and a Tamron 200-500mm but the 55-300mm is excellent in quality and function
Captain Joe, Amazon
4 November 2014
Summary: I currently own the 18-55mm, the 55-200mm, and a Tamron 200-500mm but the 55-300mm is excellent in quality and function. Well packaged and delivered on schedule, the product is perfect for out door life shots without a tripod. I am very pleased with this lens!
Summary: I love this lens. The range of zoom is great. The lens is sharp and light. It is a bit slow for fast-moving subjects. But, that kind of issue can be compensated for. I wanted a 70 -200mm equivalent. This may not have the bokeh some people like, but I can't tell. And again it is light by comparison.
Summary: Oh yea. Lens arrived today and 2 hours later I shot some free lance pictures for a local news media outlet. The clarity and sharpness won raves from the producer. This lens is nothing but fantastic. I have a Minolta 70-210 beer can zoom it will be replacing instead of augmenting.