The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD and the Canon 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 II for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD is the longer of the two lenses at 83mm. The Canon 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 II with a length of 79mm is 4mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD also has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to Canon 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 II's 69mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Canon 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 II weighs 250g, 16% (50g) lighter than the Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD's weight of 300g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD and Canon 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 II has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD is also available in Nikon F (DX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD has a focal range of 55-200mm and 3.6X zoom ratio which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 88-320mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. Canon 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 II has a focal range of 80-200mm and 2.5X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 128 - 320mm.