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

reviewer#6044 date: Sep-14-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:Tamron 24-135mm SP AD
price paid:Brand New
positive:PRICE! Sharp, f4.0 almost up to 200mm. Pleasant colors & bokeh.
negative:Slow in the "bedroom" lightning (A700)
comment:Despite of plastic build it performs very good and doesn't really look cheap. Highly recommended for that price!

P.S.Recently bought Tamron 24-135mm SP and I stopped using 55-200mm (SP's range is more usable with my style of shooting)

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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