Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 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 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD is also available in Nikon F (FX) 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 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD has a maximum diameter of 94mm and total length of 227mm when not extended .
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD has a filter thread of 86mm.
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD has a focal range of 200-500mm 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 320 - 800mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 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 200-400mm f4L IS USM Ext 1.4x in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 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.
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f5 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 200mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f32 at 500mm .
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 10 groups . Special elements used in this design is 2 LD elements.
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD is available in Black color.
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