The Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC, finally has some availability and release dates! For those in the USA you can get your hands on this beast on January 17th, haven’t heard from Tarmon Australia yet about a release date, I’ll update this post as soon as I have more info.
This is an all new look for Tamron, the lens has none of the styling of the “VC” range that is currently on the market, however if it’s image quality is as good as these lenses it will be definitely worth looking at if you need that extra range
Of course with a variable aperture of f/5 – f/6.3 this is not a lens for low light. However modern cameras have fairly decent high ISO quality images these days so you’ll probably be able to escape any real issues.
What of the costs, well Tamron Japan has set it at 140,000 YEN, which would set it at $1,361 USD or $1520.00 AUD. However there have been reports mentioning the US will get it for under $1100, so we’ll just have to wait and see.