Tamron SP 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di Auto Focus Zoom Lens with Hood for the Maxxum & Sony Alpha Mount, with 6 Year USA Warranty

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About Tamron 200-500mm

This is a new zoom lens from Tamron that lets you bring your far away subjects up close while compressing the distance between the main subject and the background for professional-looking results. Even while covering up to a 500mm that enables you to take ultra telephoto shots of subjects further than the eye can see, its design is extremely lightweight and compact. When mounted on an APS-C size digital SLR camera, it provides a focal length equivalent to a 760mm for super ultra telephoto imaging.

One reason why the Tamron 200-500mm is popular is because of its Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (21),Fast / accurate auto-focus (19),Durable (18),Consistent output (17),Easily interchangeable (17),Lightweight (15),Rugged (7),Nice bokeh (6),Simple controls (4),Clear glass (3),Easily mounted (3)
Cons:
Heavy (10),Slow focus (8),Poor in low light (7),Lens creep (3),Blurry focus (3)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (22),Wildlife (15),Landscape/scenery (11),Sports/action (10),General purpose (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (15),Enthusiast (10),Semi-pro photographer (6),Semi-professional (3)

Tamron 200-500mm Specifications

Construction
10 Groups/ 13 Elements
Angle of view
12°-5°
F stop range
5-32
Closest Focusing Distance
98.4in. (2.5m)
Maximum Magnification
1:5.0
Filter Size
86mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
8.9 x 3.7in. (227mm x 93mm)
Weight
43.6 oz. (1237gm)

Tamron 200-500mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 41 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

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    (1)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

inside the eye of the tiger!

this lens exceeds my expectations. the natural beauty and scenery of oklahoma comes through perfectly with this lens. natural beauty brought to life. clear crisp detalis. worth every penny and dollar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A very poor lens.

I've had this lens for about 2 years now and have used it on 3 Alphas, A100,A700 and A900. I have yet to get shot that is spot on focus even with the micro-adjust available with the A900. The color is faded and the contrast is poor from this lens. It now sits in the case where it will stay. Maybe I got a bad one.

Reviewed by 41 customers

 
4.0

light super telephoto no image stabiliza

By

from New York, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

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

 
4.0

Nice reach

By

from Wappingers Falls, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great for wildlife. Tripod or monopod a must, as there is no image stabilization.

 
4.0

Good lens for the money

By

from fort myers, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

You have to know how to use it.

By

from Roy, Utah  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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. That is the key, zoom to bring in an animal and mostly fill the frame. I also found this lens, even when tripod mounted, is best used when following the focal length to shutter speed rule. This lens loves good to bright light. Tripod is highly recommended, mono-pod if you're steady. The lens is heavy, but not unduly so for being a 500mm lens. The focus is reasonably fast considering it's half the price of its competitors and it's a 500mm lens. Photos added are only cropped off the width to fit 8x10, no other cropping.

 
5.0

Offers good alternative to Canon Lens

By

from Bloomington, IN  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use the lens for wildlife images. The images are as crisp and clear (in my view) as my Canon lenses. Shooting with a 7D the 400mm Canon options weren't as useful beccause of restrictions on extenders. It is heavy to lug around at my advanced age. The new release of the Canon 400mm with extender built in was a bit steep for my purse. (11K)

 
4.0

Ok lens

By

from UT  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have tested the lens taking pictures of birds using a tripod at different settings not very clear at 500 mm had hoped for a clearer focus. Ok .

 
5.0

Amazing value!

By

from New York City  -  Semi-pro Photographer

First, my experience with Adorama was excellent and i managed to buy a used lens that was in absolutely mint condition for a great price. Now as to the results i got with this lens they have been nothing short of amazing. Not really meant for super fast sports but if you know what you're doing and where to place yourself as well as some idea of where the shot is going to be then this lens is as good as anything else. In good light you don't need anything else. focus was much faster than I expected. I am truly pleased with this lens. I have even captured some great shots of the moon and that was hand-held!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Lens for Money

By

from Houston, Texas  -  Pro Photographer

Lens does an admirable job for the price. Prints from 500mm are not tack sharp but are very acceptable. Use only with monopod or tripod FIrst time dealing with Adorama Used Department. Very good experience... Good advice and quick service. Would not hesitate to recommend Adorama for equipment purchases

 
5.0

Tack-Sharp Tamron!

By

from Aiken, SC  -  Photo Enthusiast

Purchased for wildlife and landscape photography. To determine quality, I compared with a friend who uses a Canon f/2.8 200 mm lens. I set the Tamron on 200 mm, and we shot several shots outdoors. Both he and I were impressed at how close in quality the Tamron's results were to the Canon's. Also, I have gotten extremely sharp shots of birds at 400 and 500 mm. If anything, I would wish for a "faster" lens, but at the price this one cannot be beat!

 
5.0

Great product

By

from Abbotsford BC Canada  -  Casual Photographer

bought this used, they rated e- its excellent for my use.

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Shopper  Will this fit my sony a33?
KENNETH P  This lens should fit any Sony alpha camera mount. It certainly fits mine, and I must say it takes wonderful photographs. I have used it primarily for birds and occasionally for the moon, with great success. This is my second Tamron lens, and based on my experience with both I would not hesitate to buy again and to recommend to others.
Robert H  Is the Tamron SP 200-500mm completely AF and will it sync with a A-300 Sony? Thanks
HERMAN G  The lens works quite well for me on both my A700 and A77. Yes it is auto focus compatible. Good luck with it, Ernie
ani a  Where it was maid?
GARY H  It was made in Japan. It has been a great lens for me, although it is a bit heavy due to the mount.
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