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#1 Jeff

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:12 PM

I cant remember if anyone here uses this lens. If so, what are your thoughts on it. Im thinking of buying one for the 600mm reach. Thanks, Jeff
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:51 PM

Jeff, woulden't you be better off keeping your Nikkor 200-500 and adding a Nikon TC-14E III giving you up to 700mm?

 

I believe CaseyJM has the Tammy 150-600 G2 lens.

 

This link may be of interest: http://www.davemclel...n-150-600mm-g2/

 

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:08 PM

Jeff, woulden't you be better off keeping your Nikkor 200-500 and adding a Nikon TC-14E III giving you up to 700mm?
 
I believe CaseyJM has the Tammy 150-600 G2 lens.
 
This link may be of interest: http://www.davemclel...n-150-600mm-g2/
 
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I plan on keeping my 200-500 and 1.4 TC Herman. I just want to have that extra 100mm of reach and I can’t afford a prime 600mm. I would also buy the 1.4 TC that is made for the 150-600 giving me even more reach. Jeff
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:24 PM

I plan on keeping my 200-500 and 1.4 TC Herman. I just want to have that extra 100mm of reach and I cant afford a prime 600mm. I would also buy the 1.4 TC that is made for the 150-600 giving me even more reach. Jeff

 
Perhaps an idea to get some additional "practical" feedback from Ron W as he uses both the 200-500 and prime 600.
 
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:20 PM

yes Jeff i have this lens and i love it.  if your getting it you must get the Tap in console with it.   It only cost $50.00 and it makes all the difference  in getting your lens sharp with your camera body.  I spent about 6 hours using the Tap in console and many trips back to the computer to make adjustments with the lens, once done though it is an awesome lens, attached are some of the images with this lens at 600 mm  and the D7200 body.  

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Nikon D500, Tokina 11-16 F2.8 AT-X Pro, Sigma 17-50 F2.8 EX DC OS, Sigma 70-200 F2.8 APO EX DG OS, Tamron 150-600 F/5.6-6.3 Di VC G2, 
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:07 PM

Thanks for the info Jerome. Also, that’s a nice series! Jeff
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:41 PM

Very impressive, Jerome.

 

Looks way better than the original lens!


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:04 PM

Nice series, Jerome.

 

Jeff, despite recently buying Nikon glass, I still think that both Sigma and Tamron are giving Nikon a serious run for it's money.  Jerome's images confirm that.  :)


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 11:21 PM

Nice series, Jerome.
 
Jeff, despite recently buying Nikon glass, I still think that both Sigma and Tamron are giving Nikon a serious run for it's money.  Jerome's images confirm that.  :)

I agree. The more I research 3rd party lenses, the more I’m leaning towards trying one out. I have only Nikon glass now. Jeff
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:02 PM

The G2 appears to be much improved over the original 150-600.

 

I have the original, with the firmware upgrade.  A touch soft at both ends.  Wasn't horribly impressed with it.  I don't use it much any more.  Went to the Nikon 200-400mm instead.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:08 PM

The G2 appears to be much improved over the original 150-600.

 

I have the original, with the firmware upgrade.  A touch soft at both ends.  Wasn't horribly impressed with it.  I don't use it much any more.  Went to the Nikon 200-400mm instead.

 

Art, the G2 looks like nice glass, if one doesn't want to rob a bank, to buy the 200-400.  The 200-400 isn't even available in Vancouver, on the used market.

 

Small confession:  I recently decided to pass on Sigma and Tamron, buying the Nikon 200-500.  Brand new from my fave camera store, for a killer price.  :)


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:33 PM

The G2 appears to be much improved over the original 150-600.

 

I have the original, with the firmware upgrade.  A touch soft at both ends.  Wasn't horribly impressed with it.  I don't use it much any more.  Went to the Nikon 200-400mm instead.

To be fair Art there is a huge difference in price and category between the Tammy and the Nikon. If I remember you had some fantastic photos from the Tammy.

 

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:36 PM

 

Art, the G2 looks like nice glass, if one doesn't want to rob a bank, to buy the 200-400.  The 200-400 isn't even available in Vancouver, on the used market.

 

Small confession:  I recently decided to pass on Sigma and Tamron, buying the Nikon 200-500.  Brand new from my fave camera store, for a killer price.  :)

Not a bad choice the 200-500 seems to be top of the line. But we have to give Sigma and Tamron credit they kind of forced Nikon to make the 200-500 because they were gobbling up the long low cost tele market with excellent glass. But the stuff Jeff and Ron and others  are posting with the Nikon is proof positive you are getting a top of the line super tele. I think it is one of Nikon's best deals in terms of price and quality.

 

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:55 AM

Not a bad choice the 200-500 seems to be top of the line. But we have to give Sigma and Tamron credit they kind of forced Nikon to make the 200-500 because they were gobbling up the long low cost tele market with excellent glass. 

 

I fully agree; and not just long lenses either.  The Tamron 24-70 and the Sigma 105 macro are top quality lenses.  :)


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:19 AM

To be fair Art there is a huge difference in price and category between the Tammy and the Nikon. If I remember you had some fantastic photos from the Tammy.
 
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Absolutely, but not at the low or high end. A bargain of a lens, impressive price, but I can see the diffference with better glass. Harder to accept less quality the more spoiled you are.
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