Tamron AF 55-200mm F4-5.6 Di II A-mount lens review by Hi72
|Hi72#11665 date: Feb-2-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony SAL16105|
Minolta 35-105 F3,5-4,5
Minolta 35-70 F4.0
Minolta 70-210 F4.0 (beercan)
Minolta 70-210 F3.5-4.5
|price paid:||100 EUR (new)|
F4.0 from 55 to 120 mm
5 years warranty
|comment:||I bought this lens because its range fits perfectly for a telezoom on an APS-C-camera. |
From the first day this lens surprised me with its sharpness. The AF works well, not to noisy but it's slower than the one of my other lenses, which are not the fastest ones either.
Compared to my minolta lenses, the colors are a bit flat. But the pictures still look ok to me.
The lens starts at F4.0 and stays with that till 120mm. So you get more light than with the 16105 which costs five times the money.
It's an all plastic lens. But that makes it really light-weight. The zoom ring is big, the zoom doesn't creep and with a 5 years warranty you don't have to worry to much about its build.