600mm is a long lens, once the preserve of super-telephotos that cost as much as a small car, the market sector for big zooms is filling up fast. The Tamron 150-600mm is joined by 2 different versions of the Sigma 150-600mm and the just released Nikon 200-500mm.
Having had a couple of outings with the Tamron, shooting it back to back with the Nikon 80-400mm AF-S I also own, I’d like to give my very quick initial impressions.
At the moment, I cannot really find anything too bad to say about it, and I have a sneaky feeling that it will replace the 80-400mm as my go-to long lens. I have a forthcoming trip to Sri Lanka, where amongst other things I will be looking for the elusive Leopard, and giving this lens a workout on both the wildlife, as well as the landscapes. I will then decide which lens is coming to South Africa for a month.
I got mine here – Tamron 150-600mm on Amazon