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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for Nikon F

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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for Nikon F
Key Features
  • Nikon F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/40
  • Three Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
Spanning a versatile and long-reaching focal length range, the Nikon F-mount SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 from Tamron is a 4x zoom covering telephoto to super telephoto perspectives. Complementing the long reach is an optimized optical design that features three low dispersion (LD) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range. eBAND and BBAR coatings have also been applied to reduce ghosting and flare when working in strong, backlit lighting conditions.
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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Overview

Spanning a versatile and long-reaching focal length range, the Nikon F-mount SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 from Tamron is a 4x zoom covering telephoto to super telephoto perspectives. Complementing the long reach is an optimized optical design that features three low dispersion (LD) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range. eBAND and BBAR coatings have also been applied to reduce ghosting and flare when working in strong, backlit lighting conditions.

Beyond its optical attributes, the G2 version of this lens also incorporates a FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism to permit locking the zoom position at any focal length position to prevent accidental zoom extension. Conventional zoom lock is also featured to prevent barrel extension during transport. Suiting handheld shooting situations, Vibration Compensation (VC) is a 4.5-stop-effective image stabilization mechanism that helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake for sharper results when working with slower shutter speeds. A ring-type Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) autofocus motor delivers notably quick and accurate focusing performance to suit working with fast-moving subjects, and full-time manual focus is also supported for fine-tuned control. Benefitting its use outdoors, the lens also features a moisture-resistant construction along with a fluorine-coated front element to guard against dirt, dust, moisture, and smudging from affecting image quality. The ergonomic and durable metal construction of the lens also incorporates textured focus and zoom rings, and a removable, rotating tripod collar with an Arca-type compatible foot is supplied to better enable shooting from tripods and monopods.

Spanning a versatile, long-reaching range, this tele to super-tele zoom is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, and can also be used with DX models where it will provide a 225-900mm equivalent focal length range.
Three low dispersion elements are incorporated to nearly eliminate both axial and transverse chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity and color fidelity throughout the zoom range.
Both eBAND and BBAR coatings have been applied to suppress ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast when working in backlit conditions.
VC image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 4.5 stops for more effective handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Three separate VC modes are also available to suit various styles of shooting: Mode 1 is a balanced setting for general use, and promotes both a stabilized viewfinder image and stabilized results; Mode 2 is designed exclusively for panning movements; and Mode 3 is optimized to stabilize only during capture without stabilizing the viewfinder image.
A ring-type USD autofocus motor delivers quick and precise focusing performance to suit working with moving subjects. This motor also affords full-time manual focus control.
A FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism enables you to lock the zoom at any position in order to prevent unwanted zoom extension during use. A conventional zoom lock switch is also featured, which locks the zoom in place at the 150mm position to prevent zoom extension during transportation.
A sealed, moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
Durable metal barrel uses a curved, ergonomic shape for easy handling, and both the zoom and focus rings are textured for improved grip.
A removable rotating tripod collar features an Arca-type compatible foot and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
An electromagnetic diaphragm is used for more precise and consistent exposure control, especially when shooting at high continuous shooting rates. Due to this unique design, this lens is only compatible with select Nikon F-mount cameras that support an electromagnetic diaphragm, including the D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, D300, D300s, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D850, D3x, D3s, D4, D4s, Df, D500, and D5 DSLRs.
Compatible with optional TAP-in Console for fine-tuning select focusing adjustments and for updating lens firmware.
UPC: 725211022039

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Specs

Focal Length150 to 600mm
Maximum Aperturef/5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 40
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View16° 25' to 4° 8'
Minimum Focus Distance7.22' / 2.2 m
Maximum Magnification0.26x
Optical Design21 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.27 x 10.15" / 108.4 x 257.7 mm
Length at Maximum Extension13.25" / 336.5 mm
Weight4.38 lb / 1990 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.545 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.6 x 8.25 x 7.75"

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Reviews

Very good for the price

By Sky
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-19

I have over the years taken over 100,000 photos per year with my Sigma and Tamron long zooms, and it seems they each take outstanding photos for that first year, and then the sharp focus starts failing. I'm sure if I didn't go out photographing so often, or take so crazy many photos on each outing (2,500 to 3,500) this lens would have lens would have been an outstanding performer for much more than 1 year. It wasn't the time, it was the number of photos.

