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Tamron AF 200-500 mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (IF)

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Manufacturer Tamron
Model AF 200-500 mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (IF)
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 200 - 500 mm
Maximum aperture f/5 - 6.3
Angle of view 12 - 5 o
Closest focusing distance 2.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:5
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type
Lens Construction 10 elements / 13 groups
Filter diameter 86 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Dimensions 93.5 x 227 mm
Weight 1237 g
Additional information
Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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3.92 Average
Owners reviews (4)
  1. davidg2020
    davidg2020 1 December 2013, 11:38
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    IP 101.166.x.x
    Owner since: 8 years
    Price: 1500
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not a very forgiving lens - you need to work hard to get really good results.

    Pros: Lot of lens for the money (I paid a lot more than other reviewers but I paid in AUD - we get ripped of for techno stuff in Oz).

    Summary: I've sot some amazing shots with this lens but it certainly isn't point and shoot... you need the right conditions to see true awesomeness.

  2. Johnny van Graan
    Johnny van Graan 11 October 2012, 22:22
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    IP 41.56.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: A very "sensor-sensitive" lens. For example - on the Sony A580, it delivers stunning sharpness. On the A-77, it struggles to focus - even at the same settings. Very poor low-light performance. Very narrow sharpness range.

    Pros: Sharp at f9, best at f14 and ok till f18. Durable construction - mine has taken quite a severe hammering given that I operate mostly in the agricultural and mining industries.

    Summary: A very difficult lens that requires a lot of practice. it is essential to use a tripod - and make sure that it is very stable. Highly recommend that an external trigger/remote is used at all times.

  3. ckw665
    ckw665 13 March 2012, 06:23
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    IP 115.160.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: $950
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not the class of prime lens

    Pros: Better than most of the tele lens of the same class

    Summary: A very good lens

  4. Ksravana
    Ksravana 25 July 2010, 08:41
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    IP 98.237.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $900
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Good magnification

    Pros: Light weight relative to size

    Summary: Good lens

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