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.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
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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 .... :cat:
DXOMARK review of the G2 Tammy (on a Canon 5dsr) out today https://www.dxomark.com/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f5-6-3-di-vc-usd-g2-review-affordable-tele-zoom/
I'm really struggling to see any justification to change to this lens especially as the price is remaining stubbornly high. No real increase in central sharpness, or wide open 600mm performance. :cat:
The drop in MFD to 2.2m is nice, as is purposely designed compatibility with the (similarly stubbornly expensive) 1.4x TC which reports at f8, but beyond that .....
Has anyone compared the G1 and G2 versions on a Nikon D500 or D7200?
Also, how does the G1 perform with the 1.4xTC ?
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?