Summary: I bought this lens 3 years ago to go on my Canon EOS 450D; I was on a limited budget and having read the Amazon reviews and several technical reviewa in photographic magazines and on the Internet, it seemed that this Tamron 55-200mm strikes the ideal balance between price and quality.
Summary: I was looking at a number of zooms with this kind of range but could not bring myself to spend the $400 or more required. Then someone suggested this little gem. If I had relied on the mainstream reviews I wouldn't have touched it, but after reading the Amazon reviews I concluded that 27 people...
Summary: To be honest when I bought this lens I wasn't expecting much however after taking a few photos I can honestly say I'm extremely impressed. The image quality is a significant jump up from the sony kit lens that came with my a200; I was delighted to see the images come out so sharp and colourful.
Summary: I bought this lens to replace the standard (albeit poor quality) 18-55 mm that came with my Canon 400D. Pictures taken with this lens are crystal clear and sharp. Colours also appear more vibrant.
Summary: This lens is very very good! The autofocus is responsive and accurate. The quality of images this lens produces is outstanding! The lens is light and not bulky. For the price this lens does the business. You will not be disappointed with the results ... honest! Well done Tamron!
Summary: There is some misleading info on this page regarding both the quality and applicability to various Nikon DSLR's. One question asks if it is suitable for a D3300 - the short answer is no! The lens has no internal motor and relies on the inbuilt motor of your Nikon body to power it.