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Tamron SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD
8.7 out of 10

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

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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.
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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

ambrose, 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

veraltetes Produkt, neu: 150-600

Herr Munster "amazon-Kunde", Amazon
23 November 2014
  • Summary: Das 200-500mm von Tamron ist nun ein veraltetes Produkt. Es gibt ein neueres, was deutlich besser ist, siehe dort. Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Teleobjektiv für Canon (A011)
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