Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
A Hot lens was appear and talked too much these days , the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD . It still not appear on market and everyone lacking of review on internet . Thank you Tamron HK borrow us this lens for review . I write a chinese review and contact canonwatch if they also interested it , then i made this english version, sorry for bad english =] There is a few page in this review , remember to switch page at bottom =D
At the same price tag , user will choose CANON 300mmF4 + 1.4 TC , 400mm F5.6 , SIGMA 50 500 OS HSM , NIKON 300mm F4 + 1.4TC , and old TAMRON 200-500 are flew below these lens and 70 300 VC was not tele enough. Then a wild TAMRON 150 600 VC USD was appear ! Before the review , we knew that this lens optical will not able to same as expensive heavy prime lens but trust me it does perform really good (the way to design the lens are different ). Happy to using this lens and i will buy one copy after it launch .
This lens are weight 1.9KG with tripod mount , 150-600mm zoom range ,price will be about HKD 8500 = 1100USD in HONG KONG (told by different source)
Lets look about the lens itself :
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD function switch , it was as same as TAMRON 70 300 VC and 90 macro VC . Also the SP logo changed to blue from GOLD . These switch are quite flatten for me and difficult to use at night , i need to retry a few times to access the switch . It will be great if tamron add more friction and pop up more , then user will have better operation on these switch .
For reference , Tamron AF SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro function switch design and the GOLD SP logo
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD have new design on zoom ring and focus ring , easier to cleaning and better handling compare to old design
For reference , Tamron AF SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro focus ring , looks like a pineapple surface and it quite hard to cleaning it
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD using new Chrome color on the ring which was gold on TAMRON 70 300 VC and 90 MACRO VC , also chrome color wordings on the ring instead of solid black which using on 70 300 VC and 90 MACRO VC. Ultrasonic Silent Drive wordings also not solid white now .
For reference , Tamron AF SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro are using GOLD ring and solid black wordings design . Also you can found that lens finish coating are as same as the new TAMRON 150 600
For reference , Tamron AF SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro Ultrasonic Silent Drive wordings was solid white.
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Provide a LOCK switch , the element are too heavy and it will slide out as “auto zoom" while travel around . It actually slide out while i walkaround with the lens without LOCK it in the right place . BTW while it provide a LOCK switch it means it will slide out , remember to use it while walk around =D
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD come with a hood , the hood was made with plastic and does not have any special internal coating like canon . Although Tamron have new improved coating on the elements , but it does decrease sharpness and contrast under bright sunlight . Strongly recommend to use with hood have best performance and protect the lens .The lens hood is made in PHILIPPINES , TAMRON A16 both lens and hood are JAPAN but it does not really affect the performance ROFL.
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD was MADE IN CHINA，A005 ,A16 are made in china too , no one will brother where in made if the quality control are good . Anyone mention that Sony E mount 16 70F4 was made in Thailand .__." ?