Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon FX|
|Lens Description||600 millimetres|
|Max Focal Length||600 Millimeters|
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- New FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism enables the locking of the zoom ring at any position
- Fluorine Coating and improved Moisture-Resistant Construction;Optical Construction : 21 elements in 13 groups
- Lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount is compatible with an Arce-Swiss style quick release plate
- AF speed is faster and much more responsive with moving subjects
- VC performance is 4.5 stops (VC mode 3) and offers three modes optimized for different shooting situations
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World acclaimed ultra-telephoto zoom reborn; meet the all-new next generation
The SP 150-600mm G2 (Generation 2) ultra-telephoto lens with upgraded optical performance enables handheld shooting with remarkable definition. This new lens builds upon the success of the current SP 150-600mm (Model A011) which Tamron first introduced in December, 2013, including better overall optical performance and faster AF speed, VC enhancements, plus Fluorine Coating, FLEX ZOOM LOCK and compatibility with optional 1.4X and 2X teleconverters. Rebuilt from the ground up to meet Tamron’s strict quality standards and design specifications, this new zoom combines smart engineering and high performance with quality craftsmanship, durability and user friendliness.
Enhanced optics meet greater versatility
The SP 150-600mm G2 includes three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements which completely eliminate axial and transverse chromatic aberrations. It also features upgraded optical construction (21 elements in 13 groups). Anti-reflection technologies, eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating improve light transmission and suppress internal reflections, including light reflected off the camera’s image sensors. So even when taking a backlit or semi-backlit photograph, ghosting and flare caused by reflected light are fully eliminated. Additional enhancements expand the lens’ versatility. For example, MOD (Minimum Object Distance) has been reduced to 2.2m (86.6 in) so you can enjoy tele-macro photography and dramatic bokeh.
Additional enhancements expand the lens’ versatility. For example, MOD (Minimum Object Distance) has been reduced to 2.2m (86.6 in) so you can enjoy tele-macro photography and dramatic bokeh.
Capture the moment with sharpness and accuracy
The Model A022 is equipped with the USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor that delivers excellent responsiveness and control. AF speed is significantly improved from current model, and it enables accurate high-speed focus even when capturing moving subjects. When shooting with AF, the Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually, without having to switch between modes.
Keep it steady with improved VC
The VC (Vibration Compensation) effectiveness is equivalent to 4.5 stops, based on image stabilization performance levels established by CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) when using in VC MODE 3. Model A022 now has three types of VC modes, and it is possible to choose the optimum VC mode according to the situation for taking a photograph, such as when wishing to pan the camera. The improved VC minimizes blurring caused by slight camera movement, which is prevalent with long telephoto lenses and even more troublesome with higher-resolution cameras. VC enhances the freedom of hand-held shooting at slower shutter speeds required by low-light conditions such as dusk. VC MODE 1 is the standard mode that strikes a great balance between the stability of the viewfinder image and the stabilization effects. VC MODE 2 is exclusively used for panning. VC MODE 3 prioritizes the stabilization of the captured images and forgoes the stabilization of the viewfinder image. With the optional accessory TAMRON TAP-in Console, you can custom the configuration of VC MODE 1. Choose the viewfinder view of either Standard or viewfinder image priority.
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Nikon FX||Nikon 1||Nikon F||HB-71||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||10.20 x 5.00 x 5.00 inches||10.20 x 4.10 x 4.10 inches||4.61 x 3.03 x 3.03 inches||7.48 x 7.48 x 17.20 inches||10.20 x 5.00 x 5.00 inches|
|Item Weight||4.40 lbs||4.25 lbs||0.96 lbs||5.07 lbs||4.40 lbs|
|Maximum Aperture||f/5.6||f/5||f/4||5.6 millimeters||f/5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||600 millimeters||600 millimeters||300 millimeters||500 millimeters||600 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||150 millimeters||150 millimeters||70 millimeters||200 millimeters||150 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||95 millimeters||95 millimeters||62 millimeters||95 millimeters||95 millimeters|
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras (6 Year Limited USA Warranty)
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The 200-500 is great with constant f/5.6, but it is too bulky and too heavy for the type of hiking and shooting I want to do. Also, the lens hood on the 200-500 does not attach securely and it's dropped on the trail a few times if it brushes against stuff. I cannot use a soft hood cap, the hood comes off when I try to put the hood on.
