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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon

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Product Highlights
  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/40
  • Three Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Mechanism
  • Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Removable Tripod Mount
  • Includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio

The Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon is an expansive telephoto-zoom lens designed for both full-frame and APS-C-sized image sensors. Its 4x zoom design covers standard telephoto to super telephoto perspectives, making it ideally suited to working with a wide variety of subject matter. Benefitting this range is VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to enable the use of longer shutter speeds or smaller apertures when hand-holding in low-light conditions. A USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) autofocus motor provides quick and precise focusing performance, with high torque, low response times, and quiet operation to benefit both still and video applications. Additionally, a full-time manual focus mechanism enables manual fine-tuning of focus at any point, even when the AF system is engaged.

The optical design integrates three low dispersion (LD) elements within its construction to minimize optical aberrations throughout the zoom range, particularly at the longer focal length positions. Individual elements also feature an eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular Dependency) coating, as well as a conventional BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coating, in order to reduce lens flare and ghosting to produce more contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery.

Expansive telephoto-zoom lens is well-suited to nature, wildlife, and sports photography and can be used on both full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
Three low dispersion elements are integrated into the front group of the lens construction (two in the first group, one in the third) to effectively compensate for on-axis optical aberrations throughout the zoom range, notably with longer focal length positions.
eBAND and BBAR coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting in order to maintain high contrast, clarity and color fidelity.
VC image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake to enable greater hand-held shooting capabilities in low-light conditions.
A USD autofocus system provides quick, quiet, responsive and accurate focusing performance that is suited to both still image and movie shooting.
A full-time manual focus mechanism allows for manual focusing at any time; even when working in AF shooting modes.
The optimized optical design reduces the movement of lens groups during focusing and zooming in order to maintain a relatively compact and lightweight form-factor.
A redeveloped external finish, with linear patterned zoom and focus rings, enhance the overall handling of the lens as well as its cosmetic appearance.
A nine-blade circular diaphragm produces an aesthetic out-of-focus quality that is especially beneficial when working with selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.
A removable tripod mount is included for use of the lens when working from a tripod.
SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron software is included with the lens, which, aside from enabling basic RAW processing and image adjustments, works to specifically correct for chromatic aberrations of magnification, distortion, and peripheral light fall-off using dedicated optical data from Tamron's SP-series of lenses.
Performance
Focal Length 150 - 600mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 240 - 960 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/32 - 40
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Canon (APS-H)
Angle of View 16° 25' - 4° 8'
Minimum Focus Distance 8.86' (2.7 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 20/13
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:95 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.16 x 10.15" (105.6 x 257.8 mm)
Weight 4.30 lb (1.95 kg)
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Detachable Tripod Mount
  • SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron Software
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    TamronSP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon
     
    4.7

    (based on 148 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (81)
    • Strong construction (63)
    • Consistent output (52)
    • Easily interchangeable (47)
    • Nice bokeh (41)

    Cons

    • Heavy (51)
    • Poor in low light (24)
    • Slow focus (6)
    • Lens creep (5)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (101)
    • Sports/action (54)
    • Landscape/scenery (33)
    • Wildlife (7)
    • Birds (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (62), Semi-pro photographer (37), Casual photographer (9), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Super Value

    Finally got delivery of this lens a week ago from B&H. I use is only for taking shots of birds so consider that when reading my review. I have been able to...Read complete review

    Finally got delivery of this lens a week ago from B&H. I use is only for taking shots of birds so consider that when reading my review. I have been able to get some fantastic shots with it at 600mm, hand held. In fact I think the shots are sharper then what I get with my 400mm L 5.6. Perhaps it is due to the added pixels I am getting on the birds and less of a need to crop. It needs plenty of light so consider yourself warned. I have not experienced any of the focusing problems that others have written about. Locks into focus very quickly in all 3 modes on my 70D. There are plenty of unsharp, soft and out of focus shots floating around the web from people using this lens. All user error as far as I am concerned. Most people are coming from using either the Canon 400mm f5.6 or the Canon 100-400mm zoom trying to go from 400mm to 600mm and shooting at low ISO's, etc. There is a big learning curve when adding 200mm. The lens is heavier than what they are used to and the extra reach exaggerates any shake while taking photos. I am extremely pleased with my results. Next up is to test it in lower light conditions at 400mm is IS (called vibration control with this lens) and see how it compares with my Canon 400mm L.

