Tamron 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD Macro (Nikon AF) - Instore - £37.16 @ Jessops
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Tamron 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD Macro (Nikon AF) - Instore - £37.16 @ Jessops

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Found 20th Dec 2008Made hot 21st Dec 2008
Not a bad price for a quality lens, received some decent reviews.

Use voucher code quidcofive for this price. Plus dont forget Quidco cashback (3% I think)

Product Detail
This is a telephoto zoom for exclusive use on digital SLR cameras that covers the focal length range equivalent to 85-310mm when converted to a 35mm format. The lens will allow owners of digital SLRs fitted with standard zoom lenses to enjoy with ease the professional-looking "pulling" and "compression" effects particular to telephoto lenses.

* Focal Length: 55-200mm
* Maximum Aperture: f/4-5.6
* Angle of View: 28°28' - 7°59' (APS-C size equivalent)
* Lens Construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
* Minimum Focus Distance: 0.95m (Over the entire zoom range)
* Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:3.5 (at f="200mm", MFD 0.95m)
* Filter Diameter: 52mm
* Overall Length 83.0mm
* Maximum Diameter: 71.6mm
* Weight: 300 grams
* Diaphragm Blades: Nine Blades
* Minimum Aperture: f/32
* Standard Accessory: Lens Hood

61 Comments

What a fantastic price for Nikon owners, shame they havent got this for the A Series Sonys....voted hot!

Original Poster

What a fantastic price for Nikon owners, shame they havent got this for … What a fantastic price for Nikon owners, shame they havent got this for the A Series Sonys....voted hot!

I know. I was looking for a Canon fit lens but came across this and thought it was to good of a deal not to share with are Nikon friends.

craig.walton2;3819787

I know. I was looking for a Canon fit lens but came across this and … I know. I was looking for a Canon fit lens but came across this and thought it was to good of a deal not to share with are Nikon friends.



Absolutely, I went for the Sony A200 (Minolta A Fit) in favour of the Nikon D40 as a budget DSLR, thats a crazy price for Nikon owners, great post and a steal for Nikon owners.....

Great post!
Going to get one if I can find the cash!

weirdwilli;3819875

Great post!Going to get one if I can find the cash!



Worth it if you can, you just dont get lenses this cheap brand new....

Its a cracking lens too, used it with my D80 for a long time. Worth every pence and a bit more in my opinion.

HOT!

cicobuff;3819821

Absolutely, I went for the Sony A200 (Minolta A Fit) in favour of the … Absolutely, I went for the Sony A200 (Minolta A Fit) in favour of the Nikon D40 as a budget DSLR, thats a crazy price for Nikon owners, great post and a steal for Nikon owners.....



I don't think this lens can be used with the D40/D40x. Am I right?

pet2000;3820112

I don't think this lens can be used with the D40/D40x. Am I right?


Correct. Well, unless you want to manually focus it

B*****ks. I paid nearly double this for my D50 a few weeks ago! Oh well... sods law I guess.
Excellent deal... and the lens is very good for the price I paid let alone this! Great find. :thumbsup:

the_fbi;3820134

Correct. Well, unless you want to manually focus it



Which is the reason I bought the A200 instead of the D40..and yet even though that has the AF motor within the camera itself I cannot find lenses this cheap!

Whilst looking for a review on this I found it for £29.00 @ [url]www.bristolcameras.co.uk[/url]

Don't know about there delivery price though.

cicobuff;3820472

Which is the reason I bought the A200 instead of the D40..and yet even … Which is the reason I bought the A200 instead of the D40..and yet even though that has the AF motor within the camera itself I cannot find lenses this cheap!



there are plenty of second hand minolta lenses that will fit your a200 in this price range.

softpurple;3820702

there are plenty of second hand minolta lenses that will fit your a200 in … there are plenty of second hand minolta lenses that will fit your a200 in this price range.



I know thanks for that advice though :), I am waiting until the new year though, will get to use my camera probably over the xmas holiday period, and with cash all but spent at the moment, I can see it being march before I free up any extra cash to buy any additional lenses! Wouldnt mind getting a telephoto, a decent wide angle for landscape shots, and a nice fixed 50mm lens. Until then will have to make do with the cheapish 18-70mm that comes with the camera, its functional for learning though.

Blue172;3820645

Whilst looking for a review on this I found it for £29.00 @ … Whilst looking for a review on this I found it for £29.00 @ [url]www.bristolcameras.co.uk[/url] Don't know about there delivery price though.



It looks like £2.50 for under £29.99...

Will this fit a D60

yes, but no auto focus

cheers, might get this for the mrs' d70 :thumbsup:

if only it was a canon fit

Blue172;3820645

Whilst looking for a review on this I found it for £29.00 @ … Whilst looking for a review on this I found it for £29.00 @ [url]www.bristolcameras.co.uk[/url] Don't know about there delivery price though.



