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Tamron 2nd generation SP 150-600mm Di VC USD 'G2'

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Old Sunday 3rd December 2017, 16:46   #26
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Hi Chosun,
The problem with reviews is that they all tend to say different things.......one will praise a certain lens while another gives a poor review,i don't trust them to be honest.
Like you say,if you need the extra 100mm the tammy is probably the better option......100mm of optical is probably better than cropping to get the same subject size.
I'm happy with the nikon lens for now although id like a big prime......just have'nt got that sort of money to spend on a lens at the moment.The image of the,chaffinch is quite typical of the quality you can get from the lens in the right conditions.Here is another couple.The originals are super sharp.
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Old Monday 4th December 2017, 14:17   #27
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Thanks Neil,

Looks like you've got a good copy .... All of those images show good sharpness and detail

I don't know where these characters doing these reviews are getting their MTF charts from, but there seems to be almost as much variation in those as there is unit to unit variability among the lenses and brands .....

I went direct to the websites for Tamron (G2) and Sigma (Sports). This review from Camera Labs shows charts that are perhaps more in line with a truer representation.
https://www.cameralabs.com/tamron-sp...d-g2-review/3/

In these resolution tests the Tammy G2 performs pretty well (as does the Niki up to its focal length limit).

The lens weight is a pretty important consideration for me, and as I'm going to stick it on a D500, I'm pretty sure I know which way I'm going to jump now - it's just a matter of finding the right deal ...... :)

One thing is for certain - as soon as I get the new rig, Nikon will announce the long overdue FL lenses, VR improvements, and weight reduction down to ~2.25kg for the 300mm f2.8 !!!



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Lol.....that would be just typical,good luck whichever way you go.......all of the mentioned lenses will give great results in the right hands.
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Thumbs up Some reviews :)

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/t...2-review-30082



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