external First Image Samples Taken with Tamron’s 150-600mm Lens Look Pretty Good —Naver Blog


Tamron recently announced that it was working on a new, 150-600mm lens to replace its current 200-500mm and give wildlife photographers a bit more reach (never a bad idea…). As tempting as the lens is, however, the big question is whether or not it will perform well.

Well, if you trust these first image samples to hit the Internet, the lens doesn’t seem to disappoint!

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  • Spongebob Nopants

    Considering that the other choices to get 600mm for Canon are the sigma 300-800 for about $8k and the Canon 600mm f/4 for over $12.7k, this looks like an excellent option.

    The 2nd least expensive option to achieve 600mm with similar f/stop appears to be

    Sigma120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM AF ($2k used) + a 2x tele extender

    Sigma120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon ($3,600 new) + a 2x tele extender
    Both options give us f/5.6 compared to the Tamron’s f/6.3 at 600mm.
    So I’d like to see a comparison between this Tamron lens and the sigma+telextender option.