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8.7 out of 10

Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II LD

This telephoto zoom from Tamron, designed exclusively for digita Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II LD

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Overall 6
6.0

OK for the price

Ravi, Amazon
26 November 2012
  • Summary: I bought this lens for its price. It takes ages to focus. The build quality is pretty bad. Pictures come out pretty sharp. Not for low light situations.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tamron AF 55-200 f/4-5.6 Di II

Tami Jo King, Amazon
3 November 2012
  • Summary: I picked this up to use with my Nikon D7000 temporarily just to test it and explore with while I was deciding on other lenses. If you are looking for a nice little lens you should consider this. It's a nice starter lens. You can always pass it along should you decide to upgrade at a later time. Which is most certainly going to occur. The image quality is surprisingly quite good for a lens at this price point.
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Overall 6
6.0

not autofocus

kenny, Amazon
2 January 2012
  • Summary: I did not realize that this would not autofocus on a nikon d3000. I bought it for my son for Christmas.. If I had known that I would have bought something else. They should point that out in the description.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Lens for a Cheap Price

Jan Ulrich "Jan", Amazon
1 January 2009
  • Summary: I like this lens and it is a very good lens for the price, light weight and precise. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Lens for the price.

Trailwood, B&H Photo
21 August 2008
  • Summary: For under $200 this is a good lens. It's light, produces descent pictures and has macro capabilities. This should be a first lens, or a compliment to your Kit lens though and not an upgrade. I use this lens as a small, light alternative when I'm walking around with family. It's not a bad lens, but focus is slow on this lens, detail is a bit soft and it is much louder than other lenses I own.
  • Pros: Good value, Lightweight, Macro
  • Cons: Noisy focusing, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for the Amateur - better than your kit lens

Talvi, Amazon
13 March 2008
  • Summary: I bought this for use with a D50. It gave very crisp and full color images. The non-static aperture isn't really a problem for people who want family pictures that are better than an little point and shoot camera can give since likely they won't be shooting manually anyway. But keep in mind that the reason this is inexpensive is because the aperture doesn't go to a very low number - so it's not as useful indoors.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not favorable

Seilethin, B&H Photo
20 January 2008
  • Summary: I rate it a 3/5 because it has slow and loud autofocus and bad color rendition. Not Ideal as a long distance macro lens as advertised. I feel that it focuses better in landscapes. Although, I have gotten quite a few good shots from it.. With a better lens I could have many more by now. I bought the canon 18-55 kit lens and only use this one for the extended range. This is a good backup. For the price, get the kit lens.
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Loud, Poor color rendition, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Not favorable

Seilethin, B&H Photo
20 January 2008
  • Summary: I rate it a 3/5 because it has slow and loud autofocus and bad color rendition. Not Ideal as a long distance macro lens as advertised. I feel that it focuses better in landscapes. Although, I have gotten quite a few good shots from it.. With a better lens I could have many more by now. I bought the canon 18-55 kit lens and only use this one for the extended range. This is a good backup. For the price, get the kit lens.
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Loud, Poor color rendition, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for the money but does come up short.

awollin, Amazon
7 May 2012
  • Summary: Good lenes however it is wanting, good first timer and is an upgrade from a kit lens but I feel it wont take long till you are looking for under the 55 and over the 200. All in all a good buy for the money, but once you get a look at the images better glass gives you will notice the difference. Dont get me wrong I have a macro 90mm Tamron which produces amazing images, but I knew a month after buying this 55-200 lens I needed more and I am no expert.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tamron lens

Des Palmer "Des Palmer", Amazon
2 March 2009
  • Summary: A very good lens for the price but the only problem is that if you are using this lens in limited light or indoors you will have to play around with your camera settings as Auto mode will play havoc on your pictures.I think the magnification is about x4 which is fairly good but not if you are using for wildlife as you will not get close enough to get good pictures.Mainly you will use this lens for portrait pics or landscapes.
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