Tamron 150-600MM

I just purchased a Tamron 150-600mm lens for an upcoming trip. I had originally thought about renting a Nikon 200-400mm lens, except it would cost nearly as much to rent as the Tamron would to purchase. The store I was at, Camera Exchange showed me the Tamron lens for Nikon. I looked it over, did a weekend’s worth of research and decided to buy it. I took a couple of shots with the Tamron, and with my Nikon 24-120mm kit lens with my D750 just to give you a chance to look at what the device could do:

Tamron 150-600mm at 600mm:


Nikon 24-120mm at 120mm:


This isn’t a super comparison, because the 24-120mm isn’t a great lens and does not have the capability of the Tamron. The big deal is, the Tamron works well in relatively good light. I can use the Tamron when I have my tripod, good light and I want to do long-range wildlife shots.

Oh, did I mention the Tamron is about $1,000 while the Nikon 200-400mm, a truly awesome low light piece of glass, is roughly $7,000? I don’t know about you but I don’t have unlimited funds. When you buy Nikon cameras, you typically do so for the lenses. Nikon builds superior lenses. Then again, unless you do photography for a living or at least as a big time hobby, you look for what you can afford. The Tamron 150-600 mm is affordable.

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