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8.6 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 8
8.0

light super telephoto no image stabiliza

the weekender, Adorama
17 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Is a good lens overall. what impressed me the most is its weight for this zoom range. Auto focus is decent Picture quality is good Not a fast lens though.. need plenty of light for hand held shots Also lack of image stabilization will mandate the use of a monopod or a tripod etc
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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 8
8.0

Nice reach

Adorama
27 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Great for wildlife. Tripod or monopod a must, as there is no image stabilization.
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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 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.
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pro Quality Lens for less than $1000?

Syntax, epinions.com
9 August 2013
  • Summary: A must buy for any prosumer photographer. Clarity, Wide Range Of Zoom, Quality Build, with a sub $1k price tag.
  • Pros: Affordable, Quality Lens, Great Clarity, Wide Range of Zoom
  • Cons: Focus ring position requires getting used to. Autofocus is slow.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Lens

Glenn R. Melby, Amazon
28 July 2013
  • Summary: I have a 18-200 lens this perfect to take off from there 200-500, I would recommend this lens, the only thing is that it is heavy, that is why I rated it a 4.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very fast focus Tamron 200-500mm telephoto lens

William H. Etheridge Jr., Amazon
20 June 2013
  • Summary: I've owned the Tamron 200-500mm telephoto lens since 2010 and have used it several times at a zoo or landscape shots. Last night I used it for my grandson's baseball game on my Nikon D800 and was very impressed with how fast it focused which I thought was as fast, if not faster, than the Nikon 80-200mm which I usually use for his games.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron AF 200-500 zoom lens a qualified winner!

David Graham "uuglypher", Amazon
29 April 2013
  • Summary: At first i was disappointed that focus was more soft than expected at the extremes of zoom (200to 230. And 475-500) HOWEVER.. Between 240mm and 470mm of zoom it is one the finest pieces of glass in my lens stable! And it performs extremely well throughout that range in conjunction with a Tamron 1.4 teleconverter as well! Also, its performance with a 2x converter is very good between 2250mm and 425mm. It is absolutely an indispensible part of my regularly used kit!
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