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Old 06-01-2014   #1
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Have been looking for this lens for a bit !no one seems to have it.... a buddy of mine had one early this year and I get to try it ! very nice , smooth and sharp on his Canon 60D....
Anyone have any idea when will tamron release more of these>

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Old 06-28-2014   #2
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I'm not sure if the camera shop still has the lens, but you could try "Lakesidecamera.com" in Metairie, La. I saw one there with a Canon mount for sale about 2 weeks ago. Back in early February, I bought my copy when they were just starting to show up in the market place, at a camera store in Oklahoma City. Everyone was looking at B&H, and Adorama, and were placed on a waiting list. I had mine in 3 days.
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I bought two of these today at Precision Camera in Austin Texas but it was the last two they had in stock. This place was recommended to me by Dr. Spencer Moore out of Waco and it appears they have it in stock. Tamron - 150-600MM SP f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens | WHcamera

Sorry I didn't notice the age of this thread when I started but will leave the post anyway.
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Old 10-09-2014   #4
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Its ok Will

I am still looking for the lens ! most of the major mail order places still do not have it like Adorama, B&H, Beach camera....

Thanks for the info!

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Dave I see you're in Plano. The second one I bought for a friend out of Rockwall. You might try the store at the link. Comes highly recommended.
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Old 10-24-2014   #6
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I held one in my hand Wednesday evening at Bennets Camera, in Metairie, La. It had a Canon mount. I've had mine since the thing went to the public, last Winter. Actually, I was at the Tamron Tailgate show, lots of Tamron information given out.
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Bought one brand new a few days ago , GBP 800 and free postage

So far ... its brilliant
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Don't know if anyone has experience with this but here goes: I am going to receive a small bequest in the next couple months, perhaps around $1,500. I will never, ever get this much money again so this is a one time opportunity. I have wanted to get into bird photos for some time but my equipment just doesn't seem to be up to it unless I'm sitting on top of them so I thought I might purchase one of the Tamron 150-600mm lenses I keep hearing about. Trouble is, my only camera is a Nikon D3100 and I can't afford to upgrade that so, when I heard today that the Tamron 150-600 lens would be a no-go on a small camera like mine I was more than a little disappointed. Apparently the problem is the light - and the fact that the maximum ISO on my camera is 3200 which someone said with a long lens like this, at 1/600 would not be adequate. I would be shooting outdoors, but I live on the west coast, Vancouver area, so it is often very heavily overcast and light/ISO is often a problem even with my current 55-300 lens. Can anyone with any experience tell me if this idea that the Tamron is unsuitable for my camera is correct? If it is true that they won't work together, is there any other way (other than the Tamron 150-600) I could spend this money and still be able to get really good bird photos? (I will never, ever have $10,000 for a prime bird lens.) Any ideas appreciated.
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Old 02-13-2015   #9
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Just got mine and have been using this lens for a few occasion shooting Aircrafts! the results are mixed.... This lens Can get really sharp pic but the Image stabilization do not work well when you have a fast object traveling from side to side... like say an aircraft taking off and you have to pan from left to right.... I had a few occasion having my VR turn on and shots and my pic came out soft. However, I change a couple of times shooting at higher speed of about 1/1250 and up , focal length at about 500mm , F8 and VR off .. pic came out tact sharp!

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Old 02-13-2015   #10
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I have tried it and it is a very sharp lens for the money.
I fogged it in the rain so beware of that.
Supposedly Sigma's version is water resistant and I suspect even higher in quality


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