I recommend it to amateur photographers that need a zoom lens ...
23 October 2014
Summary: It's a cheap lens with decent output. I needed a tele zoom lens for my Canon 450D and did not want to spend a lot. I took decent photos with it, don't expect high quality or using it in low light, but it does it job well and I don't regret buying it. I recommend it to amateur photographers that need a zoom lens and have a small budget.
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. So we are looking only at D50,D80, D90 D100, D200, D300's etc. Reports say it won't work on full frame (FX) Nikons. Wrong!
Summary: I brought this because I'd used the kit lens for a while but was bored of having to get so close to my subject. Oddly as soon as I put it on I started missing the 18mm range but that was my choice to keep the price down. The lens itself was fitted to a Sony A57 and the quality of the images are great.
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. First the 'cons': it doesn't have image stabilization and it's maximum aperture is modest (f4). That's it, nothing else.