Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD E-mount lens review by Cekari

reviewer#46869 date: Jul-4-2022
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 200-600
Sony 100-400
price paid:≈$1208
positive:Great zoom range 150-500 is perfect to me.
Really sharp at all focus lengths.
Lighter than the Sony 200-600mm, great for handholding.
Arca-Swiss foot (Why Sony why?)
Blue (water) or any fringing are absent more or less.
Tripod collar can be removed to lose even more weight.
One thing is that you can lock the zoom at any zoom level by pushing the zoomring forward in addition to the 150mm hard lock.
negative:No teleconverter so far...
comment:Actually used with the Sony a1 (50MP)

Love this lens, and it's a great companion to the Tamron 35-150. Now, all I need is a 12/14-35mm lens and with just three lenses one cover the most.
One can do great "macro" shots both at 150mm and even at 500mm.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.75
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