Great lens for the price

By Clifford
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-17

We have used Tamron lenses for years and have found them quite satisfying using the Canon 7D Mark II. Their f/2.8 SP series 24-70 and 70-200 have been great. For wildlife, my wife and I have mostly used the 150-600 lenses. I dropped my original G1 years ago and bought the G2 model to replace it. We recently switched to the Canon R5 body and found that her original G1 was not compatible with the new camera. Since the Canon 100-500 was on back order, with stories of long wait times, we decided to get her the G2 now for eagle season. The G2 performs well, and we have been satisfied with its performance in all kinds of weather. It does everything you need it to. Compared to the f/2.8 family of their lenses, one does have to shoot multiple frames and select the one(s) in best focus. Even while on a tripod, you will see some variation in focus, even on a still target. Focus times are good, the size and weight for a 600 mm is good (we typically carry them all day using a neck strap on the camera body), and the ergonomics of the lens are good (especially the nice touch of the Arca-Swiss foot and the zoom lock using the ring). The VC modes work well, and on still subjects, will give you what you would expect for pushing the exposure times. The data out there on this lens is accurate, and you will see that, BUT do not let the reviews showing "orange" for sharpness scare you. This lens will give you very satisfying results. We have many "crispy" birds, both in flight and still, that show the very smallest bumps on the eyelid or finest whisps of the feathers. You will not have 100% keeper rate, though (but you can on their f/2.8 lenses), so for action photos, such as wildlife, airshows, and sports, I suggest shooting in high speed bursts. While the center is sharper than the edges, the difference has never been a problem. We have the Canon 400mm L lens that sees very little use. While the Canon is sharper, the image scale of 600mm vs. 400mm was enough to stick with the Tamron for most applications. Having the versatility of the zoom has also proven very useful, and the Tamron at 400 mm is sharper than the 600 mm if you do not need the full zoom. If you have enough light, the 600 mm performance is even better at f/8. While I am giving this a 5 star rating, we have found a better lens for the R5 camera, since our Canon 100-500 RF lens arrived. The reason I stand behind this rating is because this is a very good lens for the price. We have taken tens of thousands of photos with this lens, and the results are predictable and good. To get the slight, but noticeable, performance bump from the Canon, it will cost over twice as much. If you have the money buy the Canon, but if cost is a limiter, do what we did years ago and enjoy many years of good performance with this Tamron lens.

Beautiful lens

By Mixail
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-11

The lens is great, a little heavy, but this is a matter of habit, before that I had a 100-400 lens, which is also great, and it's a pity that Tamron has stopped producing lenses for Nikon, my camera is the D7500.

My second Tamron 150-600 lens..

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-25

Just before Covid, I ordered this lens from what I thought was a reputable dealer. They were, they just were not authorized to sell Tamron lens. So, when it rolled off the bed and now rattles, there is no one to repair it. Be certain when you purchase something that the warranty is indeed valid. Everything I purchase from B&H is valid indeed. A few bucks saved may very well be a lot of bucks lost. Read & ask before you buy.

Better than I thought

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-07

Read a lot of different reviews for this lens, and it seemed pretty good. Rather new to photography and never owned a Tamron so was still a little hesitant. No need to be worried, it performs very well, not as heavy as expected. Won't be hesitant about Tamron again.

Great value

By Barbara
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

This lens covers a great range. I love the fact that the included collar has an Arca-Swiss type compatible foot. It has worked well with my Nikon D750. It is a heavy lens, so I have only used it on a tripod. The lens lock is a great added feature to prevent lens creep. A lot value for the price.

So far, so good!

By Randy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-01

Until now I've been using a Canon EF 100-400 L II and have been pleased, but always wish for more magnification. So far, this lens seems to be just as sharp, but subjects are 50% bigger. It's a little heavy, but still handholdable. I'm pleased!