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    Has promise but not there yet...

    Although I own 2 of Canon's "big whites", I purchased this lens for those times when I needed to travel lighter. Build quality is quite nice, but operationally, it needs...Read complete review

    Although I own 2 of Canon's "big whites", I purchased this lens for those times when I needed to travel lighter. Build quality is quite nice, but operationally, it needs some tweaking! I ran it through it's paces both handheld and on a tripod with a Canon 1D Mark IV. This lens needs A LOT OF LIGHT (an aperture of f8 or f11 is a virtual necessity) and a high shutter speed (1/1600 or above) to get decently good crisp images. For static shots, it works quite well; for shots when the subject is moving, not so much. For my short time with the lens, I found it difficult to get focus lock within the telephoto range of 400-600mm, regardless of subject matter. And since that's the range where I shoot the most, I found the lens unacceptable for my purposes and returned it. I might reconsider a second generation of it at some point in the future.

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    4.0

    Great lens for the money!

    By Andyw570

    from St. Charles Mo.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

      Lens is large but not as heavy as expected. Focus is fast and the zoom is smooth. It will make a great addition to my camera bag.

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      5.0

      Best Bang for your Buck!

      By Luds

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

      If someone would have said you could get a 600mm lens for a grand just a few years ago you would have told them they were crazy. I'm no expert in the super-tele range and almost all of my photography is all under the normal zoom range. However, looking to expand a bit I decided to pick up this lens to fill a spot in my kit. A buddy took me out right at sunrise to shoot some wildlife. Even with my inexperience with the lens and super tele, I was able to walk away with some excellent shots. This was definitely due to the excellent VC (IS) in this thing. I was able, even at 600mm to get great results at 1/120th of a second. I have even pushed to 1/80th with good luck. All in all a great lens.

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      5.0

      Best value

      By Jules

      from Hawaii

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

      I had to wait a few months for this, but it was worth it. I use it mostly for action water sports and it holds up great. The stablization is very good and I have so far had no problems with the auto focusing. Great value.

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      5.0

      Great For the Price

      By RS

      from RI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

      I could actually afford to buy this lens! Very sharp. I try not to use at the full 600mm (as all zooms have some issues at full length) or wide open (same thing). Just arrived after long back-order and used for birds in my backyard, landscapes across canyons in Los Angeles, and "macros" of plants flowers. Autofocus works well (and fast) with Canon T5i body. Mostly using manual exposure to maintain control over aperture and shutter speed. Handheld shots OK (e.g., 1/320 at 500mm), monopod helps, tripos better.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Chris

      from Beverly Hills,Florida

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      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

        Bought this lens for the reach and price. I couldn't be more pleased. I use this lens with the new Canon 7D Markii. The combination produces fantastic pictures--even at 600mm!
        The placement of focus rings takes a bit of getting used to. So far I have found nothing I could possibly complain about.

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        5.0

        Too Good Too B Good

        By Job Billings

        from Baltimore , Maryland

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction
        • Worth The Investment

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Eagles

        Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

        I am a amateur photographer and when I heard about this lens and the price of the lens, I had to buy this lens. I take pictures of eagles at Conowingo Dam in Harford County, Maryland. There are any where from one hundred to over two hundred photographers that spend all day each day trying to get that one picture that wows you. Most of the photographers have lenses that cost several thousand dollors to over Thirty thousand dollars. I've only been able to used the lens at this point two days because of the weather conditions. The pictures that this lens has enabled me to take are excelent. The lens is light enough for me to use with out a tripod, which gives me the advantage over the heavy duty expensive lenses that you have no choose but to use a tripod. I'm still looking forward to useing this lens every chance I can get.

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        5.0

        Great product for the money

        By BarryB

        from Sherman, TX

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Completely Compatible
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

        I bought this lens instead of a Canon lens primarily because of the cost. I volunteer at Fish and Wildlife refuges and there is nothing more frustrating than to miss a prized picture because the subject was too far for my existing 250MM lens. I have a Canon T3i body so I began searching for Canon lens replacement. I was looking for a 400MM when I came across the Tamron 150-600MM. I was skeptical at first because it was considerably cheaper than the Canon, even though it had a greater range. As a disclaimer, let me state that I am a novice photographer, not a professional or even one with many years of experience. But I am very happy with the lens. To my eye, the quality is as good as my Canon 250MM lens.

