Tamron AF 55-200mm F4-5.6 Di II A-mount lens review by pcarmalt
|pcarmalt#7233 date: Apr-1-2010|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Beercan, 100-300 APO (on A900)|
|price paid:||GBP 60|
|positive:||+ Incredibly small and lightweight|
+ Very cheap (though price has gone up)
+ Useful range on APS-C
|negative:||- APS-C only|
- Bokeh a bit busy, not as good as beercan
- Colour not as nice as beercan
|comment:||This was one of the first two lenses I bought after I got my A200. The other one was the 50/1.7. |
I'm reviewing this from memory and looking back at past images, since I moved on to full frame and gave this lens to my father-in-law a while back.
It was a good lens and I got a lot of great images. On APS-C and especially A200, it's more practical than the beercan. However, A900 + beercan gives better colours, sharpness and bokeh than A200 + 55-200.
However, I got better images with A200 + 55-200 than A900 + 100-300 APO. Make of that what you will!