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

Model #AFA011C-700

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Weight 4.30 lb (1.95 kg)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.16 x 10.15" (105.6 x 257.8 mm)
Filter Thread Front:95 mm


Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Canon (APS-H)
Angle of View 16° 25' - 4° 8'
Minimum Focus Distance 8.86' (2.7 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Focal Length 150 - 600mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 240 - 960 mm
Diaphragm Blades 9
Elements/Groups 20/13
Aperture Maximum: f/5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/32 - 40
Camera Mount Type Canon EF


Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.32817846
29 July 2015

The Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens covers a long zoom range and produces sharp results through most of the frame, but it isn't perfect.

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    Long telephoto reach. Optical stabilization. Strong center sharpness. Attractive price point. Zoom locking mechanism. Includes tripod collar and hood. Available for multiple systems.

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    Pincushion distortion throughout range. Focus can be a little slow. Some blurriness at edges unless stopped down.

The digital picture.34755376
1 November 2016

I have to admit that I didn't expect to see the second generation of Tamron's first 150-600mm VC lens arriving this soon. And, I didn't expect the upgrade to be such a substantial one. While I can't say that image quality was dramatically improved, the form and function of this lens definitely were.

Steve s digicams.32814386
17 March 2014

As compact and affordable as a lens in this class can be, the Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD provides zoom capabilities that are perfect for any situation in which you have to shoot from a distance. Read more in our Full Conclusion .

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    Amazing zoom range, perfect for shooting from a distance, Vibration Correction adds up to 4 stops of correction when shooting handheld, Although large, it is compact for this class of lens, Smooth, easy rotating rings for zoom and focus, Weather-sealed for shooting in all conditions, Affordable...

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    Problems with the AF system on the cameras when using this lens, Slight amount of give when the lens is attached to a camera body

Dp review.32823956
25 June 2014

From the lab test results, the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD looks like a very convincing contender in its class. If we limit our comparisons to super-telephoto zooms which reach at least 400mm and weigh in around 2kg, it offers the longest maximum focal length without hugely compromising...

Photo net.34752471
12 March 2014

I’d say that the Tamron 150-600/5-6.3 is the best value you can get in a telephoto zoom. It is sharp throughout the focal length range with good contrast. It has no direct competitors, but even if it only had the 150-500mm range, I’d still say it would be a very strong contender for the best value...

Imaging resource.34355410
21 January 2016

If you aren't looking at the Sigma 150-600mm "C" in another tab right now, you probably should be: the lenses are very comparable, and are definitely competing for the same market. The Tamron is an exceptional lens for the price point, but its slow aperture range limits it to photography accompanied...

The phoblographer.34645560
16 March 2014

With some imagination, you have a lens that can be used for a variety of creative projects. The Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 is a reasonably priced lens that really delivers. It’s not a cheap doorstop telephoto lens. While it is f5-6.3, make no mistake: this lens is phenomenal.

18 November 2016

Although significantly more expensive than the original model, like its predecessor, the second-generation Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 is superior to its predecessor in optical performance and has better stabilisation.

Photozone de.34752480
10 January 2015

Before summarizing the performance metrics let me make a clear statement here. Tamron did something awesome with the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD - they managed to produce this lens at a very moderate price tag of less than 1000 US$/EUR.

Practical photography.34754171
31 May 2014

The 150-600mm f/5-6.3 zoom is the longest lens Tamron has ever built and at less than £1000 it offers exceptional reach at a very competitive price. While image quality is very good on the whole, it’s worth bearing in mind that it starts to drop slightly at the more extreme focal lengths.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
29 June 2017

I am an amateur photography, and love shooting wildlife, especially birds. I find that using a tripod is severely limiting in shooting wildlife and birds, especially birds in flight. Also, using a monopod has proven limited success for me.

Imaging resource.34355410
29 March 2016

Another impressive lens from Tamron, this is one of the lower priced options for wildlife photographers in need of a quality mega-tele zoom. It offers very good image quality wide open to about 500mm. At 600mm, f/9 to f/11 seems optimum for maximum resolution.

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    Zoom range, high resolution, good contrast and color, good focus speed, good bokeh

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    weight, size, maximum aperture

2 weeks ago

Sony buyers should be aware that the len doesn't have that VC(Vibration Compensation)function built in for Sony even though the ad claimed so. It only made for Nikon & Canon!

Abt electronics.32817785
8 September 2014

I use the Tamron 150-600 mm lens extensively for bird photography to document rarities and produce photos for programs. It is good for how it is structured and the price. Due to high minimum F Stop good light conditions are necessary for quality photos.

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    Affordable Price, All My Required Features, Quality Image, Relatively compact, Relatively light

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    Lowest F Stop Is 56

19 February 2015

Bought this lens for taking pictures of shore birds in Puerto Rico and love the results. Would have been nice to purchase a similar yet faster lens but would have had to spend 3 times the money. Fast focus and crisp pictures.

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    Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great Price To Output, Nice Bokeh, Picture Quality To Price

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    Heavy, Need Tripod In Low, Poor in Low Light

Ritz camera.34752625
28 December 2016

I just made my first purchase from Ritz, a 150-600 Tamron Lens. It's a spectacular piece of equipment. It was competitively priced and was delivered in a matter of days. If you are thinking about making a purchase I say, "go ahead and do it."

10 January 2015

Great with daylight exposure. Image quality at 600 is not as good as $9K brand name lens. Extending zoom lens barrel. Perfectly smooth manual focus Works perfectly with Nokon autofocus and autoexposure.

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    Long reach for Nature and Birding. Quite manageable and possible hand held (build your muscle). Best up to 400mm, acceptable IQ at 600mm. If you need 600mm, get it without breaking the bank. Image stabilization really works. Fast focus without hesitation. Sharp even at fully open aperture.

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    Plastic lens construction, so handle carefully. 95mm filter size. Not so fast lens, not F/4. No pouch or case included. Back ordered almost everywhere, even a year after the initial release.

B h photo.32817553
2 weeks ago

I bought this lens primarily for aviation photography, but I plan to, also, use it for sports and wildlife. I haven't used it a whole lot yet, but ,so far, I am impressed! It is sharp and it focuses fast. I shoot with a SONY a99 so my lens does not have the image stabilization.

B h photo.32817553
3 weeks ago

Just got the lens and I am very happy with it. It's great when mounted on a sturdy tripod because I can meter to the appropriate shutter speed to get the right amount light for a good exposure for stills. Action shots may be a bit more challenging to take with this lens.

B h photo.32817553
3 weeks ago

Dude, it's a banging lens!

Product Highlights
  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/40
  • Three Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Mechanism
  • Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Removable Tripod Mount
  • Includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio
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In The Box
  • Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Detachable Tripod Mount
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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