Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD
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light super telephoto no image stabiliza
the weekender, Adorama
17 June 2014
Excerpt: Is a good lens overall.<br />what impressed me the most is its weight for this zoom range. <br /><br />Auto focus is decent<br /><br />Picture quality is good<br /><br />Not a fast lens though.. need plenty of light for hand held shots<br /><br />Also lack of image stabilization will mandate the use of a monopod or a tripod etc
Pros: Decently Fast Auto Focus, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good build, Lightweight, Relatively Very Light
Cons: No Image Stabilization, Poor Lowlight Performance
Summary: I love the lens. I mainly shoot from my back porch looking out to a wooded ravine. In the winter months in WI I love to get close up photos of the birds at my feeders and in the yard. This does the trick for me. I do have it set on a tripod when on my camera as it is a bit heavy to carry around, but you cannot beat the price for a fine lens!
Summary: Bought it to photograph my daughter sky-diving. I was staying on the ground, had my fill of flying in the military, so I needed to reach up. Worked well but I photographed the wrong person. My fault not the lens'. It has a tripod adapter for a reason.
Excerpt: although this lens is a little old and is being replaced, you can't beat the quality for the money. It is not an IS lens but because it's so light you can hand hold it with pretty good results.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: Tamron has just about the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. They want to charge $225 dollars to clean a lens which they claim is causing the issue. However, they do not want to stand behind their work and warranty the service. So basically the want to charge $225 and I have to hope they repair the lens or else I'm out of $225. I'm done with Tamron.
Excerpt: I use this lens for distant wildlife photography. You can't beat the price for the reach. As I titled, you have to know how to use the lens and what the right conditions are to use it. The lens does get soft if you're shooting a small object far away. The moon... forget it. However, if you are shooting, say an animal, at a reasonable distance and you're using the zoom to bring the animal in to fill the frame you can get some great pictures.
Wonderful lens for the price! Well worth buying. You won't be sorry.
Wild West "Fast Reader", Amazon
30 November 2013
Summary: This is perfect lens for wildlife. Easy to use, light weight and wonderful pictures. Great price also. Well worth buying. You won't be sorry. Check my website to see the great pictures I have captured with this lens - [...] I would recommend this lens to beginners and advance photographers.
Excerpt: This lens is a great value for the money. From 200-400mm is the sweet spot on this lens. Does it have the fastest auto focus ? No Is it a $ lens? No.Does it work for me? Yes. I have gotten some nice photos under extreme conditions as I got this lens mainly for wildlife and it did not break the bank. I use it on my Sony a700 mostly.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction