Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD is compatible with cameras that have 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.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD has a maximum diameter of 72mm and total length of 83mm when not extended .
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD has a filter thread of 52mm.
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD has a focal range of 55-200mm and 3.6X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 88-320mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM and Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM. in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.29x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.95m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.29x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 55mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 200mm .
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 9 groups .
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD is available in Black color.
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