Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Sony-alpha

Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Sony-alpha
$949 - $1,060
200-500 mm
autofocus 2.5x zoom lens
f/5-6.3
variable aperture
  • Generic motor Built in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"The first pics I took with it was Butterflies. I got Pics that I've been unable to get. To fill a frame with a butterfly serveral times a minute, with other lens I was too close for more than one shot. I've taken several bird photos also. All images are clear and sharp."

"This is my fifth Tamron lens and I have been very happy with all of them. Up until now my favorite lens was my 70-200 f2.8 Tamron but now I think my 200-500 is my new favorite."

"Now what is not so fast: once it is out of focus, it takes forever to travel all the way back and forth. The narrow angel is to blame for losing focus in the first place, but lack of range limiter is a major shortcoming."

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Sony SLT-A99.

Sony SLT-A99
10.2 - 4.1°
horizontal angle of view
200-500mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Sony SLT A58, Sony SLT A57 and Sony A77 II.

Sony SLT A58
6.7 - 2.7°
horizontal angle of view
306.5-766mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Sony-alpha vs other Sony Alpha (Full-frame) lenses

Max focal length Excellent telephoto lens Help
500 mm
Wide maximum High max f/stop Help
f/32

The Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Sony-alpha vs other Sony Alpha (Full-frame) wildlife lenses

Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$949.00

Cons

The Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Sony-alpha vs other Sony Alpha (Full-frame) lenses

Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
Length Quite long Help
227 mm
Min focal length Poor wide angle lens Help
200 mm
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/5

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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200 mm
below average below average
Max focal length
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500 mm
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Zoom range
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2.5x
Magnification
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1:5 (0.2x)

Aperture

Wide minimum
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f/5
below average below average
Wide maximum
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f/32
above average above average
Tele minimum
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f/6.3
below average below average
Tele maximum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
below average below average
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Sony Alpha (Full-frame)
Length
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227 mm
below average below average
Diameter
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94 mm
Filter size
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86 mm
Weight
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1.2 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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10.3°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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4.1°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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6.9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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2.7°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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12.3°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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above average above average

Angle of view (On Sony Alpha DT APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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6.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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2.7°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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4.5°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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1.8°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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8.1°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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3.3°
above average above average

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