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

reviewer#3741 date: Jun-20-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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:Cosina 19-35
Minolta 35-70
Minolta 28-105
price paid:Ł50 (new)
positive:Compact
Light
negative:Build doesn't engender confidence
comment:I thought it was a toy when I first got it...it is so light. I'm still trying to convince myself that a non-metallic mount is reliable...after all aeroplanes are constructed with a large amount of resin-based material nowadays. Of course the proof of a lens is in the photographs one can take with it. And here the Tamron performs well. It will be a good lens to take out on a walk.

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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