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  1. #1
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    Tamron 150-600mm G1 vs. G2

    I'm planning on renting a Tamron a little later in the year for an event. Rental agency only has the G1. Thoughts of the G1 in this case? Last event I rented the Nikon 200-500mm, which is fine, but I think a little shorter minimum focal length will help in some of the planned shooting locations, and I wanted to test a Tamron anyway, as I will consider which to buy next year. I just purchased a Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 G2, and for that, I'm pleased at the lens thus far.

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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G1 vs. G2

    Well, it may be a moot point, although I don't mind thoughts on the 2 Tamrons.

    I found another rental outlet that has the G2 version for the same price, and will be renting from them instead.

  3. #3
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G1 vs. G2

    The G2 has improved image stabilization as well as optics so thats definitely the one you should test
    Bengt - D810; D7200
    Tamron 24-70/2.8 G2; Sigma 14-24/2.8
    Nikkor AF-S 200-500/5,6;Sigma 150-600 C; Sigma 105/2.8 Macro
    Pentax K-1, K-3, Spotmatic, ME, K-2; Rolleiflex

  4. #4
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G1 vs. G2

    @wev and @Woodyg3 might be able to give you opinions on both. If I remember correctly, the first version had a lot of issues. I think both members used both versions. However, Woody has been encountering a recurring issue with the second version.
    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
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  5. #5
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G1 vs. G2

    I recently sent my Tamron 150-600mm G2 back to Tamron for examination and hopefully replacement after having sent it i for repairs twice since I bought it in October. In the mean time I got theNikon 200-500 and find it to be much better in every espect. BUT, that may simply be because I got a bad copy of the Tamron.
    Woody Green

    Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose

    D500, D7200, D7100, D70

  6. #6
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G1 vs. G2

    You really need to take a look at the Sigma 150-600mm C before committing to the Tamron. I have the Sigma and love it.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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