Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC Image Gallery
November 13th, 2017
Earlier this year Sigma released a relatively affordable 100-400mm lens that delivered excellent optics competitive with the much more expensive first party options from Canon, Nikon, and Sony. I was impressed by the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 OS Contemporary when I reviewed it, but noted that its autofocus system, while accurate, wasn’t quite fast enough for the most demanding sport and wildlife situations. I was interested (and not surprised), when I heard through the rumor mill that Tamron was releasing its own 100-400mm lens (the Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD) at an identical value price point. I saw little room for improvement optically on the Sigma (it was excellent), but my hope was that the Tamron could provide a little better autofocus tracking performance for those photographers with such a need but not the budget for the more expensive first party lenses. I will be looking closely at that during my review period. What the lens does provide is a little better light transmission; it starts at a wider f/4.5 compared to f/5 for the Sigma, and reaches the smallest maximum aperture of f/6.3 quite a bit later in the focal range. Stay tuned for my ongoing coverage of the lens. You can start with my “First Look” video and the galleries below:
Photos of the Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD
Photos taken with the Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD
Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC USD on APS-C
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