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

reviewer#5497 date: Jun-3-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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:Kit lens 18-70
price paid:85 Euro
positive:cheap
good range
great Bokeh
sharp enough for the price
5 year warranty!!
negative:Pretty hard to find negatives. i would say the hood is not easy to operate.
AF is very very slow!
comment:Even in its low range (55-70) it beats the kit lens hands down in most situations. It is much less hit and miss than the kit lens.

I am very pleased with my purchase.

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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