope" then get the 150-600mm and put off that tiny 24-70mm.  ;)
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Re: Tamron 150-600 on pre-order
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2014, 06:43:57 AM »
Don't beat yourself up too much Doodle....you probably got a dud copy. It shouldn't be that complicated to get a decent shot and it's not your first time out with a camera. Just hope you can return it and get another one fairly quickly.
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