Further readings for the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) Canon
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In Part 2 of our best lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R review, we’re looking at the best optics for travel, wildlife, portrait and event photography. Whether you’re looking for a versatile zoom for weddings, a prime for the best quality portraits, or a professional sports and wildlife lens, we’ve got all the data you need. So let’s analyze the scores in five different categories — short telephoto prime, long telephoto prime, “fast” telephoto zoom, “slow” telephoto zoom, and super-zoom — to discover the best-performing lenses in each group.
The original stabilized EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM was a favorite of wildlife and action photographers, but as one of Canon’s oldest telephoto zoom models, a replacement was well overdue. Announced towards the end of last year, the updated model features a completely revised optical formula and replaces the traditional one-touch control mechanism with a conventional two-ring design. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.
Canon has announced an updated version of their compact super telephoto zoom lens. The new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L II USM boasts a number of upgrades over its predecessor, which Canon claim improve both the image quality and handling of the new version. We preview what this latest lens has to offer and see how the original version performed in the DxOMark Lens tests.
Tamron has released a new modestly priced, stabilized super-telephoto zoom for both full-frame and APS-C cameras, the SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD. How does this $1,100 model compare against the slightly shorter-range Sigma and Canon offerings?
A favorite of wildlife and action photographers, Canon’s EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM is a well-specified and versatile model. However, as it approaches sixteen years in production, is it still capable of competing with more modern offerings? Read on to find out.
<div id="linkdxomark">This a comment for <a href="http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Tamron/Tamron-SP-150-600mm-F-5-63-Di-VC-USD-Model-A011-Canon">this page on the website</a></div>Hope you are testing the Nikon mount, I am planing to get this but I want to see the sharpness test on D600/610 before I buy it. thanks
Hi Chittu, Thanks for your interest in DxOMark. For now we did not receive the Nikon Mount. We will keep you informed in due time: stay tuned on our website and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DxOMark).
This test is very timely for me, as I have just received my copy of this lens, and I am about to leave on a trip that will include photographing wildlife. I am lucky enough to own both a 7D and a 5D III. I assumed I would bring the 7D to use with this lens, but the tests seem to show that would be the wrong choice.
For this question, assume the lens is at 600mm and f8, and the subject would nicely fill the frame (no additional cropping in post) on the 7D. Do these tests show that if I used the 5D III instead, and then cropped the image to be the same size as from the 7D, that the 5D III image would have more resolution and better detail?
Hi Woodenshoe, and thanks for your comment. This test shows that if you frame the same shot with 5D Mark III and 7D you will get more information and a better IQ with the 5D mark III. This being said, cropping 5D mark III with APS-C crop format would be equivalent to dividing the sensor surface by 2. If you look at DxOMark score: the 5D mark III scores 17, and 7D scores 10, so we would tend to say that it is still better to use the 7D for this specific use (but results should in fact be pretty close).
Considering Tamron's EISA successes over the past couple years, this new lens may be a very attractive alternative to other lenses of a similar zoom range. A test by DxOmark, at least MY gold standard for lens ratings would help me make an informed decision as to whether or not I should invest in it. It's a zoom range almost too good to be true, but the variable minimum aperture range seems to be a caution sign, as well as the price. Thanks! Robert
This is a great entry-level nature photography lens. Search Flickr for a wide variety of excellent shots. (Sort by "Interestingness" to weed out some of the less talented photographers). It competes in IQ with the Canon 100-400mm for Canon shooters.
For 1000-bucks you're not going to get a larger aperture, with internal zoom. This is a starting place for those that want to try their hands at nature photography.
One of my friends bought one and he's thrilled with the image quality and value for money.