Tamron's super zoom aims to be a low-budget alternative to Nikon's 80-400 & 200-500. Image quality is pretty good, thanks to a heaping of non-reflective coatings with such fancy names as eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular Dependency) and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection). Don't those sound cool? Seriously though, this lens gives you a pretty awesome bang for your buck, 600mm of reach with an aperture of f/6.3 and weighs in at a little over 4 pounds. The G2 version of the 150-600 incorporates a neat new FLEX ZOOM LOCK which allows you to lock the zoom position at any focal length to eliminate zoom creep. The new lens features Tamron's image stabilization called VC (Vibration Compensation) that will give you 4.5 stops of relief when shooting a static subject with a slow shutter speed. Faster AF than the previous version should justify the G2's slight price increase. A tripod collar with a 1/4"-20 threaded hole will screw right into a monopod or use the BUILT-IN arca swiss style plate embedded in the tripod collar for use in a gimbal head.
Is this lens compatible with Nikon teleconverters?
This lens isn’t compatible with Nikon teleconverters.
|Angle of View (diagonal)||16°25' - 4°8' (for full-frame format)
10°38' - 2°40' (for APS-C format)
|Optical Construction||21 elements in 13 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||2.2m (86.6 in)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:3.9|
|Length*||257.7mm (10.1 in) Nikon|
|Weight**||1,990g (70.2 oz) Nikon|
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm)***|
|Image Stabilization Performance||4.5 stops (CIPA Standards C|