15 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Camera Equipment) Tamron AF 55-200mm F/4.0-5.6 Di-II LD Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

I purchased this lens a year or two ago for my Rebel XTI because I wanted something that would fill in that small gap between my 18-55 and 70-300, I sometimes wanted something but neither lens would do. This fits the bill pretty well. I originally got this for those times when I was watching my kids play soccer and they were too close to me to use the 70-300. It does just okay for this. The auto focus can be a bit slower than my others so you have to allow for that. It’s also a little bit more noisy, but eh. Doesn’t matter.

What I use this lens for the most, however, is indoor shots. I am no where near a pro photographer. I like to play and my subjects are usually my children (who run away if they seem with a camera). So, I tend to sit back and use zoom a lot to get what I want. This lens spectrum covers well in an indoor setting and the quality of the detail is amazing for the price I paid. I’d recommend for folks to pick this one up – and give the Tamron brand a chance. I was worried at first because I have a CANON camera that I’d only use CANON lenses, but this is a fabulous lens for what we use it for.

Technical Details
* Telezoom lens designed exclusively for Canon Digital SLR cameras with smaller-size imagers
* Nine-blade diaphragm construction for natural out-of-focus effect
* 37.4-inch minimum focusing distance for 3.5x macro capability over entire zoom range
* Low-dispersion lens elements reduces chromatic aberation for sharper images
* Lightwight and compact design weighing a mere 10.4-ounces


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