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

reviewer#2663 date: Aug-28-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:
price paid:170 USD (new)
positive:Surprisingly good results for the price. Very good sharpness.
comment:I have just bought this lens to add the 55-200 range to my Sony Alpha (previously only used the kit lens 18-70). Last Sunday I went to a off-season carnival here in Brasília (Brazil) and it was a very good oportunity to test this lens. Considering I'm new to SLR's (my first SLR is Sony Alpha, which I bought 2 months ago) and also remembering that the Tamron 55-200 is very very cheap, I must say that I am extremely happy with the results. You can see the photos here:

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
Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania