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

reviewer#3793 date: Jul-3-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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:155 USD new
positive:- Perfect complement to the Tamron 17-50 Di II
- Image Quality!!!
negative:- Front element rotates while focusing
- focus hunting in low light
- bokeh can be bad
comment:This lens is a steal, excellent contrast/color for the price!!!

The bokeh is good and bad... At the minimum focus distance it is just fine but shooting something at telephoto end at a distance, bokeh is distracting.

Highly recommended if your on a tight budget !

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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