As delivery is £2.50 the Jessops deal is voted cold but I would vote hot for Bristol Cameras deal.

would the lack of autofocus with D40 make this deal poor? i mean for under 40£ it is still a decent piece of kit. you still can use it with manual focus.
shall I go buy it?

too late. i have bought the lens from bristolcameras. 31.50£ incl delivery.

Seems like a good price for an OK lens, however it isn't a true MACRO lens. It will focus close and will make the object bigger but if you want a true macro then you'll be disappointed. See ]http//ww…25/ Would make an excellent backup lens IMHO. ;-)

balltheheed;3824439

Seems like a good price for an OK lens, however it isn't a true MACRO … Seems like a good price for an OK lens, however it isn't a true MACRO lens. It will focus close and will make the object bigger but if you want a true macro then you'll be disappointed. See ]http://www.sigmauser.eu/content/view/84/25/ Would make an excellent backup lens IMHO. ;-)



i thought we were talking about telephoto not macro. :?

MajorCockUp;3824395

would the lack of autofocus with D40 make this deal poor? i mean for … would the lack of autofocus with D40 make this deal poor? i mean for under 40£ it is still a decent piece of kit. you still can use it with manual focus.shall I go buy it?too late. i have bought the lens from bristolcameras. 31.50£ incl delivery.



It wouldn't make it a poor deal but you have to decide if you're going to use manual focus for all your photos. I would only use it once in a while for specific effects so for me it would be useless as I would just use an auto lens in manual mode.

MajorCockUp;3824457

i thought we were talking about telephoto not macro. :?



It has MACRO in the title and I have researched and used macro lenses for a while so thought i'd put my 2p worth in.

it doesnt look like macro.
anyway i hope i wont be dissapointed with it. for my first DSLR the D40 is rather dissapointing. with only 3 autofocus sensors it is hard to take a snap in conditions where the sky makes 2/3 of the composition. also the lack of antishake means only 5% of night photos can be kept (im not found of tripods). and now the built in autofocus...

I've got a D50 so I take it the auto focus will work on this?? Sorry I sound thick, I use the D50 as a point a click camera with good results, picture quality is top notch

I've got a Nikon D50. Could I use this lens & just manually focus? Any other downsides?

MajorCockUp;3824517

it doesnt look like macro. anyway i hope i wont be dissapointed with it. … it doesnt look like macro. anyway i hope i wont be dissapointed with it. for my first DSLR the D40 is rather dissapointing. with only 3 autofocus sensors it is hard to take a snap in conditions where the sky makes 2/3 of the composition. also the lack of antishake means only 5% of night photos can be kept (im not found of tripods). and now the built in autofocus...



Yeah that's the point. If people were looking for a specific macro lens and saw this deal they might have bought it and regretted it. Just trying t save someone some hassle.

You'll struggle to get decent night shots without a tripod, even with an expensive VR (antishake) lens. The only way is to put the ISO up higher but then you still need a steady hand! I bought the D50 as my entry level camera and would take all Nikon (and Nikon fit) lenses...it lasted ages before I dropped it...I LOVED that camera! :cry:

palsapal;3824570

I've got a Nikon D50. Could I use this lens & just manually focus? Any … I've got a Nikon D50. Could I use this lens & just manually focus? Any other downsides?



Autofocus will work on a D50 ;-)

50p;3824563

I've got a D50 so I take it the auto focus will work on this?? Sorry I … I've got a D50 so I take it the auto focus will work on this?? Sorry I sound thick, I use the D50 as a point a click camera with good results, picture quality is top notch



Yep autofocus will work. ;-)

balltheheed;3824596

Yep autofocus will work. ;-)


:thumbsup: Cheers Bud. Rep left

50p;3824635

:thumbsup: Cheers Bud. Rep left



No probs mate. Cheers. :thumbsup:

why does it fit D50 not D40???

I voted hot on this one but have now ordered from Bristol Cameras for only £31.50 delivered .... this has to be the hotdeal and not Jessops... :thumbsup:

Aye, but the bristol one doesn't have auto focus, or am I being even more thick??

50p;3824741

Aye, but the bristol one doesn't have auto focus, or am I being even more … Aye, but the bristol one doesn't have auto focus, or am I being even more thick??



Both lenses are identical just different shops.

ext;3824700

why does it fit D50 not D40???



The D40 camera is missing the auto focus element that other cameras (D50/D80 etc) have built in. Therefore if the lens doesn't have it and the camera doesn't have it then you can't have autoocus. ;-)

[edit] The D50 has autofocus built in and therefore it can use this lens with autofocus.

softpurple;3824763

Both lenses are identical just different shops.



Yes indeed. :thumbsup:

Thanks again both, just wanted to make sure. Thanks all again.

There is a good review of this lens at photo.net/equ…Di/

As stated above, they say it isn't a proper macro lens but has pretty decent close focal properties.
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