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 F(DX) Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Nikon F (DX) Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy the Tamron AF 55-200mm F4-5.6 Di II LD Macro Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron AF 55-200mm F4-5.6 Di II LD Macro lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon F (DX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (DX) lenses are Nikon D3500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600.
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD is also available in Canon EF and Sony Alpha mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider 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. It weighs 300g / 10.6 oz.
Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD has a filter thread of 52mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD:
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 82.5-300mm 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 Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR and Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G VR. in Nikon F (DX) mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD With Optical Image Stabilization
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.
Below are the 3 Telephoto Zoom type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
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.
Popular Comparisons of Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Tamron AF 55-200mm f4-5.6 II LD amongst Camera Decision readers.
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