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

reviewer#12017 date: Nov-3-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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 70-210 F4.0 (Beercan)
SAL 70-300 SSM G
Minolta 80-200 F2.8 HS APO G
price paid:120 EUR
small and light
plastic mount
colours can be flat
focus ring very thin (but usable)
comment:The lens is small and light but very plastic. Consistently sharp over the whole zoom range and comparable with beercan. However the colours and bokeh are not too good and I usually end up rather with the beercan or the G.

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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