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Old Aug 6, 2010, 3:05 AM   #1
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Hi does anyone have any experience with this lens, or recommend a similar one. Thanks
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Old Aug 6, 2010, 10:33 AM   #2
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Generally speaking, it is a good lens. However, it does make a difference on which camera you are using it. What camera will you be mounting this lens on??

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Hi its on a canon 550/T2i, it just that its on sale and a good price. I know its not got IS but wondered on its performance
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Sony sells the same lens with their name on it. Here's SLRGear's test results:

Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DT SAM SAL-552002 (Tested)

It's a good lens for the price, but where their ranges overlap, the Tamron 70-300 Di LD is better, it does 1:2 macro, and it's also not very expensive. See:

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 AF (Tested)
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Thanks for the info I am looking at that lens as well. My thoughts now are, I am going to Florida in September to see the grandkids so I might just wait and see whats in the labour day sales
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