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

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This is a very interesting supertelephoto zoom with a marvelous range. It is well regarded for its sharpness, and with built-in image stabilization on Sony bodies, even better. The Tamron is very lightweight for a lens of this focal length, quite sharp throughout its zoom range, and can focus as closely as 2.5 meters which can be very interesting at the 500mm length.

Roger Cicala

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Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Everyone forgets about this telephoto zoom, but it should be considered for 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 good light or a tripod to get sharp 500mm photos at f/6.3, but given that it produces great images – and, with Sony’s in-camera image stabilization, it’s a much more useful lens for Alpha shooters than it is in other mounts. Is the Sony 70-400mm better? Yes, it is, but it’s a lot bigger, much more expensive, and not quite as long.

Filter Size
86mm (nonrotating front element)
2.7 lb (with tripod collar)
Minimum Focusing Distance
8 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
12 to 5 degrees
Zoom method
Barrel extend
Image Stabilization
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
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Sony Alpha

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price 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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