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Tamron AF200-400mm F/5.6 LD (IF) 35mm Zoom

3.77 star rating
                      3.77 / 5 (26 Reviews)
MSRP : $539.00
Focal Length : 200mm - 400mm | Max. Aperture : f/5.6  | Focus : Autofocus  

  • Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Lens Max Aperturef/5.6
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Product ID24955627

Product Description

Take beautiful shots of wildlife and get in all the action of sports with this lens that utilizes the highest level of design technology which allows it to be just 178mm (7.0"") in total length yet maintain a constant F/5.6 aperture. When focusing, the lens length doesn't change and the front element stays stationary due to an Internal Focusing mechanism which minimizes corner vignetting and distortion, for sharp images from corner to corner.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2014

Strengths:    Ease of operation

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
I have a Tamron AF200-400mm F/5.6 LD (IF) 35mm Zoom on my 35mm camera. I would like to switch to a digital camera and would like to continue using the Len. Is there a camera with witch it would attach and operate?

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darren Brown a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2010

Strengths:    Ultra sharp at F8. Built like a tank! Simplistic and yet a beautiful lens.

Weaknesses:    Not ultra sharp at F5.6

Bottom Line:   
I honestly love my Tamron AF 200-400mm LD (IF). I purchased a very clean/mint copy. My daily-carry lens leaves off at 200mm, so this picks up at that mark and that's perfect for me.
F5.6 across the board is awesome. Thought it's not spot-on sharp at F5.6. At F8 it's sharp, very sharp.
I have some examples on my flickr site.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $330.00

Purchased At:   Adorama

Similar Products Used:   Nikon 70-300
Tamron 70-300

Type of photography:   Sports

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by donanto a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2007

Strengths:    inexpensive, light enough, great colors

Weaknesses:    not work for indoor and night photos

Bottom Line:   
very nice bokeh for inexpensive lens. works great for outdoor photos in daylight till almost dawn. I often pairs this tube with my Nikon d50 for covering outdoor events. Push-pull like Nikkor type indeed giving me advantages to capture the object expressions. superb colors for people photos

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $180.00

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ccraft a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2005

Strengths:    Inexpensive, great for wildlife

Weaknesses:    needs to be sunny, not as good hand-held

Bottom Line:   
I'm really enjoying this lens. The f stop prevents me from really using it too much in dark sitations, but it's a great sunny day lens. I find you need to make sure the apature is at around f8 to ensure sharp enough details in your shot. Also, it's quite heavy and should be used with a tripod. I've taken a few hand-held shots with it and had okay results though.

You can see samples of shots taken with this lens at the following address:


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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Sigma 70-300mm Nikkor 80-200mm

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by danwhite a Expert from Missoula, MT, USA

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

Strengths:    Color
Nice range 200-400

Weaknesses:    Images a little soft, not crisp.

Bottom Line:   
This is the longest lens I have bought. Expected much more from it than it was able to produce. I mainly used Provia slide film. Was able to get good color, but on the ducks and geese in water I shot, could not get the crisp images I was looking for at 400mm. 200mm was better. I decided to sell and am now looking for possibly a Sigma 135-400mm. Would like to go with the Canon L series but $$. I use a Canon Elan 7 body.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Tamron 70-300mm

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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