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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Nikon F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/40
  • Three Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • FLEX ZOOM LOCK, Zoom Lock Switch
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Mount
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console
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Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for Nikon F
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Tripod Collar
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

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

    Focal Length 150 to 600mm
    Maximum Aperture f/5 to 6.3
    Minimum Aperture f/32 to 40
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 16 25' to 4 8'
    Maximum Magnification 0.256x
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.22' / 2.2 m
    Optical Design 21 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
    Filter Size 95 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 4.3 x 10.1" / 108.4 x 257.7 mm
    Weight 4.4 lb / 1990 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.5 x 8.2 x 7.8"

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

    SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for Nikon F is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 213.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing lens at an amazing price! this lens is just amazing.I had the previous version and you can notice the difference in every aspect. it's noticeably faster, has a more precise focusing, it has better weatherproofing, better optics which you can tell in the quality of the pictures it makes, VC is incredible and with the different modes it has you can adapt its behavior according to what type of photography you're doing. and a very nice addition: the lock ring enables you to lock the lens in any focal length. the original one was an excellent lens but this one is on par with much more expensive lenses out there. best bang for your buck not just in it's category but on every category. period!
    Date published: 2017-02-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens and much improved over the first version. I am an avid hobbyist, had this lens for about a month and just returned from a trip with over 2000 shots taken with this lens. I owned the previous version of the lens and this is much improved. My first version of this lens was sent back for firmware upgrades to correct tracking issues and it did improve. Still this new version far exceeds the old one. I used the new mode 2 IS for tracking birds and had a very high success rate. Still images are very sharp and I like the overall build quality. Love the built-in arca swiss foot. The only minor issue I had was that the zoom is a little stiff. I have small hands which tired easily from working the zoom. Maybe the stiffness with be less over time.
    Date published: 2016-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! So far I am very impressed. I have a version 1, I was just ok with it. I was looking to pick up either the Nikon 200-500 or the Sigma Sport. When this was announced, I ordered believing it would be an improvement over the G1, and seeing that depending on the review, the G1 was better reviewed than the others, I was excited to try it out. The focusing is faster, it is sharper at 600 wide open, and I have been impressed with the sharpness without any lens tuning. My G1 will be used as a backup and a share lens when i go out with others to take photos.
    Date published: 2016-10-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good big lens at a good price I haven't had this lens long enough to test it exhaustively, but two features have impressed me from the outset. First, it is sharp enough for general use (although perhaps not for the most exacting professional use). It is certainly sharp enough for me. Second, the autofocus using a Nikon D500 is very fast even in lower light levels. Until dusk is advanced, this lens focuses as quickly as my Nikkor 70-200 f/4. I wasn't expecting that and I am very pleased. A big lens like this has limited uses but this one is very cost-effective for those uses, for those of us who are not professional wildlife photographers.
    Date published: 2017-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really happy with this lens so far! I've had this lens now for about 2 weeks and I primarily photograph birds. I use a Canon 5Dmk3 and I had used the 1st gen Tamron 150-600 a while back and wasn't that impressed, so I had my reservations with the 2nd gen. So far, i'm quite impressed by what I'm seeing. The VC is fantastic. I've been able to get a lot of very good, sharp images shooting as slow as 1/200th, handheld, with VC on. Attached images are some prime examples of that. I feel like the color is a bit cold compared to the canon lenses I've been using (300mm f/4L and 400mm f/5.6L) but that's easily fixed in post. Overall, this lens was a great upgrade for me and only time will tell how well it holds up from a mechanical standpoint. I hope it does well.
    Date published: 2016-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for wildlife photography. This lens has exceeded my expectations. I am finally able to capture great images of birds in flight.  Although the lens is big and somewhat heavy, it is lighter than some of the other lenses I was considering. I am able to hand hold this lens for quick shots but it is much easier to use on a monopod. The Tamron G2 paired with my Nikon D500 is an excellent combination for wildlife photography. The lens focuses quickly and accurately. Prior to purchasing this lens, I bought, then returned the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary lens.  My Tamron G2 handles better, is quicker and more accurate than the Sigma lens. I’m getting great images.
    Date published: 2019-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every Penny I looked at a lot of different lenses before I purchased the Tamron, including Canon. I decided for the price and the focus range it was probably my best option. Mainly plan to use it for photographing the marching band and summer water sports. Used it Memorial Day weekend to shoot my sons marching band and it performed fantastic. Images were sharp and focus seemed to be pretty quick. The long focus does take a second to extend all the way, or back. So be ready for what you want to capture. Other than being heavy, but what do you expect, this is a fantastic lens that I would recommend to professional and enthusiasts alike.
    Date published: 2017-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I did it Fantastic lens, but, take your time learning the settings. At first I opened the box, took out the lens, attached it and took pictures. They were brutal :) Then I took it off the camera body did some reading, set my camera up to match the lens. The results were amazing. Everything from a Goldfinch at 20 feet (at 600mm) to a Swan family and 50 yards (also at 600mm). When I did my job, all of the pics were crisp and clear. I am still working on panning birds...the weight of the lens and the focal length (600 mm on a APS-C lens) make it bit of a challenge but I am getting it!! Practice Practice! I fully recommend this lens!
    Date published: 2017-07-05
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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 used@bhphoto.com or call us up at (800) 606-6969 ext. 2700 to receive a quote by phone.https://bhpho.to/2cWlv53
    Answered by: Joseph P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    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

    question

    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

    question

    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

    question

    Will this work with a Nikon D90? And, what would be the downside of using it with a D90?
    Asked by: Ray B.
    Updated: Yes, according to Tamron this lens will be compatible with the D90 when shooting using the viewfinder however, given the age of the camera, they would not guarantee functionality while shooting in live view. Additionally please note your focal length will be more equal to 240 - 960 mm since the D90 is a cropped sensor camera.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2019-03-27

    Will this lens autofocus using the FTZ adapter on ...

    Will this lens autofocus using the FTZ adapter on the Z7?
    Asked by: Judith
    I have a D850 and it works fine but can't speak to the Z7
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-04-24

    Will the tripod mount work with the Manfrotto ...

    Will the tripod mount work with the Manfrotto tripod mounting plate
    Asked by: John
    Yes, the tripod collar on this lens will work for Manfrotto quick release plates.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2018-11-04

    Does this work on a D5600 well?

    Does this work on a D5600 well?
    Asked by: George
    This lens will mount to a D5600. Because of the smaller APS-C/DX sensor of the D5600, this telephoto will have greater "reach" making it an excellent sports, action and wildlife combination.
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2019-02-04
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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