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8.8 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

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

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Overall 6
6.0

Just not thrilled like the other reviews.

T. K. Mccullouth "TK", Amazon
9 July 2013
  • Summary: I like this lens, but not thrilled with it. I can't really tell you why I am not fond of this lens, but It's not the lens I prefer using. Trust me, I keep trying to use it, but never happy with the pictures. Yes, I use a tripod and also tried a mono-pod.
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Overall 6
6.0

REALLY heavy

lindab443, Amazon
19 May 2013
  • Summary: This lens is slow to autofocus and VERY heavy. I knew that a lens of this size would have more weight than my smaller ones, but it even outweighed my expectations. Autofocus seems much slower than it should be.
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Overall 6
6.0

Won't work with Nikon D500

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 September 2011
  • Summary: We purchased this item to use with our Nikon D5000. Unfortunately it doesn't work with our camera body. From the manufacturer Unfortunately the 200-500 lens is not compatible with the D5000, because the D5000 does not have an auto focus motor in the body. The 200-500 also does not have a motor, so there is no auto focus capability between them. The tamron site has more info Amazon graciously accepted the return.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tamron is a good brand but this particular lens.. I'd give it 3 out of 5

tazgbi, Ebay
3 August 2011
  • Summary: A bit dark/slow. But oh well, if you really want a 500mm lens, then you have to live with these drawbacks. It's very huge (I mean really really huge) and quite heavy. Expect a big package to be dropped at your front door!
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Overall 6
6.0

Limited Compatibility

D. Brewer "dugbus", Amazon
26 June 2011
  • Summary: Great lens, but it doesn't have it's own AF motor. It won't AF with base model cameras like the D3100. Kind of a big deal. Compatibility chart in the product description would be helpful.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good enough for government work...

Joshua B. Owens "J0wens", Amazon
14 February 2010
  • Summary: Soft contrast, specularities on the edges. Great for surveillance bad for prints above 5 x 7.
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Overall 6
6.0

heavy lens

G. Chen, Amazon
9 April 2009
  • Summary: Just started in dslr one yr ago-nikon d60 + sony alpha. both camera with 200mm lens. lots of nature photos and was considering a longer lens. saw the reveiw for the tamron 500 and decided to go for a try. tamron is decent but heavy. AF does not work with nikon d40 or 60! MF is ok. tried it on a d50 without problems. tried a 75-300 and really like it. bottom line-suggest 300mm lens. 500 is great but does not work w/ nikon d40 or 60. it is also heavy. happy photos.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap, lightweight, and decently sharp. Autofocus not ideal for wildlife

tcchou71, epinions.com
1 July 2008
  • Summary: Low weight is great for hand-holding. But autofocus too slow for wildlife photography, and manual focus ring is inconveniently placed.
  • Pros: Decently sharp, long, cheap, lightweight.
  • Cons: Slow autofocus, no focus limiter. Minolta version front-focuses (though Canon is fine)
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Overall 6
6.0

TAMRON Objectif AF 200-500mm F/5-6,3 Di LD (IF)

Vandevelde Michel, Pixmania
22 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Les premières photos prises semblent témoigner d'un bon piqué ..mais à vérifier . L'absence d'un stabilisateur est un manque pour ce genre de focales. L'AF semble suivre en mode image par image , n'ai pas eu l'occasion de voir les résultats en rafales dans la photo animalière par exemple ...
  • Pros: prix compétitif pour un 500mm
  • Cons: pas de stabilisateur
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