Tamron AF 55-200mm F4-5.6 Di II A-mount lens review by derekw

reviewer#10307 date: Jun-16-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Sony 55-200 (both versions)
price paid:68 GBP mint
positive:Very sharp throughout the range - good at max aperture
negative:52mm filters
Plastic mount
comment:Very sharp lens, especially at the short end and even at max aperture.

Colours not quite Minolta but very realistic.

Although inexpensive, like its Sony siblings, a top class performer, regardless of price.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 50
  • sharpness: 4.54
  • color: 4.42
  • build: 3.70
  • distortion: 4.46
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.32
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