Posts Tagged ‘tamron’

Battle of the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS Lenses: $2,200 Canon Versus $1,500 Tamron

Looking to buy a lens in the popular 70-200mm focal range for your Canon DSLR? If want the best money can buy, you’re probably looking at a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, which costs a hefty $2,200. If you’d like the same range, fixed f/2.8 aperture, and stabilization but at a more affordable price point, the $1,500 Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC might be a product you’ve been eyeing. But how do these two lenses stack up against each other, and how big of a difference is there?

In the 10-minute video above, Kai Wong of DigitalRev pits the two options against each other on the streets of Hong Kong.
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Tamron 15-30mm is the First Ultra-Wide f/2.8 Zoom Lens to Offer Stabilization

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Tamron today announced the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD ulta-wide zoom lens, which the company says is the first ultra-wide f/2.8 zoom to offer image stabilization (called “vibration compensation” in Tamron-speak).
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Sigma Challenges Tamron with Its Own Hefty 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sport Zoom

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Not yet announced in the English language, but announced nonetheless, it seems Sigma is looking to go toe-to-toe (read: focal length to focal length) with Tamron’s popular 150-600mm f/5-6.3 by releasing its own slightly more professional grade version. Read more…

Cheap Shot Challenge: Photos Taken with Expensive Gear Recreated On the Cheap

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Want to make some great photos but don’t have or don’t want to spend a lot of money? A few days ago I posted photo of a Hummingbird on my Facebook page I took with a new Nikon D810 and a 85mm 1.8. I received a comment asking me “how much money do you spend on your equipment to get a shot like this?” Others comment from time to time that they’d love to get into photography but don’t have the money.

So, I thought, how close can I come to some of the shots I get with my Nikon D600 and the D810 with a really cheap used DSLR? The personal challenge began. Read more…

Tamron Reveals the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8, Its First All-in-One Zoom for MFT Systems

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Tamron broke new ground in MFT lenses yesterday with the release of the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 DI III, the company’s very first all-in-one zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Read more…

DxOMark Takes the Tamron 150-600mm for a Spin, Gets Impressive Results

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DxOMark has already had a chance to put the exciting new Tamron 150-600mm super telephoto lens through its paces, and the results might surprise you. At a fraction of the cost, it actually OUTPERFORMS pricier (and not as far-reaching) Canon glass when mounted on full-frame systems. Read more…

It’s a Great Time to Buy Glass! Both Nikon and Fuji are Offering Steep Lens Rebates

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If you’re in the market for some new glass, now is the time to act. Not only is this the time of year that Nikon offers its annual “lens only” rebates — where you can get steep discounts on lenses WITHOUT having to buy a DSLR — but other companies are following suit. Most notably Fuji, who is apparently slaughtering Nikon in this discount battle. Read more…

Tamron 150-600mm Telezoom Shootout

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There’s been a lot of interest in the newly released Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD lens. (For those wondering what the initials mean, VC means vibration control, the others all read ‘marketing drivel’.) But meaningless initials or not, with a price under $1,100, a superior range, and vibration control, this lens has created a lot of excitement.

Recently, the good people at Imatest have developed an ultra-high resolution, backlit chart printed on photographic film that is perfect for testing long telephoto lenses in the lab. The combination of a new, cool Imatest setup and a new, cool lens proved irresistible, so we decided to compare the new Tamron with the older Tamron 200-500mm, Sigma 50-500mm OS, and Canon 100-400 IS lenses. Read more…

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.

Tamron Has a Shiny New 150-600mm Lens in the Works, Will be Its Longest Zoom Yet

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Here’s a little gear porn to keep your G.A.S. revving this Thursday. Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron has officially announced that it is working on a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom lens that will replace the company’s current 200-500mm lens and become the longest focal length zoom in its lineup. Read more…