Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD

One of the main issues of camera fanatics and professionals is that the lenses can be so expensive, and in fact, this is a serious matter for most photography enthusiasts because most of the time, the lens would really cost more than the real DSLR camera. And when you look for these lens, sometimes they would have to be brand specific and it presents a real problem because if you happen to be a Canon user, you can only buy lens specific for Canonir?t=streamleaf 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00HR6IPSE, and if you go for Nikonir?t=streamleaf 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00HR6IZ5W, then it is most probably the same case. Over the last decades, rarely will you find a brand that can carry both brands or other famous camera brands too. So imagine that if a brand comes out that can have a lens for any of these brands, meaning that you can buy the lens and it will work for either Canonir?t=streamleaf 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00HR6IPSE or Nikonir?t=streamleaf 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00HR6IZ5W. The brand we are talking about is Tamron. They have easily adjusted their products to fit both brand formats, and photo enthusiasts rave about it. And so now that they also have the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD telephoto lens available to the market, lots and lots of people settle to buying this brand more than the standard name brand for lens.

Just what does the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD carry in its specs that make it a very viable camera lens aside from the much lower price that it offers? We will be talking about the price later, but for now let us focus on what the specifications are for this item so we will understand more of its easy viability for photographers.


– VC Technology or Vibration compression technology

– eBAND lens(extended bandwidth and operation )

– 20 lens element in 13 groups with 3 Low dispersion elements

-USD or Ultrasonic Silent drive for quiet and fast autofocusing.

– Moisture sealed construction

As based on what you can see above, these new features are really quite the things to look for in this lens. The VC technology itself is something new which is used to actually make things so silent for this telephoto lens. And the eBAND is actually very useful for reducing flare and ghosting for your shots. There are more features for this telephoto lens, but of course it will be hard to mention them all for people to understand, so let us get to the main point of how it works for certain aspects of photography:

FOCAL RANGE: As you can see from the name, the focal range of this camera is 4x from 150 to 600 mm.

AUTO FOCUS: This is where the USD or ultrasonic Silent Drive comes in. It will generate a near silent way to auto focus. This also allows for instant manual override especially if the focus is in the AF position

CHROMATIC ABBERATIONS: These things are actually very well controlled in this camera. Usually it is seen as purple of blue fringes at edges, but it is minimal in this telephoto lens.

BOKEH: Photographers know this as the out of focus areas in a photo, and it enhances the creativity of the photos usually. Tamron has improved on this by employing an iris kind of diaphragm which creates visuallyu pleasing renders for the Bokeh

MACRO: A favorite for close shot photographers, macro is really something most SLR camera users look for. However, to set expectations straight, the Tamron SP 150-600 mm is not a macro lens. However, it can do close focus to around 2.7 mm from the film or sensor, which is good enough


The build quality of the lens is at the rating of only good, as it seems that for a cheaper price, it seems the barrel and the filter thread are made from plastic. But don’t be fooled because even if it seems so, it is sturdy, and this design also helps make it moisture resistant, which is very ideal for photolenses like this. And one more addition you will find in the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD is the lock button which easily stops the lens at 150 mm setting to prevent it from extending even when it is pointed downwards.

Though these are just basic ideas, it gives you a look on how this Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD telephoto lens will basically perform. And for such a good lens like this, it is quite amazing that you can get this at very affordable prices. As per the last check, this lens retails at around $1069 retail in the market in the US, and around £949 in UK. If you compare this price to most other branded lenses, you will be surprised at how much more cheaper it is. This is what we would call value for money.


Considering that the price for the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD is at such range only, this is really something that is worth the buy. For its telephoto function and specs, of course it was not entirely mentioned here and in fact, you might need to do more research from the website itself, but based on performance, we have tested it with brands like Canon and Nikon. So far they have all turned out pretty well and the verdict of the photographers was that this is pretty decent considering it is not Canon or Nikon even.

If you would go for this camera Lens, you will really have the value for your money, which is something most photographers and enthusiasts look for in a product. Since it will fit and work with any of the known camera brands, it truly is worth trying out if you would ask me. There are really much more pros of this product than cons. The deal now is that you should get one to see what more it has to offer you because remember, only by testing something will you know the real value of it. But overall, we think Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD fits the bill very well.


8.5 Total Score

Ready and Very Steady. With proprietary Vibration Compensation system

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  1. I love the speed of focusing and image sharpness. Monopod or Tripod is a must unless you\’re very skilled using it hand-held.

  2. Why the price for Nikon is different from Canon?

  3. Price is good worth buying. Easy to use, light weight and awesome images.

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