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TAMRON AF08C700 SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS Black

  • Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/5-32
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 8.2' (2.5m)
  • Low Dispersion Glass
  • Detachable Filter Effect Control
  • Detachable Rotating Tripod Mount
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Learn more about the Tamron AF08C700

Model

Brand
TAMRON
Model
AF08C700
Type
Telephoto Zoom Lens

Spec

Color
Black
Diameter
86mm
Compatibility
Canon EOS
Focus Type
Auto Focus
Focal Length
200 - 500 mm
Aperture
Maximum: f/5 - 6.3 Minimum: f/32
Format
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor, Canon APS-C
Camera Mount
Canon EF
Angle of View
12 - 5 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance
8.20ft
Magnification
0.2x
Lens Construction
13 elements in 10 groups
Dimensions
3.68" x 8.90" (Diameter x Length)
Weight
2.72lbs
Specifications
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:5

Diaphragm Blades: 9

Features

Autofocus
Yes
Features
LD Glass: Two LD glass elements reduce various aberrations while minimizing the fall-off of light at the corners

Internal Focus: The lens neither extends nor contracts physically when focusing; all moving elements are contained within the lens barrel

Di Design: Digitally Integrated design lenses are designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras

Tripod Collar: The tripod mount, detachable in one touch, is made of magnesium alloy that reconcile light-weight and high rigidity, resulting in enhanced balance and ease of use in hand-held shooting

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  • Mr. J.
  • 12/6/2010 8:07:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good lens

Pros: Lots of reach
Spinning filter ring and hood
Really sharp from 200-380mm

Cons: Kind of slow
Focus is not great
Not all that great above 380mm, but still plenty usable

Other Thoughts: I borrowed this lens from my father-in-law for over a year. He says he's used it for bird in flight photography, but with the auto focus on this lens, I don't see how you could do that. It worked great for egrets and other stationary birds.
This lens is plenty sharp up to about 380mm and I was very pleased. Above that gets a bit soft, even with the proper shutter speed.
The colors are nothing remarkable compared to the supertele primes, but that's to be expected.
The coolest thing about this lens is that it comes with a rotating ring on the front so that you can keep your polarizer set as the front of the lens rotates (which it does when it focuses). It's a mighty big filter to put on this thing, though.

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  • Mr. J.
  • 12/6/2010 8:07:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good lens

Pros: Lots of reach
Spinning filter ring and hood
Really sharp from 200-380mm

Cons: Kind of slow
Focus is not great
Not all that great above 380mm, but still plenty usable

Other Thoughts: I borrowed this lens from my father-in-law for over a year. He says he's used it for bird in flight photography, but with the auto focus on this lens, I don't see how you could do that. It worked great for egrets and other stationary birds.
This lens is plenty sharp up to about 380mm and I was very pleased. Above that gets a bit soft, even with the proper shutter speed.
The colors are nothing remarkable compared to the supertele primes, but that's to be expected.
The coolest thing about this lens is that it comes with a rotating ring on the front so that you can keep your polarizer set as the front of the lens rotates (which it does when it focuses). It's a mighty big filter to put on this thing, though.

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