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Get information and user reviews for this lens from Amazon: Tamron AF 200-500mm f/5.0-6.3 Di LD SP FEC (IF) Lens for Konica Minolta and Sony Digital SLR Cameras

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The Tamron AF SP 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) is a very interesting representative of its (rare) species. The performance figures are generally on a very high level – very good between 200-400mm and still good to very good at 500mm. The level of distortions is exceptionally low throughout the range and vignetting is nothing to worry about on an APS-C DSLR. Add the very good build quality on top combined with the very moderate price tag and you’ve an attractive package here. The only thing that is missing here is an image stabilizer. Handheld photography is often doomed at such extreme focal lengths due to the need for very fast shutter speeds. An extra support such as a monopod or tripod is surely a good idea – otherwise you’ll waste much of the quality potential that this lens can give you. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

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  1. This is an excellent lens at any price. Image quality is excellent from 200mm to 450mm and OK at 500mm. I use it all the time handheld with a SS of 1/500 or greater. AF not the fastest so I manual focus when time is of the essence. I also have the Nikkor 70-200mm VR II and this lens is right up there with regard to image quality, it’s that good.

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