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Re: Tamron 150-600. Pulling my hair out, not sure what to do.

No image processing at all in these photos. These are straight from camera, other than being shrunk a little for size constraints on this board.

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Re: Tamron 150-600. Pulling my hair out, not sure what to do.

I have been trying to get decent shots for 5 weeks with this lens and get far better results with the 75-300 lkit lens that came with the camera, and that same lens with a generic 2x as well, sadly. VC on, VC off, up and down the spectrum with stationary and moving targets (such as perched eagles less than 50 meters away). After three years with first a T5 and now a T6, all with the kits lens', trying supported (usually a sandbag attop a parked car), unsupported still no luck in the 5 weeks with this lens. I shoot in both RAW and JPG but used the JPG here in the forum for size constraints and with no post processing (straight from camera). 

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Re: Tamron 150-600. Pulling my hair out, not sure what to do.

No tel-con, straight lens and camera. Photos are straight from camera as well, no post.

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Re: Tamron 150-600. Pulling my hair out, not sure what to do.


TimStriley wrote:

No tel-con, straight lens and camera. Photos are straight from camera as well, no post.


It is possible that the T6 may not be compatible with this Tamron lens. Even though Tamron makes no mention of this camera model in its list of compatible Canon cameras, neither does it mention my Canon 7DII and it works just fine.

 

You might want to call Tamron to ask.  The Canon website post this info for you to call Tamron:

Customer Service Department at 631-858-8400 ext. 2502, or contact us via e-mail at custserv@tamron.com.

 

Tamron lenses have a lot of issues with newer Canon models...namely not being able to focus while using Live View...were you taking pictures using liveview? 

 

I only own one non-Canon lens and it happened to be this one. It taught me a lesson...I won't buy non-OEM lenses again any time soon...too much trouble...

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Re: Tamron 150-600. Pulling my hair out, not sure what to do.

"I won't buy non-OEM lenses again any time soon...too much trouble..."

 

That is a shame since there are some fantastic lenses out there. I have looked at your Flickr account so I know for a fact you know what you are doing.   Perhaps you and the OP got faulty copies. Who knows?  But remember a single bad lens does not define the entire group. 

 

The below picture wasn't with the my Tamron but with my Siggy S.

600mm, f8, 1/60, ISO 800.  No tripod with LC done in LR.  Actually, it wasn't any more 'trouble' to mount that lens on my 1D Mk IV than any Canon lens I have.

 

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Re: Tamron 150-600. Pulling my hair out, not sure what to do.


ebiggs1 wrote:

"I won't buy non-OEM lenses again any time soon...too much trouble..."

 

That is a shame since there are some fantastic lenses out there. I have looked at your Flickr account so I know for a fact you know what you are doing.   Perhaps you and the OP got faulty copies. Who knows?  But remember a single bad lens does not define the entire group. 

 

The below picture wasn't with the my Tamron but with my Siggy S.

600mm, f8, 1/60, ISO 800.  No tripod with LC done in LR.  Actually, it wasn't any more 'trouble' to mount that lens on my 1D Mk IV than any Canon lens I have.

 

_52D0487-Edit.jpg

 


Brighten up the area around his eyes a little, and that will be a great picture. Gorillas are interesting animals. All evidence suggests that they enjoy watching people as much as people enjoy watching them. That one looks like he's hoping you'll let him try the camera.

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Re: Tamron 150-600. Pulling my hair out, not sure what to do.

Only LC was applied.  No other edits except making it small enough to u/l here.  It is silly to discount all third world lenses.  Some are pretty darn good.

 

A lot less stuff for 2018 but still a lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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