Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens reviews: Lens

173 customer reviews

+ This lens has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on build quality.

£729 – £870 at 7 retailers out of 423 retailers checked

9.0 out of 10 based on 173 reviews.
Diameter: 105.6 cm, 257.8 See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens

Most helpful reviews

Alan, Leyland Lancashire uk

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Can't fault in any way
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2016

DAVID, ALLOA

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very good lens for wildlife and close up photos
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Jan 2016

Marion, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Beautifully clear and sharp
Bad points:
It is so heavy
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Feb 2016

Paul, Rotherham Sports, aircraft are main

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast focusing
Sharp photos at F8
Vibration control works well
Great price
Bad points:
For fast action you will higher ISO
You need F8 to get sharp photos
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jun 2016

CHRIS, melton mowbray Keen amateur wildlife photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Amazing reach on a 1.3 crop

Well made

Fast autofocus and not found to much hunting in low light - you won't be catching bats with it though.
Bad points:
you need the IS on with the weight if free holding and if on crop at 600m remember it is 960m so you need a shutter speed close to 1/1000 to get past focal shake. (thanks to Nikon for the tip)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Aug 2015

Peter, derby

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
reasonably light in weight for size
Bad points:
Not supplied with a case
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 May 2016

Tony, Cornwall UK keen amature photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
better than the sigma
Bad points:
tad heavy...but it is 600mm so to be expected
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Aug 2016

Product Features

Type of lens Telephoto
Diameter in cm 105.6
Length in cm 257.8

Also known as: SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens, Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di VC USD Lens, Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD,, Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD, Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

 

Manufacturer's Description

The Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens is for full-frame and APS-C format DSLR cameras. This ultra-telephoto zoom lens features VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), state-of-the-art eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, which significantly reduces the unwanted light reflections that cause flare and ghosting, and, in addition a sophisticated and stylish new external finish.

4x ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm
The focal length range of this lens was extended by 50mm on the wide-angle side and 100mm on the telephoto side compared to the existing model (Model A08), making it possible to take even more striking photographs of birds, wildlife, sports, and other distant subjects. Mounted on APS-C DSLR cameras, it has a stunning equivalent focal length range of 233mm to 930mm, almost to 1000mm.

World class image quality Employing 20 elements in 13 groups and boasting an advanced optical design, it delivers a superior balance of resolution and contrast for sharp, clear images. The front group contains three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements (two in the first group, one in the third) for enhanced optical correction effectiveness, enabling the lens to thoroughly compensate for on-axis aberrations at the telephoto end. The lens also adopts eBAND Coating, developed from state-of-the-art coating technologies, and conventional BBAR Coating to greatly suppress ghosting and flare even when shooting under adverse lighting conditions.
Achieves a 600mm focal length in a compact easy-to-handle package Ingenious optical design features minimize the movement of lens groups within the lens when zooming. This reduces the amount of barrel extension needed to cover the complete focusing range, making the entire lens more compact.

Beautiful background blur effects
Adopting a 9 blade circular diaphragm enables users to create beautiful background blur effects (bokeh), which provide even greater potential for creative expression. This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture.

VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism creates greater opportunities for sharper handheld photography.
Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system uses a three-coil system, delivering significantly sharper images and creating greater opportunities for handheld ultra-telephoto photography.
Comfortable autofocus
Tamron’s new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD features a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ultrasonic motor drive for swift and accurate AF response, it delivers high torque, very fast response times, and very low noise. The full-time manual focus mechanism allows users to make fine manual focus adjustments at any time even when AF is engaged.
New elegant, high-class external finish
Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning full-frame DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an attractive and stylish tungsten silver name-brand ring, this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
Easy-to-use tripod mount
The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability.

Comes with “SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron”, RAW image development processing software for Tamron’s SP lenses
The SILKYPIX Developer Studio software can develop high-quality images from RAW data, incorporating adjustments that can express the personal style and taste of the photographer. These include white balance, colour, sharpness, and the tonal curves recorded by digital cameras.

The SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron provides a range of functions, in addition to the basic adjustment capabilities, such as correcting aberrations (chromatic aberrations of magnification, distortion, peripheral light fall-off), based on the optical data. Used in tandem with Tamron’s SP series lenses – renowned for their high-depiction capability – this advanced technology efficiently produces images that meet photographers’ most exacting demands.


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