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        4.0

        worth the wait

        By Frank

        from Jacksonville Florida

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

        This is my first non-L canon lens. I put this on my 5Dlll and it is fantastic.

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        4.0

        Good lens

        By Mac

        from Oklahoma

        Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

        Great lens, little heavy but that was expected. Long distances can be a little grainy but all and all very satisfied.

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        4.0

        A great value

        By sbeme

        from Sharon, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great value
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

        Big, heavy, lens which feels well-built. Autofocus works well for me on static subjects but sometimes the focus delimiter needs to be moved to optimize focus. IS is very good, but not enough for me to shoot 500-600 mm without careful long lens technique and a monopod.My keeper rate at 600 is low, but likely to improve with technique. The lens needs a lot of light and does well at f6.7. And I have some incredibly detailed, sharp bird images at 600 mm on a 7D. I do not do BIF so I can;t judge that.Less versatile but just as sharp as my 100-400 wth much nicer bokeh. Really not fair to compare with a 5 star Canon super-tele prime, but under the right conditions it holds its own just fine.I rate it at 4 stars because I have not adjusted the rating for price/value. But what a value it is!

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        5.0

        Awesome Lens!

        By K T Bear

        from Perryville, MO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

        I have used this lens for waterfowl photography and for general use--as long as that use is not too close! Good, sharp, clear optics producing good, sharp, clear photos.Only complaints are that the lens is a bit heavy. And the lens hood a bit flimsy. The removable ring and tripod support add to the weight, but when I tried to remove it, I was going to have to bend the ring to get it off. I want it on when using the tripod, but not for general use as it adds more weight and hangs up on things--like my lens bag, my camera strap, coats, etc., when carrying it.

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        5.0

        Impossible to find but worth it

        By Trying to get good pictures

        from Union, NJ

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

          Lets start off with the positive.This lens blew my mind, I was able to take pictures at 600MM Handheld.I've been on the fence for a while before I made the jump, boy was I happy I did. This lens is fantastic! Its incredibly sharp for a zoom and works as expected. I have a 6D and tried it out on street signs, 600MM is a long reach, at 150MM you can barely see the sign from about 200 feet away, at 600MM the sign fills the field. But the best part is that the whole time you are taking pictures you are handholding the lens. The VC (vibration control) is that good. Its better than the Canon IS on my 70-300 IS USM lens. The lens has the ability to lock at 150 and 400MM (400MM is not in the manual), it has the ability to focus from ~ 10ft to infinity and from 15 meters to infinity. I had it on the 15 meters and trying to take pictures of birds on a tree and it wouldn't focus, then I realized the tree wasn't 45 feet away, once I switched over the lens focused perfectly.Look, I raved about the lens but its not perfect, at 600MM there is some color fringing and its mostly plastic, but its also 600MM and doesn't cost mucho bucks.If you have a crop sensor, I would probably say that its too much reach for you. Also since if F6.3 at the longer lengths, you need the high ISO of a full frame camera.So here is my advice, if you have a full frame get the lens, don't worry about it, its that good.

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          5.0

          Great Long Zoom Telephoto

          By WCman

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

          This is a great long telephoto zoom lens for the price. It was worth the two month wait while it was backordered. I've only had it for several weeks, but I'm amazed by the shots I've been able to capture. I purchased it primarily for wildlife and nature photos because my 300 mm telephotos never seemed to get me close enough. With my Canon's APS-C sensor, this lens is equivalent to over 900 mm! I've used it at our Metro Park's nature preserves, and while I primarily use it with a tripod, its image stabilization has also allowed for some great shots when hand held. While time will tell about its overall durability, it seems to be well built, it was easy to mount on the camera and then use the adjustable mount to attach to the tripod or hold by hand. The only drawback is its 4.3 pound weight, but that kind of weight is expected for a long lens like this. For example, Sigma's new telephoto zoom lens which has similar specifications weighs more and it costs nearly twice as much. This lens is a great value for the serous amateur that needs a long zoom telephoto.

