Tamron - SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon - Black

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon: Capture close-up action shots or stunning wildlife shots from a distance with this versatile lens, which features low dispersion lens elements for crisp, clear image quality. Antireflective coating reduces glare for optimal outdoor shooting.

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What's Included


  • Detachable tripod mount
  • Front and rear lens caps
  • Lens hood
  • Owner's manual
  • SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon
  • Software: SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron

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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (55 out of 58)

Features


Compatible with a variety of Canon EOS cameras

Works with most cameras with a Canon EF lens mount.

Telephoto zoom lens provides detailed photos from a distance

Magnify distant subjects and isolate a small field of view for vivid close-up shots.

150-600mm focal length for distant subjects

Helps you capture the optimal shot from a distance. Good for wildlife or subjects where additional working distance is required.

f/5-6.3 maximum aperture

Provides clear landscape images and beautiful distance shots even in the shade and on cloudy days.

Low dispersion (LD) lens element for clear long-distance shooting

Effectively corrects chromatic aberration for superior image quality at a wide range of focal-length settings.

Vibration reduction (VR) helps minimize shaking and blurring

Ceramic ball bearings help achieve smooth movement for precision shooting.

Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) enables precise autofocus

Shoot fast-moving subjects with quick lens focus response.

eBAND and Broad-Band Anti-Reflection (BBAR) coating minimizes glare

Antireflective technology reduces flare and ghosting for clear images in a variety of lighting conditions.

8.9' minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 95mm filters

Accessories included

Comes with a hood, front and rear lens caps and detachable tripod mount.


Overall customer rating

4.7
95%
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Expert rating

4

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing lens for the price

    Posted
    GeezerGeek
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    For the price, this is an amazing lens. As other reviewers have noted, it is a little "soft" at >500mm. One would do better to zoom and crop a 500mm than to use 600mm. You must use tripod or brace on something sturdy. Use the highest shutterspeed possible...this lens magnifies camera motion as well! The lens is heavy...and that's with a lot of plastic components. I carry my camera (Canon T3i) with lens mounted in a backpack, along with tripod...pull out to do nature photography and store again...too heavy to carry a long time (though often I do). This lens will provide you with "identifiable" images at distance. The bald eagle nest is over a half mile (1km away) and eye-watering "calendar" photography if close. The sanderling was 25 feet (7.6m) away. If you can afford prime lenses...they're much better. But this zoom, for the price, is amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big, heavy, and well worth it

    Posted
    Michaelinelcajon
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    This lens completes my "collection" of Tamron lenses. In addition to a good wide angle lens (10-24), a everyday carry lens (18-200), I now have a long range telephoto to bring things up-close and personal. The lens is about a foot long and weighs about 4lbs, so dont think you are going to wear this lens on a strap around your neck. It comes with a ring that you mount to a tripod, that also doubles as a carry handle. The optics are great. The lens is clean and sharp through the full focal length with no flare. If you like wildlife photography, you will like this lens. With the built in optical stabilization, it will help overcome some of the lens shake you will get if you are trying to freehand (i recommend a higher iso and shutter speed).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

    Posted
    rawshooter57
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    I'm always looking to get the shot. So before my trip to Maine I wanted to get a long lens to put on my second camera. (I always carry 2 both with different lenses) The 95 mm. optics are larger than the filters I own and all I could find in town (day before I left) was a cheap really cheap polarizer.($50) It helped cut through the early morning fog, but it would keep the picture from being tack sharp. Bottom line great lens if you use filters buy the good ones. At full length 600 mm you should use a tripod. This is a heavy lens it can be hard to hand hold shots

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome is not the word

    Posted
    Thum1
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    After reading the reviews on this lense, I decided to purchase the lense over the more expensive Canon lenses. I am fairly new to the whole camera world, and made the plunge and bought the Canon 80D for myself for christmas seeing I wanted good quality pictures. I bought this lense for outdoor sporting events for my kids, the day I bought it i was on the way to my son's rugby game.. I was sitting 70 yards away from most of the action but was able to zoom in like I was right there and take crisp, sharp, clear pictures every time! I would recommend a monopod (bought that too when I purchased the lense after reading the reviews) seeing the lense is long and heavy. All around, best long distance lense I have ever used!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful lens

    Posted
    Alex
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    Had a hard time choosing between the tamron and the canon telephoto lens but after reviewing both lenses online, I decided to go with the tamron to save a few hundred dollars more. The quality is almost about the same as the canon lens. I did read up that the shutter speed was faster on the canon though. I still decided to take my chances with this lens and was happy with my choice. Have taken some great photos with it. Drawback as well would be that it's a huge lens and becomes heavy after a while. Recommended using a tripod with it as to where the canon telephoto lens seems lighter. Pros and cons to the lens but will decide to stick with this lens for a long run.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    ccnashville
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    I bought this to be able to take pics of my son & his school marching band. I took this to a professional photographer friend to help me with using it for the 1st time & lo & behold it wouldn't work. He tried it on his cameras & what do ya know...it didn't work on those, either! SO...I had to return it to Best Buy because it was defective. In the meantime, my friend was able to hook me up with a great lens of the same brand that works perfectly for the same amount of money & I didn't have to wait for it to be delivered only to find out it wouldn't work. Day saved!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT LENS

    Posted
    BLONDE
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    MY KIDS ARE ACTIVE IN BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL. THIS LENS WORKS GREAT FOR SHOOTING LONG RANGE PHOTOGRAPHY. MY OUTFIELDERS ARE BROUGHT IN VERY CLOSE. PICTURES ARE CLEAR. THE ONLY DRAW BACK IS THE LENS GETS HEAVY WITH TIME BUT I USE A MONOPOD WHICH HELPS RESOLVE THIS ISSUE. ALSO WORKS WELL FOR SHOOTING THROUGH THE FENCE AT BALL FIELDS AS IT BLOCKS IT OUT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens, especially for wildlife

    Posted
    JULIE
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    I purchased my lens at the Wausau WI store. A gentleman by the name of Jacob assisted me in finding exactly what I wanted. Jacob listened to my explanation of what I wanted the lens for and came up with EXACTLY what I needed. Love the lens ~ Looking forward to a trip out west and some close-up shots of the abundant wildlife the west has to offer. Thanks Jacob ~ I appreciate your help!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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