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

reviewer#4818 date: Feb-6-2009
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sigma 55-200 DC
SAL 70-300 SSM G
Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro
price paid:£65.00 (New)
negative:Not a lot
comment:Basically this is one affordable lens that covers a decent range. It's lightweight, though has an adequate zoom speed (similar to Sigma), but otherwise, a competent walkabout lens that shoots far above it's appearance and price tag.

Very acceptable colours and Bokeh (IMHO), so if you're looking for a medium range zoom. you ought to put this lens on your shorlist.

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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