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Registered: October 2014
Posts: 1
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD SP review by Magal
Review Date: 10/2/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

Pros: Image sharpness, zoom range, sharp at 600 [stepped down], VC
Cons: Dust under front element, VC useless for airshow display use.

As regards image quality, the results can be stunning but you have to get used to its characteristics to achieve them. VC takes about a second to kick in but when it does it's top notch. Panning shots with VC on presented no problems in the horizontal but any other angle threw it off, such that air display shots were better off without VC. AF is quick and silent and on the whole very accurate.
Zoom and focus rings turn very smoothly with just about the right amount of damping; pity the sealing is not up to the same standard, seeing that dust soon appeared under the front element. As already stated, image quality can be stunning, with very good contrast, punchy colours and excellent sharpness. It gives best results in the mid aperture range - f8 to f11 and unlike most zooms, stays sharp even at 600 within this aperture range. Very low CA and low vignetting on APS-C size sensor.
All in all, considering what it costs, I'm pretty happy with this lens and would recommend it any time.

Registered: December 2012
Posts: 1
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD SP review by GWK
Review Date: 4/8/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $1,170.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Good build, sharp photos and solid AF
Cons: AF can be slow and the VC takes 1 sec to take full effect

Only had this lens for a week. I am using it with a Canon 50d so the slow AF may, at least in part due to it. I calibrated the AF micro adjustment to the lens and it made a noticeable difference.

Images have been very good, although at the moment my poor image rate is double that I normally have. Probably due to the need to be careful about depth of field issues with at 600mm lens.

While the VC is slow to start, it is very effective and it makes it practical to use this lens handheld.

Overall, the images are as sharp as those I get with a Canon 70-300mm f5.6L.


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