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

reviewer#3884 date: Jul-25-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-250
Sony 75-300
KoMi 100-30APO(D)
price paid:150
CA control
negative:52mm filter size
comment:After testing the Sony DT 55-200 i got this one, as it is the same build but 150 dollars less in price.

The IQ is really excellent. Although not 100% perfect, it is much better than the 75-300 kit lens. I had much CA on that one. The Tamron controls it well. Not bad for a Non-APO lens.

If you need something light and small to carry with you, that fits in almost any pouch, get it.

Sharpness, i gave a 4, because the prime lenses i have are much sharper.

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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