Very happy with this lens!

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-25

I read a lot of reviews and chose the Tamron 150-600 G2 over the competing field of similar lenses. In part because I already owned a Tamron 18-400mm. Plus the 150-600 was priced competitively, weather sealed, had the greater reach I needed, good vibration control, camera body upgradability with an FX lens, and the size & type of the tripod mount. After connecting the lens to my Nikon D7500 the weight and length was a surprise. None of my camera bags will hold it but the tripod mount makes a good balanced carrying handle for the short term. I have shot everything handheld because most of what I like to photograph is constantly moving in, out, and over our backyard so using a tripod or monopod isn't practical. The quality has been excellent with details that we hadn't noticed before. The moon, a possum, Starlings, squirrels, and sunsets results have been impressive. I expect focus issues when a bird is in a tree with limbs in front and behind sometimes causing sharpness to shift between points. Manual focus works well. I am very happy with my purchase, and it does what I was hoping for.

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Hey y'all -- Do you know if anyone has been able to trade the old for the new? I want to try to trade my older model Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon that I bought brand-new a couple of years ago for the newer version. I understand that the value on my used one will not be the same and the used factor must be figured in when trading, but would it be worth it to offer up the older 150-600 to receive a discount on Tamron 250-600 G2? Thoughts? I sure would love to hear what y'all think, even if you tell me to keep the old lens but go buy the newer one too YOLO, right? Ha ha ha ... das so funny ... If I did that, though, I'd probably have to sell some of Pappy's huntin' dawgs and he sho' nuff then would come a'shootin' after me, not with a Nikon, mind ya, but a loaded 44 magnum. So ... Any advice y'all got will be appreciated more than a big pot o'butterbeans and hambone simmerin on the fire, almost ready to dish up fer supper ... Thanks Friends.
Asked by: Anonymous
B&H does have a Used Department which accepts trade-ins on older gear. Here is a link to generate a quote. If your lens is not listed you can also email us at [email protected] or call us up at (800) 606-6969 ext. 2700 to receive a quote by phone.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Compatible with canon T7i

Compatible with canon T7i
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it is certainly compatible with the T7i.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-23

Will this work with the Tamron 2X teleconverter?

Will this work with the Tamron 2X teleconverter?
Asked by: Brett
Yes, the Tamron Teleconverter 2.0x for Nikon F, B&H # TA2XNF, would be compatible for use with the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for Nikon F. Do note the above lens would become the equivalent of a 300-1200mm f/10-13 lens when using the 2x teleconverter. As most cameras require an equivalent maximum aperture of f/8 or brighter to retain autofocus, that means you will have to focus the lens manually with this lens/teleconverter combination. However, you would still retain automatic exposure and Vibration Compensation capabilities.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-01-13

Is this compatible with the Nikon Z6 II?

Is this compatible with the Nikon Z6 II?
Asked by: Hannah
Yes with FTZ adapter
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-05


will this lens work with a D90?
Asked by: Anonymous
How does the autofocus work with D90? Any idea.
Answered by: Samrat M.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Do you get the 6 year U.S. manufacturer's warranty?
Asked by: Larry
Yes listed In the Box is a Limited 6-Year USA Manufacturer's Warranty from Tamron included with this lens.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-11-24

Can I use a teleconverter between the lens and a ...

Can I use a teleconverter between the lens and a FTZ adapter for a Z7 or will the new Z7 converters work behind the FTZ adapter?
Asked by: Ron
Yes f-mount Nikon teleconverters work with the ftz adapter.
Answered by: thomas
Date published: 2020-12-03


what is the equivalent of 600mm. how many meters does its full zoom reach?
Asked by: alex L.
You could technically focus to any distance you want, even the moon 238,900 miles away, or even more distant stars and the milky way galaxy. Lenses do not zoom in meters or any measure of distance, it is instead magnification and angle of view. On a full-frame camera a 600mm focal length produces about a 3.4 degree angle of view in the picture. On an APS-C crop-sensor camera it is closer to a 900mm focal length, or 2.2 degree angle of view.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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