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Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II

Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II
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Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II review: specs and price

Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II
Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II

Why is Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II better than the average?

  • Maximum focal length
    200mmvs113.75mm
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
    32fvs24.85f
  • Weight
    300gvs625.27g
  • Optical zoom
    3.6xvs2.49x
  • Aperture blades
    9vs7.89
  • Minimum angle of view
    vs33.3°
  • Magnification
    0.28xvs0.28x
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
    32fvs22.63f

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General info

1.maximum focal length

200mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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2.minimum focal length

55mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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3.weight

300g

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4.Includes lens hood
Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

5.Is a telephoto lens
Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

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Optics

1.optical zoom

3.6x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

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2.maximum angle of view

28°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

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3.minimum angle of view

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

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4.magnification

0.28x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

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Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

5.6f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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1.2f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

32f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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45f

4.aperture blades

9

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

32f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

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Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

2.Has focus motor
Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.Can focus to infinity
Tamron 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

4.minimum focus distance

0.95m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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