Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Review

Quick Take
  • 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 price tag (for a lens in this category)
  • 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
Bottom Line
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.

Tamron's new SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens gives an incredible amount of versatility and distance to your lens collection. This newly designed lens includes VC (vibration correction) to help steady the lens, reducing image blur caused by camera shake. This is incredibly important with a telephoto zoom this large, as it can be difficult to hold steady. Tamron includes a lens hood and mount adapter with the lens.

If you are looking to carry this lens in a bag or along with other lenses, you will need to plan accordingly, as it is a large unit. It is also a little on the heavy side, which will come in to play both on the carrying and the shooting ends. Keeping a tripod or monopod handy when using this is a great idea to assist you in holding and steadying while you shoot.


Model A011
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 13/20
Angle of View (Diagonal)

16°25′- 4°8' (for full-frame format)

10°38′- 2°40' (for APS-C format)

Minimum Aperture F/32-40
Minimum Focus Distance 2.7m (106.3in)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:5
Filter Diameter ø95
Weight 1951g (68.8 oz)* (including detachable tripod mount)
Diameter φ105.6mm
Length(*1) 257.8mm (10.1 in)*
Diaphragm Blade Number(*2) 9 (circular diaphragm)
Accessory Lens hood, detachable tripod mount
Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony(*4) A mount

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