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          5.0

          Sharp lens

          By Dave

          from Gilbert, AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

            In my first outing with the lens, I found the focus on stationary objects to be extremely fast and quiet. I had a little trouble getting focused on moving objects, but believe that was more the user than the lens. The photos were sharp. Overall I am pleased with the quality and build of the lens.

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            5.0

            A good telephoto lens.

            By saltygreasemonkey

            from USEC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

            I am certainly no pro in fact I'm a noob but I do want to try out something new so I got this telephoto lens. This is my first big telephoto lens and since I got it a little while back, I'm trying it out almost every chance that I get. I have read that some had some focusing issues with the lens but it works just fine for me & the focusing was even faster than I expected. Yes, it is heavy but it does work well with it's vibration control features. I do have a monopod which really helps in getting a good shot. I am pretty much satisfied with it & for the price that I paid I think this will work out just great for me.

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            4.0

            Great buy for the price.

            By lonewolfnpickens

            from Pickens, SC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

            I haven't had this lens long enough to give it a 5 star, but what I have experienced with it so far I can give it a 4 star. I had no trouble with mounting in on my Canon T3i camera and it works great on this camera, the lens is very well built and the auto focus works great I do like the feature that you can fine tune the focus with this lens, it quit and the VC feature is a great help when taking hand held picture , but with the lens at full 600mm I would suggest you use a tri pod the lens is a little heavy and at this focal length its hard to hold steady you will get better pictures using a tri pod. So far I have no complaints with this lens, it just takes a little time to get use to it and learn the different setting you can use to produce great pictures. I cant wait until I have time to put this lens through the paces and see what kind of pictures I can come up with. Right now it was worth the wait to get this lens.

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            5.0

            Tamron 150-600mm Lens

            By Cecil

            from Bellefonte, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Fast Sharp Focusing
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

            I use his lens for photographing wildife and nature.
            I like the image stabilization for shooting handheld at times. The lense focuses fast and is very sharp.
            It is a bit heavy, but that helps when shooting without a tripod.
            I would recommend this lens to anyone seeking a good quality, inexpensive longer lens solution.

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            4.0

            Great lens at an affordable price

            By BphotoRKphy

            from New Jersey

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

            I have been using this product for the last 6 months and really like the reach you can get with this one. I love capturing birds and was considering to but a telephoto zoom range. This lens came out just at the right moment and grabbed it at the first opportunity although the product took more than 3 months of ship from the date of order mostly because of the demand of the product. It is much cheaper than the branded canon ones and hence definitely in reach of amateur photographers like me.Good:1. Very good rich with 150-600 range, effective to 960mm on a crop sensor2. Great Price!3. Great Build, feels a little heavy though.4. Nice BokehNot so good:1. Difficult to hand-hold at 600mm2. Softer image at 600mm3. Difficult to use in low light

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            4.0

            Worth every penny

            By PhotoGuy

            from Colorado

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Lens Creep

            Best Uses

            • Bird Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

            I am very impressed with this Tamron Lens. I do a lot of bird photography, and was looking for a cleaner and not too expensive way to get some extra reach. I tried some prime lenses in my price range, with 1.4x TC's, but they were not crisp.
            This lens gives me the extra reach, and is very crisp and clear. Good light is helpful, but I have had good success in shade situations. Low light there is a lot of hunt, but that would be expected in an f5 to 6.3 lens.
            VC is excellent, and is gives at least 2 stops of handheld happiness.

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            5.0

            sp 150-600 f/5-6.3 for Canon by Tamron

            By tony the bird pro

            from Hereford AZ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon:

            I am owner of a birdwatching B&B in SE AZ. Most of my guests are also bird photographers as am I. I have a photo blind positioned by a pond with many natural perches close to feeders and the water. I spend part of almost every morning photographing birds at this set-up. Previous to receiving this lens, I used Canon's 100-400 mm lens. With the Tamron 150-600, I have 50% more reach which was the primary reason for this purchase, but the crispness and clarity of my images is what most impresses me about this new lens. After 15 years using the Canon 100-400,changing focal length by push-pull became second nature. Tamron zoom is with a ring, requiring turning vs push-pull. This is going to take time to adjust. Also, weight is an issue due to my arthritic hands. Almost a must for me to use a tripod. I am more than pleased with the first week of use with this very affordable alternative to major brand lenses.

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