Tamron has announced the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DI VC telephoto zoom lens. The super telephoto lens has created a lot of excitement especially for its valuable price over the focal range it provides. First Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DI VC shootout and comparison with other telephoto zoom lenses are now available.
LensRentals.com has posted a Tamron SP 150-600mm shootout and compared it to the Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di, the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS, and to the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lenses. The shootout comes with lots of technical data and measurement charts. See their conclusion below.
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DI VC Comparison With Other Telezooms
From LensRentals conclusion:
My summary would be that the selection between a Tamron 150-600, Canon 100-400 IS, and Sigma 50-500 OS should be made on criteria other than MTF 50. There are some minor differences in resolution, but nothing that makes one clearly better than another. Price, weight, autofocus accuracy, effectiveness of vibration control, and a number of other factors (did I mention price?) are more important considerations when choosing among these lenses.
It’s pretty obvious that the Tamron has both 600mm range and the lowest price. These tests, and everything I see from photographers using the lens in the field, support that it’s of at least equal image quality. Some people will prefer the extra wide range of the Sigma, others the lighter weight of the Canon. But for a lot of people, the Tamron is going to be the best bang for the buck.
The Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC features the nano technology based, eBAND coating for better optical performance. VC means vibration control.
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC is a new long telephoto zoom lens which is available for full-frame and APS-C sensor cameras. The SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens now can be ordered in the USA with a price for $1,069.