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

reviewer#7494 date: May-27-2010
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:Sony 18-70
Sigma 28-105
Sigma 100-300
price paid:GBP 79
positive:Sharp
Light
Cheap
negative:Plastic lens mount
Rotating front element
Some purple fringing wideopen
comment:Splendid telephoto lens. Good for occasional telephoto use and surprisingly sharp and bright in the viewfinder. Its cheap, light and sharp but a little slow on the focusing side. Very good value for money.

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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