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

reviewer#5135 date: Apr-1-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.3
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:Sigma 18-50 f 3,5-5,6
KM 70-210
KM 28-135
KM 50 f1,4
Tokina 20-35
price paid:800 NOK
Good image quality
negative:Very plasticky
comment:I really like this lens because it was cheap, and it gives nice pictures. I bought it because i read here on Dyxum that with the prices going up on the beercan, it might be just as good to get one of these, seeing it has a 6 year warranty and all.

I guess it is all plastic, it is very light and handy to bring along. The hood that came along with it fits on backward.

The zoom action is good, with a nice rubbergrip. The focusring is very small, and autofocus is little noisy.

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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