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Tamron 150 - 600 A022s G2 Review for Sony

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    Posted: 04 January 2018 at 21:00
If like me you have wondered about this lens and were torn between buying a 30 year old Minolta 400 with no warranty and costing an extra $500 for a copy without haze....Wonder no more. Take a look at my full first week review of the Tamron 150 - 600 G2 for Sony. I feel this was the right choice for me as the image quality and construction of this lens are excellent. Don't forget the nice 10 year warranty Tamron offers for this unit as well. We'll try some TC's, we'll pixel peep and we will discuss all things tamron. Grab a cold one and sit down for a closer look at this fantastic lens.

https://youtu.be/9BboL3XvId8
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2018 at 21:43
Thanks for the review, Gary.

These lenses seem to be great budget options. 600 mm at f/6.3 is a pretty good compromise, and being able to zoom is quite nice. I tried walking about with a 800mm F/8 this past weekend, and while I could find birds with it, it was a bit slow and challenging. I think I'd really want the VC system instead of relying on SteadyShot Inside. Certainly not having either is pretty horrible.
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Hi Gary, I like your youtube reviews.

Can I ask your opinion, I just got a 80-200 G HS so the wife will not let me buy anything expensive in the near future unless I make some money in photography lol....

Do you think a 500mm Minolta or Sony reflex is worth the $400?
I have a Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 2x as well. Wanting to try some moon shots the end of this month.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fivepin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2018 at 12:37
Hey Metroruss,
I don't own the Minolta 500mm mirror, but I hear good things. I absolutely love my Tamron 500mm mirror. It is very very sharp...was very very cheap and is a great light setup to pair with TC's. I only recently purchased the kenko teleplus 3x but have not had good enough light to really get into any great shots with it yet. With the Tamron 55bb you can focus down to 6 feet giving you excellent options for TC's to do macro with that lens. The only downfall (you may think it is or isn't) is that the lens is only manual focus. If your wife is like the Feds watching your account books like when they took down Capone I suggest you look for one of those Tamron mirror lenses. You can skip gas in your vehicle for a week and maybe sneak one of those in off the books under the radar   

You may or may not have seen my review of mine here:
https://youtu.be/02hS9nb3p6U
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Basil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2018 at 18:07
Originally posted by Fivepin Fivepin wrote:

If your wife is like the Feds watching your account books like when they took down Capone I suggest you look for one of those Tamron mirror lenses. You can skip gas in your vehicle for a week and maybe sneak one of those in off the books under the radar   



I think the line goes something like this: "You mean THIS old thing? That's been around forever."

Technically true, so it's not really a lie. It just hasn't been around YOU for that long. Hopefully she won't know the difference.

Edited by Basil - 12 January 2018 at 18:10
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Metroruss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2018 at 19:29
Lol guys!

Great stuff. We have been together 23 years now. She may fall for the "that old thing" haha but it's the trust factor. Golf is my other weakness, so she gets hit from 2 sides all year long. My darn kids get new clubs every couple years now hehe.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote happyjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2018 at 03:03
I bought this lens after somehow losing my 70-400G2 on a camping trip A bit long at the short end, but great at the long end especially on the A77ii.
as with most zooms, I find I need to bring it back a tad from the 600 to get btter sharpness/focus, but still pretty good right at 600.
And sharp even for smaller wildlife and of course you don't have to get that close to scaredy cat critters either.


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That's very impressive! I had no idea the lens would work so well in near-macro. Most good long tele zooms don't IME. How did the Sony 70-400 compare?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote happyjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2018 at 09:40
The Sony was impressive too and very good resolution. If only the Tammy was nearer 70 at the short end
Although I do have the Sigma 50-500 HSM but haven't tried it since I got it back from them replacing the drive under warranty, as it had a habit of hunting esphttp://www.dyxum.com/dforum/new_reply_form.asp?PID=1522081&PN=1&TR=8ecially when focusing on something like foliage. I see it scores highly in the database at 4.88.
The 70-400G2 at 4.82
There no reviews for the Tammy G2 but I'd rate it right up there too.
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Hi Happyjack,

Nice photos, losing a nice lens sucks.

I was wondering about how you focused for these type shots.

What mode did you use or was it manual?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote happyjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 January 2018 at 12:14
Originally posted by Metroruss Metroruss wrote:

Hi Happyjack,

Nice photos, losing a nice lens sucks.

I was wondering about how you focused for these type shots.

What mode did you use or was it manual?


It depends
sometimes I use Af, but may change the lens setting 2.2 -10m, 10m-inf, Full depending what I am shooting. but always need to remember to reset. I sometimes wonder why I can't get focus. :(
The if I am doing a number of shots at a fixed distance I usually manually focus using focus peaking.
I can not remember which I used with these two as the LR metadata doesn't record type of focusing.
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