This 150-600 has, for me, these advantages: (1) it's noticeably lighter and less bulky, (2) 600, (3) the lens hood is well attached. It takes, I think, about equal quality photos under appropriate conditions. The f/6.3 at the long end is ok in good light (d500), especially in the center. If the light is less good, I have to use the center focus point. Sometimes I have to focus a little, center the focus point, then bring it in to focus otherwise it hunts.
I have tried it with the Kenko TC 1.4x and it works well. It will be f/8, so only center focus point and good light. I've gotten a few shots at 840mm that even look good at 100% crop (it was a windy day with only a monopod) at 1/1000.
This lens is sharp. Tack sharp. Ridiculously sharp. Its focus plane at 600mm, even at f/8, is razor thin, so any front/back focusing will make shots unusable. Verify that your copy is good with a test strip before heading to the field to avoid frustration. Mine was fine out of the box, and the crazy fast AF finds focus instantly to boot. When using the focus limiters it's even faster. It's less of a journey to focus as the motor turns, like on my Nikkor AF-S G 50mm, and more of only a slight delay before "you have arrived at focus." This is shooting on a Nikon D750, which has a good, but not the best, AF system. I find the manual focus ring essentially unusable because the throw distance is so short, but I'm not sure why you'd need it on a lens with AF this effective.
Chromatic aberration is essentially zero, and is the least of any lens I own, even wide open. I've forgotten about Lightroom's CR removal tool at this point.
OS is amazing. I usually leave it in mode 1, but occasionally find modes 2/3 useful. If I get in a stable position I can easily shoot at 1/100 and below at 600mm, which is extremely handy when I don't want to setup my tripod.
The only thing I wish this lens had/did is accept small rear filters. I haven't even tried putting filters on the front because they'd be so expensive and hard to carry around. I already have to deal with 150mm square filters for my 15-30mm, and that's about all I'm willing to put up with in a single backpack. Being able to use little 52mm circular polarizers or the like would be really nice, but truthfully I don't find myself wanting filters very often when using this lens. The enormous lens hood pulls double duty keeping dust and debris off the objective, and it's easy enough to clean with good lens wipes.
The tripod collar is well-designed and just works. It's unremarkable in its functionality in that it does what it's supposed to.
I can't believe this lens goes for as cheap as it does, even at full retail. If you get a good copy, you'll have no regrets. If you get a bad copy, that's why you buy from Amazon.
I compared the Nikon 200-500 mm - Tamron at 600 mm is better than Nikon at 500 mm. At shorter distances they are both equal.
I recommend this product without any reservation for this price. The 4 star is because of peripheral vignetting.
Update: Works perfectly with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter - focus is lightning quick and VR remains OUTSTANDING.
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The very first shots it took were hand-held at at 600mm (shutter speeds from 250-500). I was blown away by the sharpness and clarity. This lens is quite heavy and not particularly easy to hold steady. The VC modes seemed to deal with my unsteady hands quite well. In most cases, however, I would recommend a tripod.
Next I compared this lens with my nikon 70-300m taking some shots of smal text on a street sign both lenses were set at 300mm. At the very least, the Tamron was at least as sharp.
While its weight of 5 Lbs doesnt seem that big of a deal, it certainly weights me down when combined with the rest of the gear AND now the need to carry a tripod. With some of the great results I have been getting so far I will live with this extra "burden"
You may need teleconverter for birds photo graphy.
Best for wildlife photography.
Lens is heavy so handle it with care
Issue with AF in low light conditions