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 Post subject: Canon 100-400mm vs Tamron 150-600mm
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:41 am 
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Have Canon 650D and can only buy one and cannot upgrade camera or lens in future. I want to shoot birds in flight. Which of these will serve me best?

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 Post subject: Re: Canon 100-400mm vs Tamron 150-600mm
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:06 pm 
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On face value, it looks like a case of 1-stop quicker vs reach of Tamron.

Personally, I would go with the Tamron that gives extra reach. Don't think the 1-stop is significant enough. BUT, this is based on what I have read and have not actually used either lens as I am a Nikon-shooter.

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 Post subject: Re: Canon 100-400mm vs Tamron 150-600mm
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Hi Luislang
I have the 100-400 and is very happy with it. I'm thinking about getting the Tamron for the extra reach but won't let the 100-400 go. I just think the extra reach will be wonderfull.

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 Post subject: Re: Canon 100-400mm vs Tamron 150-600mm
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:18 pm 
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Hi Luislang,
Dont know if you have already purchased a lens, but the Tamron
tests beter then the Canon
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While the Tamron may not be at its best at 600mm, none of the other lenses we're looking at reach that long at all. So to make a fair comparison, we have to look at how they match up across their shared focal length range. For example, in these tests the Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM is no sharper at 500mm than the Tamron is at 600mm. Meanwhile Canon's ageing EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM simply can't keep pace with the Tamron's far more modern optics; it's simply not as sharp when compared like-for-like on the EOS 7D.


Full article over here
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/tam ... -600-5-6p3

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