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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 14:13   #1
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Cool Tamron 2nd generation SP 150-600mm Di VC USD 'G2'

Tamron announces 2nd generation SP 150-600mm Di VC USD 'G2' https://www.dpreview.com/news/604487...m-di-vc-usd-g2

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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 14:18   #2
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On paper, looks like they have addressed all the issues the first generation had

Very promising!

And the lens looks beatiful
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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 14:50   #3
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Yes. Some handy upgrades, improved AF, decreased mfd down to 2.2m, purpose designed TC's (AF with 1.4x for f8 focusing cameras), 4.5 stop VC with 3 modes (including panning mode), slight weight increase ~50grams, minor Optical redesign (1 extra element) supposedly gives lower CA, and better sharpness, Zoom Lock, Electromagnetic diaphragm system now used for Nikon-mount lenses,tripod mount is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate, Fluorine coating on front element (a Fluorite lens would have been better! :) , USB dock, arguably better looking? ....... and of course a price hike!

Lots of nice evoltionary upgrades. MTF curves show some minor improvement, but it's still no Nikon 800mm f5.6 FL 'WTF' curve!


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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 15:05   #4
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If anything, this probably confuses the issue further ?? It sure would have been nice if they managed to quicken the aperture to f5.6 at 600mm ...... that would have been killer !

Despite all the niceties, at the end of the day, the lens will live and die on it's sharpness.


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Old Thursday 1st September 2016, 18:31   #5
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My original Tamron 150-600 was very sharp thats why i put up with its other problems for so long before parting with it,this looks like they have taken note of the Sigma lenses,wonder if its aimed at the C or S.
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Old Friday 2nd September 2016, 01:17   #6
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Mike, I would say that it's still aimed at the C, but having an each way bet with tackling the S too.

The Sigma Sport still has 2 FLD lenses that even the Tammy G2 doesn't have (assuming they would trumpet it if they did). The Sport was widely regarded as sharper than the Tam G1 especially wide open (where let's face it, if you're hobbled by a fastest aperture of f6.3 to start with, you need to be spending as much of the time there as possible). How did your ex G1Tam compare to the Sport for sharpness wide open @600mm ?

Looking at pricing and weights - the G2 is firmly down the entry end.
Tam G1 - $1069 - 1950g
Sig C - $1089 - 1930g
Tam G2 - $1399 ~ 2000g
Sig S - $1999 - 2860g

I wish they'd added some FL type glass (even synthetic) and so peeled even more weight out of it, especially at the front. At least it's still a very usable walk around lens weight.

Well done to Tamron for listening and coming up with some nice changes - BUT - 600mm Sharpness wide open is going to count for a lot .....


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Old Wednesday 14th September 2016, 21:37   #7
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My thought on the new Tammy is that if I have eighteen months to work on a known target (go buy three or four C and S sigma's and You should have now trouble beating either one. If you can't do that in the time given the go make buggy whips or something, Or change your name to Nikon Oh I guess that's taken sorry.
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Maybe you want to edit that post a little Stephen?
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Maybe you want to edit that post a little Stephen?
I would say more than a little
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Looking at pricing and weights - the G2 is firmly down the entry end.
Tam G1 - $1069 - 1950g
Sig C - $1089 - 1930g
Tam G2 - $1399 ~ 2000g

[...] Chosun
The original Tamron 150-600 was first announced with $1500, its price fell soon enough. The second incarnation is meant to replace the first, so I'd predict that its price will eventually drop to Sigma C levels.
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I had an email that the Tamron is in stock now!
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Hi guys! Does anybody shoot with new Tamron? Need your opinion wheather to chose it or Sigma 150-600 Contemporary)
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Considering performance on the Nikon D500 body only, which is the best performing lens out of the G2 Tami, and the 200-500 Niki?

Criteria would be (at say 30m + distances):
* IQ wide open at 600mm and 500mm respectively.
* How does this change with the Niki stopped down to f6.3 and cropped to 600mm.
* How does this change when both are stopped down to f8 and at 600mm.

* AF speed for BIF and in lower light conditions, say late afternoon.

Has anyone compared these setups, or can point to tests or reviews of these lenses on the D500?

All these juicy rumours of lighter weight Big Whites from Canon, and the Nikon response (maybe they'll even include the 300 f2.8 this time! :) , not to mention the prospect of a 600mm Canon DO and again the belated Nikon response, has me thinking perhaps I'd be better off with a stop gap setup ....


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Considering performance on the Nikon D500 body only, which is the best performing lens out of the G2 Tami, and the 200-500 Niki?

Criteria would be (at say 30m + distances):
* IQ wide open at 600mm and 500mm respectively.
* How does this change with the Niki stopped down to f6.3 and cropped to 600mm.
* How does this change when both are stopped down to f8 and at 600mm.

* AF speed for BIF and in lower light conditions, say late afternoon.

Has anyone compared these setups, or can point to tests or reviews of these lenses on the D500?

All these juicy rumours of lighter weight Big Whites from Canon, and the Nikon response (maybe they'll even include the 300 f2.8 this time! :) , not to mention the prospect of a 600mm Canon DO and again the belated Nikon response, has me thinking perhaps I'd be better off with a stop gap setup ....


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Hi Chosun!

I've bought Tami 150-600 G2 for my Canon 60d and I'm not satisfied with it. It has a huge back focus that Tamron service couldn't fix 2 times. I had to buy Tamron Tap in console and to adjust focus myself. It started to focus more precize after this. But still it is not so precize and sharp as I'd like it to be. Probably I just got a bad copy

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I had big problems with my Sigma and 750d until I read the following

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/N...spx?News=15624

Really has made the difference although I can't say why....There is a bit more background on the sigma thread.
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Has anyone got a Tammy G2 or tried one out in comparison with either (or both) of the Sigma zooms?
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This thread has gone quiet.

There must be some folks out there who have the Tamron G2 - what is your impression?

Anyone compared the G2 with the original Tammy 150-600 or the Sigma Contemporary or the Sigma Sports?
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