Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD
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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.
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.
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.
Tamron is a good brand but this particular lens.. I'd give it 3 out of 5
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!
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.
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 ...