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

reviewer#2919 date: Nov-9-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 own this lens
compared to:
price paid:130 USD (1100 SEK)
positive:Sharp all over
Surprisingly fast in good light
negative:Cromatic dist.
Slow and bad focus in bad light.
comment:I use this almost all the time in combination with external flash and is very happy with the result.
Surprised at how fast it focus in good light and equally surprised at how slow it is in bad light.

Good lens for a walk in the park or as "people" lens in good light.

A little to plastic hood, afraid of breaking it everytime, but it held as yet.

edit : one bad note is that is has a bit to short focus distance for my taste I would like it top be a 50 cm shorter, then it would be a nice macro substitute.

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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