Posts Tagged ‘tamron’

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…

Tamron Announces Development of Its Very First Micro Four Thirds Lens

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It’s a big day for lens announcements, and we’re not even done yet. Sigma showed MFT and E-mount some love, and now it’s Tamron’s turn to make mirrorless owners happy. Earlier today, the company officially announced development of its first ever Micro Four Thirds lens: the 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC. Read more…

A Creative Test of the Tamron 18-270mm That’ll Give You the Zoom Creeps

You’ve probably seen a good number of sample photos and videos from camera and lens tests before, but probably not quite like this. Filmmaker Anders Øvergaard puts a creative twist on the idea of “test videos” with this sample footage shot with only a Canon 550D/Rebel T2i and Tamron 18-270mm lens.
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Nikon and Tamron Patent Teleconverters with Built-In Image Stabilization

 

Canon might be rolling out a new Image Stabilized lens with a built-in teleconverter, but Tamron and Nikon seem to have image-stabilization/vibration-reduction tricks up their sleeve as well. Apparently in the early 2000s both Nikon and Tamron filed patents for teleconverters with image stabilization baked right in. Tamron’s was for a standard unit that sits between the lens and the camera body, while Nikon’s was for a unit that sits in front of the lens.
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And the Tamron Superzoom Goes To…

Our latest giveaway for a Tamron AF18-270mm is now over, and it was by far our most popular giveaway ever. We received 909 entries via comments and 543 entries via Twitter, for a grand total of 1452 entries.

And without further ado, the randomly selected winner of the lens is…

#460: Lydia King (@lydking)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lydking/4084984279/ one of the first pictures I’ve ever taken.

Here’s the photograph:

Congratulations Lydia! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway. It was very interesting seeing all of the favorite photographs that were linked to as entries.

We have more giveaways lined up, so please stay tuned!

Giving Away a Tamron Superzoom

Update: This giveaway is now over. We’ve randomly selected a winner and posted the announcement here. Thanks for participating!


Hello friends. Ready for another giveaway? Here it is: We’re giving away a Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Aspherical IF Macro, a lens Wikipedia classifies as a “superzoom“. This lens has a list price on Amazon of $1,333.95, and a “street” price of $629.

This lens goes from very wide (18mm) to very telephoto (250mm), giving it the largest ratio (15x) for DSLR cameras on the market today and making it very useful as a walkaround lens.

This lens is available for crop factor cameras only. If the winner has a full frame camera, we can substitute the lens for the Tamron AF28-300mm (same list price). You can choose either the Canon or the Nikon version of this lens.

To enter, all you need to do is:

Link us to the favorite photo you’ve taken

There are two ways to enter, and doing both methods will give you 2 entries in the contest, and thus double the chance the win!

  1. Leave your response as a comment (on this PetaPixel.com post, not Facebook)
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/pptamron

    As long as the link appears in the post, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

This contest will end next Wednesday on February 3rd, 2010. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and post an announcement. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing all your favorite photographs!


A big thanks to our sponsor Tamron, who is providing the lens for this giveaway!