Tamron AF 28-200mm F3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical IF A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 3   
reviewer#37847 date: Apr-30-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta, Sony, Sigma & Tokina zooms of various ranges.
price paid:inexpensive
positive:Compact, good range for walk around on ff, solid build, reasonably sharp, color matches well with old Minolta lenses, quiet focus for screw drive, inexpensive.
negative:Not much. It is a relatively wide range zoom so as expected the IQ will not astonish.
comment:I was looking for an inexpensive full frame walk around lens. This lens covers a useful range and pairs nicely for that use on an a7ii using an LA-EA4 adapter. The package balances well and is easy to live with. The rubber zoom and focus rings are wide and textured nicely. That makes them easy to use, and the focus ring is especially nice compared to the old Minolta narrow focus rings.

I have not done any specific testing, but am happy with the images it produces. It has better flare control than old Minolta lenses.

There were a lot of lenses in this zoom range and none of them are highly rated. I would put this lens near the head of the pack. Seems, to me anyway, that much of the older A mount glass is an incredible bargain these days.
reviewer#3191 date: Jan-17-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
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price paid:
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positive:Handles very easy and responds good to zoom and focusing rings. Good sharpness and color response.
negative:
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comment:This is a fine lens which I in fact use as my "standard" lens with my Dynax7d.
reviewer#1173 date: Sep-6-2006
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:minolta "Beercan" 70-210 f4
minolta 35-70 f4
minolta 28-100 f3.5 6.5 (D)
price paid:
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positive:Very light and small travel lens with decent range on a digital.

Better then the kit 28-100 minolta lens (hard to be worse :) )

oke colors and distortion

nice feeling to handle, not heavy but still some friction on the zoom/focus ring
negative:62 mm screw - not sharp if not stepped down seriously. very Slow in normal-zoom range.

AF seams to hunt rather easy and makes a irritating noise

Compared to the beercan this lens really is very very unsharp :)
comment:If you get it "for free" with a 7D/5D body (like i did) then this lens is a good thing to have around when taking your camera on the bike or walking and you don't want to carry heavy.

personally I would buy the 300mm version for the range...
(not tested)

300 mm version is around 180 euro on ebay, this one between 120 and 150 euro
reviews found: 3   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 4.33
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.33
  • overall: 4.20

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