Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di USD G2 A-mount lens review by RichardGG24

reviewer#45607 date: Oct-24-2020
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:minolta/sony 70-200 f2.8
minolta 80-200 f2.8
price paid:1200USD(new)
positive:long reach
optical quality
negative:not weather sealed
comment:You just can't beat its value and performance, I mean you are getting 600mm focal length for under 1500USD. The next best option to achieve such focal length would be either using a teleconverter/stacking multiple teleconverters or spend a lot more and get a minolta/sony 600 f4 prime.
As far as optical quality goes, it's definitely in the top tier. It's as sharp as the two tele lens I mentioned above, IMO this lens has better flare control than the 80-200. It's a shame that Tamron discontinued this lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.83
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.88
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