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Tamron 200-500MM F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF)

200500mm
Review Date: Mar 30, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: sharp, good color redention, light and inexpensive
Cons:
lack of focus limiter, lack of stabilization

Although I have the canon 1d2 and 100-400L IS, I wanted to try some nikon equipment for wildlife also. The main reason was the superior pixel density offered by nikon. So I took the d200 along with this lens mainly for test purposes.
After I acomodated with the lack of IS this lens offered me some very pleasent suprises. It is as sharp wide open as my 100-400 IS (and I have a good copy), but it is lighter, cheaper and longer.
Its a pitty that the lens lacks a focus limiter.
Some stabilization would be welcomed, but for this price the tamron 200-500 is a real bang for buck.