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8.9 out of 10

Tamron SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD

This is a zoom lens from Tamron that lets you bring your far awa Read more

Great Deal: $949.00

Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD

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Overall 8
8.0

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
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Overall 10
10

Great lens for great price!!

lzsticksandstones, Ebay
9 June 2014
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice reach

Adorama
27 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Great for wildlife. Tripod or monopod a must, as there is no image stabilization.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

big and heavy

James C. Lang, Amazon
17 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens for the money

nine ball, Adorama
4 March 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: No Image Stabilization
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Overall 2
2.0

Last time I ever buy a Tamron lens

James B., Amazon
3 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

great value

mikeypcarmichael, Ebay
27 January 2014
  • Summary: good lens.i'm using it on a d600 and I'm happy with it because of the price.i don't think I could get a a3 print from it but its a fraction of the price of a Nikon lens
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Overall 8
8.0

You have to know how to use it.

Moab Man, Adorama
21 January 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Price, Reasonably Quick, Reasonably Quick Focus
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

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.
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Overall 10
10

Good lens for the price

Moester1955, B&H Photo
30 November 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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