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Tamron - AF 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II LD MACRO Lens for Canon Fit

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  • Affordable, high-quality telephoto zoom for SLR cameras
  • Compatible with Canon AF mount
  • Focal length of 55-200mm and aperture range of f/32 to f/4-5.6
  • Small, light design with rubber grip and sturdy finish
  • Includes front and rear lens caps plus lens hood
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Product details

Style Name: For Canon
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm ; 299 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
  • Item model number: AF015C-700
  • ASIN: B000CE8IVM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Nov. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,514 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Style Name: For Canon

Manufacturer's Description

The Tamron AF 55-200mm Di II LD Macro lens is an affordable telephoto zoom for exclusive use on digital SLR cameras that covers the focal length range equivalent to 85-310mm when converted to a 35mm format. Yielding dynamic images in many photographic situations including sporting events, large wildlife, scenery and portraiture, the Tamron AF 55-200mm will allow D-SLR owners fitted with standard zoom lenses to enjoy with ease the professional-looking “pulling” and “compression” effects particular to telephoto lenses. Since the optical system is designed for exclusive use on digital cameras, the image circle is smaller, resulting in a compact package measuring 83.0mm (3.3”), accepting a 52mm standard filter and weighing a mere 295g.

Macro and Out-of-Focus The new Tamron 55-200mm zoom lens realizes an MFD (Minimum Focus Distance) of 0.95m (37.4”) over the entire zoom range, the top level of the closest focusing distance among tele-zoom lenses. Since the maximum magnification ratio at f=200mm is 1:3.5, you can enjoy easy and convenient close-up photography. The Maximum Magnification Ratio of 1:3.5 is equivalent to 1:2.3 when converted to 35mm film format. Since the lens employs a nine-blade almost circular diaphragm construction, it provides naturally blurred background effects when a natural out-of-focus effect is desired. Such effects are done by using the shallow depth of field of a telephoto lens or in close-up photography, exploiting the outstanding specifications of 0.95m MFD over the entire zoom range and 1:3.5 maximum magnification ratio.

Optimized for digital SLR In addition, the lens uses an entirely new optical design for optimizing the overall distribution of optical power while reducing various aberrations to the absolute minimum and achieving remarkable downsizing at the same time. In addition, an LD (Low Dispersion) glass element is used to accomplish effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor to enhance the optical quality in digital photography. As a result, the lens provides outstanding optical performance over the entire zoom range. The zoom lens uses a new optical system designed to confine the changing angles of incidences of light rays reaching the imager within a certain scope over the entire image field by considering the effects of variances due to zooming.

Enhanced peripheral illumination and Resolution Peripheral light fall-off is minimized when compared with that of conventional lenses for film cameras, so images are uniformly bright from the center to the periphery. Since the lens is designed exclusively for digital SLR photography, it provides high image quality resolution, contrast and flatness of image field.

Internal Surface Coating and Design By the employment of “Internal Surface Coatings” (i.e., multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural elements) and new multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements, ghosting and flare due to reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and reflections caused by the imagers themselves are reduced to the absolute minimum. Improvements have been made to the external design by adding a gold-colored band between the focus and zoom rings to enhance the appearance and make it stand out as a Di-II lens. The rubber patterns of the zoom and focus control rings have been improved at the same time to compliment the digital camera design style and to provide better handling.

Super hybrid mount The Tamron AF 55-200 Di II LD lens features a super hybrid mount made of highly durable, lightweight engineering plastic precisely molded around a stainless steel “core” that is also highly durable. The Tamron lens mount portion weighs 70% less than a brass-made mount.

Box Contains

  • Tamron 55-200mm Lens
  • Front lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • Bayonet mounting lens hood

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    4.4 out of 5 stars

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    70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By James on 30 Mar. 2007
    Style Name: For Canon
    The Tamron AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD telephoto lens is targeted at people who've just started with a DSLR, played with the 18-55mm kit lens, and then decided that they want more range without having to spend a vast amound of money while they're still getting to know the camera. I was such a person, and I bought this lens after reading reviews of its good optical quality for its price.

    Optically, this lens produces sharper and somewhat more detailed results than the kit lens, although not quite so sharp as the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II I also keep in my bag (remember: this is a prime, so it SHOULD be damn sharp). The colour reproduction is conservative, but certainly not dull. At the 200mm end, you do need either a tripod and mirror lock-up or fast shutter speed to avoid blur in the images as the lens lacks image stabilisation, but then again what you expect for a sub-£100 lens? The Tamron concentrates on picture quality, and that's somewhat more important.

