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.
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 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.
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.