I spent one weekend shooting with a Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens.
Viljandimaa @ May 2019
Impressions about the lens:
- Sample images you can see throughout this week
- It was a lot of fun to use it, as I usually shoot with 200mm and 600mm will take you to far beyond it.
- I was very happy seeing photos on LCD
- The lens was practical and handy to use, and reasonably fast
- It is really short when locked to 150mm
- You better have good light for shooting with 600mm
... but Vibration control is quite impressive
...And 600mm is not easy to point and hold anyway, so you have to practice more than I did
- Sometimes I didn't like the bokeh of the result (see here) at all
- Sometimes I was impressed with the sharpness of the result on 600mm (see here)
... but quite often the result was much softer than I'm used to with my 70-200mm (sizing down and sharpening helped out on the stork photo above, but I still can't see any feather details on stork)
... and I made a bunch of slightly unsharp photos, too - with 600mm, still object and good light.
Generally speaking: I liked many results - but the success percentage was lower than I expected and somehow unpredictable for me. Maybe it just me and a lack of experience with that lens and focus range.
I will not buy it, as I don't like to carry it with me all the time anyway (and I love my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens).
But if I would, the price and quality (and a lot of practice) combination make that lens a strong candidate for sure.
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