View Full Version : Not Bad

06-10-2014, 09:38 PM
After unloading a couple super-telephoto lenses, (500f4L and 300f2.8L), as my photo interests/needs have changed, I did find myself missing them once in awhile. Went out and picked up a couple "cheap" lenses as in the 400 f5.6L, and the new Tamron 150-600. This was shot with the Tamron and seems to be not bad for the price.


06-10-2014, 09:43 PM
Not bad at all. :)

06-10-2014, 11:36 PM
lovely image HBG

06-11-2014, 12:52 AM
I've been wondering if you had the Tamron lens and what your opinion of it is, since you mentioned it some time ago on the forum. I have it on order but apparently the Camera Store has it on back order. I'd be interested if you have any other comments about the lens for sure. I do like this picture of the gull.

06-11-2014, 06:14 AM
Thanks all for the kind words.

The Tamron is def a mixed bag. Def not what I am used to, but then again this is a $1200 lens. It does focus decently quick, but hunts a little in lower light. As for lower light this thing needs a lot of light. Not a problem if shooting with 5DMkIII as I just bump the iso up. It is quite sharp, and almost meets the 4005.6L in that department. The VC works very well and easily handheld down to /125 sec at 300-400mm shots and still blur free on still objects. It does have some vignetting if shooting in anything but a bright sky, but not a real issue, as easily corrected in post. Also would not be as noticeable if shooting a crop camera.
I would def recommend this lens to anyone in both Canon and Nikon mount for a cheap, good image quality alternative to a super expensive super-tele. also have the extreme versatility of that massive range on the zoom that comes in handy.

06-11-2014, 03:23 PM
So graceful in flight. Beautiful.

Do you ever use teleconverters on your long glass, and if so, what does that do for auto-focus and image stabilization?

06-11-2014, 04:01 PM
Yes no matter what you say in regards to Gulls they are def one of the worlds greatest fliers.
As for Tc's on long glass. Was never a problem on the 500 f4 with a 1.4X and the 300 f2.8 could take a 2X and still be acceptable.
Now this Tamron I would never use a TC on, as it needs all the light it can get and is not a speed freak when it comes to focusing. The 400 f5.6L will take a 1.4X very well as it is a speed demon when it comes to focusing, and also razor sharp, so it does not hinder it much at all.

07-05-2014, 04:09 AM
I'd seen a couple of reviews on the Tamron, saying it's a really good compromise zoom. It's on my list of "rent it and try it". Maybe towards the end of the year. You and it did a fine job on the gull.