Tamron AF 55-200mm F4-5.6 Di II A-mount lens review by popo
|popo#5527 date: Jun-14-2009|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Carl Zeiss DT 16-80 F3.5-4.5|
Tamron 28-300 (185D)
Tamron 90mm macro
Tamron 28-75 f/2.8
|price paid:||65 GBP new|
|comment:||One of the first lenses I got but little used as I later got the 28-300. The price was low as were my expectations, but they were exceeded easily.|
Optical quality is far beyond what the price might imply. The low cost seems due more to the physical build quality, not optical quality.
The most striking feature is the light weight. Handy for carrying, but the lack of weight I found was enough to get mirror vibration blurring in shots on a cheap tripod that doesn't happen with any other lens.
Even in good light, during AF the lens seems to hunt around more than average on busy scenes, not helped by the slow pace.