Tamron 55BB Reviews
Product Type: Tamron camera lenses
Description:Model ID 55BB / Tamron - Telephoto lens - 500 mm - f/8.0 - Tamron Adaptall II / Tamron offers a "Catadioptric" type telephoto lens with two silver evaporation coated reflective mirrors. The silver evaporation coating on the rear lens surface compensates for spherical ... more
Tamron 55BB ... aberrations on reflective surface giving high-quality images throughout the focusing range. Tele-macro is also available with a short minimum focusing distance of 1.7m (67") and a maximum magnification ratio of 1: 3.
Newest Review: ... super easy to operate (despite the fat grip). You just don't get this nowadays... 55BB comes with a screw on hood while the ... more
Customer Tamron 55BB Reviews (1)
by - written on 21/11/10 (Useful, 150 readings)
If you been interested in long tele photography (wildlife, sports, just shooting the moon), you've undoubtedly notice that long tele lenses cost a lot of money. Catadioptric lenses are a cheaper way to get long telephoto lenses. The cost is mainly the aperture. These lenses have fixed apertures are are usually slow (F8). The Tamron 500mm 55B (and 55BB) are some of the better examples of catadioptric 500mm lenses. You will find many 500mm F8 lenses nowadays on ebay (Centon, Phoenix and the lot). These are usually not very interesting. On to the lens itself... The lens is full metal built, like nearly all old manual lens. So, its ... Read the complete review