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bmpress
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Tamron 150-600
« on: May 08, 2014, 08:58:40 AM »

Soon after reading your test of this new Tamron, I sold my Canon 100-400L and ordered the new 150-600. But nobody has any, not B&H, not Adorama, and not my local camera store. And nobody is hinting at when it will ship. My question is whether this is a standard business practice by Tamron, or are they going out of business?
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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 12:01:29 PM »

Tamron are not going out of business!

It's possible they underestimated demand for the lens or they've had some production issues, but Tamron are doing pretty well and I have no reason at all to suspect they are in any sort of trouble.

They're sending me a new 16-300 for testing this week, so they're certainly still making lenses!

I'll see if I can get any info from them on the 150-600 availability issue and I'll post it here if I can.
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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 12:56:57 PM »

I talked with Tamron today and as I guessed, it's the popularity of the lens that's holding things up. The lens is pretty much backordered worldwide. The lens is in production and is shipping and shipments are coming into the US, but they usually sell out (via pre-orders) as soon as they hit the stores. The fastest way to get one is to pre-order it and wait. If you just wait for it to show up in stock, everybody who has pre-ordered will get their's first so it will take quite a bit longer. If you're already on a list, there's nothing you can do but have patience! The only consolation is that if it wasn't a great lens, you'd be able to walk into any store and buy one!


Tamron 150-600/5-6.3 Di VC USD from Adorama - $1069

Tamron 150-600/5-6.3 Di VC USD from B&H - $1069



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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 08:09:59 AM »

Wattayouno??? Just got a notice that the lens has been shipped. One of the things I plan to do is compare it to the Canon SX50HS at 600mm to see just how much better it is. I have shot some pretty good pictures with the little camera which only cost me $380 last year.
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Re: Tamron 150-600
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 08:50:31 AM »

FYI...I just finished shooting with this Tamron at stationary objects, and found it to be much sharper than my old Canon 100-400 at 600mm compared to the Canon at 400mm. So for me, it is a keeper. Next I will try it on flying birds to see if the focus is fast enough.
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