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Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3 SP Di LD for Nikon

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A very interesting supertelephoto zoom with a marvelous range. It does not have Vibration Reduction and its widest aperture is f/5 so a tripod is recommended when the lighting is less than good, and it’s not fast enough to stop action for sports shooting. However, the Tamron is reasonably lightweight (quite a bit lighter than the Nikon 80-400), quite sharp throughout its zoom range, and can focus as closely as 2.5 meters which can be quite interesting at the 500mm length.

Please note: This lens does not have a built-in autofocus motor. Therefore, it is not fully compatible with Nikon DSLRs such as the Nikon D40, D60, D3100, D5100, etc.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Everyone forgets about this telephoto zoom, but it should be considered by all of you who are backpacking and hiking. It’s a nice sharp lens that is much lighter in weight than anything else available. You’ll need either very good light or a tripod to get sharp 500mm photos at f/6.3, but given that, it produces great images.

Filter Size
86mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f5-22
Length
8.9”
Diameter
3.7”
Weight
2.7 lb (with tripod collar)
Hood
DA08
Minimum Focusing Distance
8 feet
Maximum Magnification
.2x
Angle of view: (full frame)
12 to 5 degrees
Zoom method
Barrel extend
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
AF-M switch, USM motor, nonrotating front element,
Aperture Blades
9, round
Max Aperture@focal length
f/5@200-280mm;f/5.6@280-420mm; f6.3>420mm
Groups/Elements
10/13
Low Dispersion Elements
2
Aspherical Elements
0
Weather Resistant
No
Flare resistance
None
System
Nikon F
Compatibility
DX
Autofocus
Yes

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Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $11.00 $45.00 $56.00 $18.67
4 days $11.00 $48.00 $59.00 $14.75
7 days $15.00 $64.00 $79.00 $11.29
10 days $20.00 $86.00 $106.00 $10.60
14 days $26.00 $112.00 $138.00 $9.86
21 days $35.00 $150.00 $185.00 $8.81
30 days $44.00 $189.00 $233.00 $7.77
45 days $58.00 $246.00 $304.00 $6.76
60 days $68.00 $288.00 $356.00 $5.93
90 days $87.00 $371.00 $458.00 $5.09
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $7.00 $45.00 $52.00 $17.33
4 days $8.00 $48.00 $56.00 $14.00
7 days $10.00 $64.00 $74.00 $10.57
10 days $14.00 $86.00 $100.00 $10.00
14 days $18.00 $112.00 $130.00 $9.29
21 days $24.00 $150.00 $174.00 $8.29
30 days $30.00 $189.00 $219.00 $7.30
45 days $39.00 $246.00 $285.00 $6.33
60 days $45.00 $288.00 $333.00 $5.55
90 days $58.00 $371.00 $429.00 $4.77
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $45.00 $15.00
4 days $48.00 $12.00
7 days $64.00 $9.14
10 days $86.00 $8.60
14 days $112.00 $8.00
21 days $150.00 $7.14
30 days $189.00 $6.30
45 days $246.00 $5.47
60 days $288.00 $4.80
90 days $371.00 $4.12

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