Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 review (Photography Blog)

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • Canon EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/40
  • Three Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • FLEX ZOOM LOCK, Zoom Lock Switch
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Mount
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Photography Blog reviewed the new Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens, a relatively affordable super-telephoto lens that can reach 1200mm on full-frame with optional teleconverters.

From the conclusion:

The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 offers improved image quality with smooth bokeh and excellent sharpness, a very effective and versatile image stabilisation system, and a fast, quiet and reliable auto-focus system. Despite a modest increase in size and weight, Tamron’s optic is still smaller and lighter than the Canon and Nikon equivalents, despite offering a bigger, more versatile focal range.

Image quality is very good throughout both the focal and aperture range, with excellent sharpness consistently achieved by stopping-down one stop from the maximum aperture. Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled and flare is only ever an issue when shooting directly into the sun. The only real optical issues are a little corner shading at the maximum apertures and some mild pincushioning at the 150mm focal length. Read the review…

Sample images shot with the Tamron and a Canon EOS 5Ds R are here.

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD video-review

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD at a glance:

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One LD and Two XLD Glass Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • USD AF Motor, Full-Time Manual Focus
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • 1:1 Max. Magnification, 11.8″ Min. Focus
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Canada based photographer Dustin Abbott posted his 15 minutes video-review about the new Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD. A cool lens at an affordable price.

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

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Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 VC review (very sharp images, Camera Labs)

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Camera Labs reviewed the new, image-stabilised Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD. This is a pretty interesting prime lens that comes with an affordable price tag ($599) and promises to deliver bang for the bucks. From the conclusion (emphasis mine)

The new Tamron 45/1.8 VC is a very versatile and interesting lens: It offers a fast f/1.8 aperture combined with image-stabilization that is good for two stops in my tests. Both allow the lens to hold out longer in dimly lit situations. It produces very sharp images with very little coma right into the corner of a full-frame sensor. And it’s relatively small and light. But it does not produce the same Bokeh as a 50/1.4 or 55/1.4 lens and it has color aberrations which show up although not as prominent as with Tamron’s 35/1.8 VC. But with a sharpness / resolution that it is better than any other lens in this comparison apart from the Zeiss Otus the Tamron 45/1.8 VC clearly earns a Highly Recommended. Regarding this performance the price of the new Tamron seems OK. And I’m really looking forward for Tamron to design a 85mm f1.8 VC lens! Read the review…

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Amazon Adorama B&H Photo – for sample pics click here. Key features:

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One LD Element, Two Aspherical Elements
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating on Front Element
  • USD AF Motor, Full-Time Manual Focus
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio

Canon Dual Pixel AF with Tamron SP 35mm and SP 45mm f/1.8 primes (both shipping)

Short video by Dustin Abbott showing Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF used on the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 VC and Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 VC. It’s not as silent as Canon’s STM lenses, but for the rest it seems to work good and smooth. Dustin Abbott also posted an exhaustive video review of both lenses. Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus is featured on the EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 70D, and on Canon’s Cinema cameras. Tamron’s new primes captured a lot of attention since they were announced. For a good reason. The SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD are affordable, and have weather sealing and image stabilisation. That’s a lot of bang for $599. Both lenses are now shipping.

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Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC video review

Tamron’s new primes captured a lot of attention since they were announced. For a good reason. The SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD are affordable, and have weather sealing and image stabilisation. That’s a lot of bang for $599.

In the video above, photographer Dustin Abbott takes a close look at the build quality of the new Tamron primes, the SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD, and compares the them with their main competitors. Dustin Abbott posted also an image gallery on his blog.

In the video below, he is examining Tamron’s claims about the lenses’ performance. Do the lenses stand up in real world shooting? Resolution, image stabilization, flare resistance, close focus performance, chromatic aberration control, and autofocus are tested.

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SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD first impression and samples

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Thanks Albert. Popular Photography posted their impression about the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses. A set of 38 sample pictures is also provided. A Canon EOS 6D was used. They say:

Focusing is generally quick, but when the lens has to cover a wide range, it can be a bit sluggish. For instance, if you’re focusing out at the horizon for a landscape and then try to quickly switch and capture something close to you, the lag might be noticeable. Overall, though, the focusing movements are very smooth.

The reviewer also noticed some chromatic aberrations. Read the review at Popular Photography.

The new Tamron primes can be pre-ordered at $599, a pretty good price if you consider that the Tamrons are weather-sealed and image-stabilised.

Specs after the break.

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