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Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Lens Priced and Available for Pre-Order in the US

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The much-anticipated 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens from Tamron, which replaces its current 200-500mm, has officially gotten a US price and is now available for pre-order. As you might remember, the lens was announced back in early November, with US availability and Japan pricing going public earlier this month.

Japanese pricing had it at a US equivalent of about $1,350, but US users will actually get it cheaper than that. Still $120 more expensive than the 200-500mm before it, the lens is available for pre-order from B&H for only $1,070 in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.

The lens officially hits shelves in the States on January 17th, so if you do pre-order, expect it ship then.


 
 
  • 54wersdrfddfsfgd

    now test it.. we know it´s out…..

    must be bad when it´s only 1000 dollar.

  • Vin Weathermon

    I preordered one and will do a review. It does sound too good to be true…but maybe they are trying to kill the market for ultra-telephoto lenses…

  • nobody

    There is a japanese in depth review,against 300mm(I) f2.8 with 2x(II)/500mm f4 + 1.4/800mm f5.6.Its lot better than the 300mm.The af is exactly as fast/slow as the 300mm + 2x.They tested it on 6D/7D/5DIII.

  • Daniel Schubert

    One can always hope :)

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  • Spongebob Nopants

    Of course it’s not going to be better than the other choices. But those other choices range from $1.7k (300mm f/4 + a 2x telextender = f/8 minimum) to $12k (the 600mm canon f/4). The other zoom option out there is the sigma 300-800 f/5.6 for $8k.
    This isn’t competing with those in price but it is competing with a good superzoom. The question is weather image quality with this lens on a FF body is a better option than a superzoom with a 1/1.7 or 1/2.3 sort of sensor.
    The pics I’ve seen so far look far better than what I’ve seen from superzooms and waaay better than what I’ve seen from large focal length mirror lenses. But testing will need to be done in other situations.
    I’m not prepared to spend $8k or $12k on a lens and I’m not wasting my time with the horrid image quality, single f/stop and manual focus of mirror lenses.
    I AM prepared to take ok quality images with middling contrast and then tweak them in photoshop.

  • Vin Weathermon

    Murder is too good for you.

  • Vin Weathermon