Tamron AF 55-200mm F4-5.6 Di II A-mount lens review by mikejhart32

reviewer#6636 date: Dec-25-2009
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:tamron 70-300
sigma 70-300 APO
minolta 100-300
minolta 70-210
price paid:60 GBP
positive:Very sharp
very light
very compact
good range
negative:nothing really
comment:A really fantastic walkabout lens. Unless you do serious wildlife work, all you need is this and a kit lens.
Good for macro too, nice bokeh at 200mm.
Can be used for wildlife, as you can blow up shots later.
Sharp thoughout the range and wide open.
6 year warranty only applies to USA.
Wont last forever, but so cheap you can replace it.
Get a rubber lenshood, better than the original.

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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