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: 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.
Summary: I recently bought a Canon 1000D (to upgrade from my Canon A570IS Digicamera). The 1000D came with the standard 18-55mm (Non Image Stabilised) kit lens. The camera and kit lens performs very well indeed, but I soon wanted a "zoom" lens to get those bird and animal close ups.
Summary: I only received this lens about a week ago so Im not in a position to offer a detailed review but from the images it's produced so far Im impressed. It's surprisingly compact and although its a budget lens it feels well built and the zoom action is spot on.