Tam­ron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD £740, $990

IT’S BIG ON REACH, BUT AFFORDABLY SMALL IN PRICE

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You cer­tainly get a lot of fo­cal length for your money with this Tam­ron lens, its zoom range stretch­ing all the way to 600mm. That equals the two Sigma lenses in the group and beats all the Nikons. As one of Tam­ron’s SP (Su­per Per­for­mance) lenses, it’s de­signed with qual­ity in mind and fea­tures an LD (Low Dis­per­sion) and an XLD (eX­tra Low Dis­per­sion) el­e­ment, as well as an op­ti­cal sta­biliser and ring-type ul­tra­sonic aut­o­fo­cus. Even more sur­pris­ingly at the price, the lens also fea­tures weather seals.

The Tam­ron is rea­son­ably com­pact for a lens with such pow­er­ful tele­photo reach, while at less than two kilo­grams, it’s an al­most iden­ti­cal weight to the com­pet­ing Sigma 150-600mm Con­tem­po­rary-line lens.

Per­for­mance

Aut­o­fo­cus speed is fairly quick but not quite as fast as in some of the lenses on test. Im­age qual­ity is pleas­ing over­all but sharp­ness drops off no­tice­ably at the long end of the zoom range, be­yond 500mm.

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