    The focal length is adjusted by a ridged rubber grip around the barrel. Manual focusing must be selected by shifting the gear-switch on the side, and can be quite fiddly due to the small ring at the objective end. Autofocus isn't lightning fast or whisper quiet, but does the job and the money is better spent on the optics. The lens is lightweight, being mostly plastic, but is nevertheless a quality construction. The supplied hood reverses for storage.

    If you're a DSLR noob, and want something that goes beyond your kit lens, Tamron's AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD will make worthy addition to your gear.
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    71 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. J. Dalton-mills on 24 April 2008
    Style Name: For Canon
    Absolutely fantastic lens for the price! I bought this to go with my Canon EOS 400D and it has immediately replaced the kit lens as my walk-around lens (I also have a canon 300mm lens too). The lens itself is very compact and is the same length as the kit lens when at 55mm.

    The best point about this lens is that it produces razor-sharp images, the best you could get for the amazingly cheap price. Get it while it's this price! Not only this, it comes with a lens hood so you don't need to spend money on a hood too.

    I'd recommend this lens to anyone on a budget - buy this lens, you won't be disappointed!
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jackA on 5 May 2013
    Style Name: For Sony Verified Purchase
    I have had my Sony A57 for quite some months now and I really wanted to get a better zoom lens. The Sony 70-300mm zoom lens seemed like a fantastic lens. However I seen this lens for just a bit under £100 when the Sony was nearly £200. I decided to take the chance and get this one manly down to the price and I have to say it has been one of the best purchases of the year. Now haven't used it loads yet, but with what I have done has proved that this lens was worth every penny. The quality is perfect, couldn't be better for the price.

    Now when I do take pictures of the birds I do normally have to use the digital as well as the manual lens zoom. But with this lens I can zoom in just enough to get a good shot. A lot better than the standard 18-55mm. The quality may not be as good as the Sony's but I have to say I wouldn't expect better for this price. The quality is brilliant, even when the camera is fully zoomed in I get a great shot. I recently captured a shot of a Dove and it was also a perfect macro shot.

    The lens has a little more weight to it than the 18-55, but not much. It is a little bit noisy when using auto zoom, so if you do need to keep dead silent then it would be wise to stick to manual.

    I have had no problems with it so far and it has been a great first lens after the standard 18-55mm. I strongly RECOMMEND this lens to anyone that is thinking of upgrading the zoom and are on a low budget. This tamron 55-200 is a great start for those who want a better zoom than the standard lens. Also if you have just OVER £100 then you may want to consider the Tamron 70-300mm lens. Also this lens comes with a hood so that will save you having to buy one for it.
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    38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By D. K. Cain on 18 July 2008
    Style Name: For Canon
    I bought this lens last month after I recently took up digital photography. I was on a budget and needed a zoom lens. After reading numerous reviews I decided on this zoom lens. Tamron is a well known make and this lens is well built. It is lightweight and is supplied with a lens cover and hood. The lens also has a macro facility, which means its a must for close up shots that need to be in detail. I've took some detailed shots of flowers in my rear garden, and wow! what detail and quality. I was well impressed. If you are on a budget like me, and need a good quality lens, you can't go far wrong with this one.

    Please note that this lens has no IS or USM, but for those facilities, you will have to pay in excess of £130. Remember I was on a limited budget and this lens had excellent reviews...............


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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I. R. Johnson on 6 Mar. 2012
    Style Name: For Canon Verified Purchase
    Having always used Canon lens with my camera (EOS20D) this was very much a take a chance sort of purchase, however i have been very pleasantly surprised with the results obtained from this lens.

    Once unpacked it seemed of similar quality build to Canon lens although the plastic mount i am not keen on, however, i am sure with careful use it should last the life of the lens, the only other minor quibble is the focus ring which does seem rather fragile especially when i read in the instructions focus should be set to manual before fitting lens hood other wise damage can occur, if that is the case, then it is quite possible i will forget to set the switch to manual one day when wishing to take a hurried shot, so to eliminate that, i have stuck a big white lable on the lens hood to remind me to set to manual before removing or fitting.

    Anyway on to the results, the small amount of use this lens has had so far has proved that this is a very good lens, i personalty do not care about focus motor noise but to me it is no louder than some canon lenses. Focus is very sharp throughout zoom range and colours are well reproduced, in fact in many cases better than Canon lens.

    I really enjoy using this lens and it is now the lens of choice for most photography, calling it a Macro lens seems rather an exaggeration but nevertheless you can focus well at reasonably close range.

    I have given this lens 5 stars as it excels in most of what it does and that alone far outweighs the minor quibbles, also the price of this lens puts in reach of most people which is also worth a star on its own.

    If you are undecided about purchasing one of these, take a chance as i did and you wont be disappointed.
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