don't buy i want my pictures to be better then yours.
michel l nash, Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: First of all i ordered this used, that being said, Wow. i was blown away it came faster than anticipated, and it came perfect! i attached it to my amazing sony a77mark2 (which i also ordered from amazon) and it was so much more then i expected. The color and clarity was exactly what i saw, only clearer and closer, there where no rough edges.
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!
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.
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.
Summary: Great telephoto lens! The Canon 500mm lens is way out of my price range. This Tamrom SP 200-500mm/F/5.0-6.3 LD AF IF Di lens is awesome. Pictures are clean and crisp of birds from great distances. Autofocuses well with use of both the Tamron and Canon 2x teleconverters.
Summary: I have been a pro, or semi-pro, photojournalist and constant photographer over 50 years. One of my current gigs is volunteering as the official photographer for a major local blues festival, where some of the major acts, musicians my age, now insist that we stay at least 60 yards away and/or restrict close access to 3 songs. I bought this lens with that in mind and used it for this year's 4-day festival, for hundreds of images. It was pure delight.