Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di USD G2 A-mount lens review by Fivepin

reviewer#42984 date: Jan-14-2018
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 70 - 400 G1
Tamron 300 f2.8
Tamron 200 - 400
price paid:1800 CAD
positive:Range
Value
Sharpness at 600mm
negative:Doesn't play nice with Kenko TC (For AF)
The weight for Handholding
comment:This lens is complimenting my Sony 70 - 400 G1. I purchased this in hopes of better AF consistency and speed and for the additional 200mm on the long end. Anyone looking to upgrade for these reasons will not be disappointed in this lens. The image quality is very much on par with my 70 - 400 right through and past 400mm. At 600mm the quality comes down a touch, but is still better than very good. No CA or flare to speak of. No distortion. In Canada you can register with tamron and your 6 year warranty becomes 10 years. Check out my video review here:
https://youtu.be/9BboL3XvId8

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.75
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.90
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