In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best Tamron lenses for Nikon d5200 cameras currently available on the market right now.
We have seen a number of requests for advice from Nikon d5200 users over the last few months on what Tamron lens they could use with their camera. We have decided to research the lenses currently available on the market and publish this article to help as many of our readers in this situation as possible.
We have tried to find a good balance between usability, functionality, and cost to try and offer our readers the best deal possible. We have also decided to cover lenses from a range of different types such as wide angle and telephoto. Use the interactive table of contents below to quickly and easily go to the lens type that you are interested in.
- The Best Tamron Macro Lens For Your Nikon d5200!
- The Best Tamron Wide Angle Lens For Your Nikon d5200!
- The Best Tamron Telephoto Lens For Your Nikon d5200!
- The Best Tamron Superzoom Lens For Your Nikon d5200!
We would like to quickly point out that we have chosen lenses that we feel will fit the budgets of the majority of our readers while also offering them the best overall mix of functionality, performance, build quality, and price. You can click here if you would like to see a full list of compatible lenses that will fit your Nikon D5200.
The Best Tamron Macro Lens For Nikon D5200 Cameras
The Tamron AF 90mm has undergone a number of upgrades since its previous versions to improve both its performance and image quality. For example, the lens is now both moisture and dust resistant where previously it was resistant to moisture. This added protection to the lens massively opens up the number of locations that you can safely use it in for your macro photograph without it having problems.
The lens still offers you an excellent share and clear image quality that really is great value at this price point. In fact, unlike many modern macro lenses, even at higher price points, the Tamron AF 90mm is a true 1:1 lens that also offers you excellent portrait photography performance. Because of this, investing in the Tamron AF 90mm for your Nikon d5200 can help to reduce the number of lenses that you need to carry in your photograph kit bag when going out on location.
The technology of the lens has also been massively updated when compared to the previous versions of the lens released. It now also offers XY stabilization as well as comes with high power USD manual motors as standard.
This helps to prove a very snappy autofocus that has little to no hunting during use at all. This can help you quickly swap between micro photography targets while being able to quickly get in focus and capture the photograph without needing to waste time and effort manually focusing the lens.
Speaking of focus, the Tamron AF 90mm has a minimum focal length of 30cm but unlike some competing macro lenses for your Nikon d5300 at this price point, it has zero image distortion when at close focal ranges.
The lens also offers a full manual focus override that is easy to reach and activate in a pinch when taking your photographs. In our experience and from our research, there is little to no need to do this is the majority of cases though due to how effective the autofocus on the lens is.
The above image is a good example of the type of macro based photography images you will be able to capture with your Nikon d5200 when using the Tamron AF 90mm lens. You can see how sharp, clear, and bright the image is. For the price point of the lens, we feel that it is a total steal.
Any of regular readers will be well aware of the fact we are massive dog lovers so we decided to share a doggy portrait taken with the Tamron AF 90mm to show the type of quality you are able to get with the lens.
Although it is not strictly a portrait lens, I think you will agree that it offers some high-quality images that can help to reduce the initial photography kit cost of any beginner or entry level photographers out there by being able to offer some portrait functionality.
The Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 takes a 55mm lens filter and we would highly recommend that you check out the Gobe range of 55mm filters (Click here to check for product prices and availability) as we feel they offer the perfect mix of cost vs performance.
The Best Tamron Wide Angle Lens For Nikon D5200 Cameras
The Tamron 10-24mm is another updated version of one of Tamron’s older lenses and we are pleased to confirm they have managed to smash it out of the park again with the new 10-24mm. Everything from the optics to the motor, to the build materials, have been updated and improved helping to give you a better overall experience when using the lens.
Another update to this version of the lens is its modern autofocus system that is extremely efficient making it an ideal run and gun lens if you need a snappy autofocus system. One thing that we would like to point out about this lens is that if you are using the mic on your camera when recording video, you may hear the autofocus motors activating.
Another improvement is the built-in image stabilization on the Tamron 10-24mm. Gone are the days when the system was gittery and annoying. The new Tamron image stabilization is smooth and very effective offering you excellent image quality.
The lens is made from various high-quality plastics and metals to help keep the build quality as high as possible while keeping the lens weight down. Although the lens is a little on the bulky side compared to some competing lenses, it is not heavy and offers excellent functionality.
The Tamron 10-24mm comes with a metal lens mount with secure threads to help prevent both cross threading and ensure a secure fit to your camera. We are happy to see more and more modern lenses switching over to this metal thread based system as we feel it helps to extend the possible lifespans of your cameras due to cross threading rarely happening now. The lens also has a very efficient weather sealing gasket to help protect your lens from the elements while out on location.
The Tamron 10-24mm is designed to work with APS C sensors although there are some adaptors out there that can increase the types of cameras it will work with to potentially increase its functionality with other cameras that you have.
The image above gives an excellent example of what you are able to get with the 10-24mm zoom range on the lens. It is excellent for landscape photography and can help you capture some excellent vistas.
When prepping your photographs you are able to use the very smooth and even rubber zoom ring or the smooth and resistant plastic focus ring to tweak your image before tapping that capture button. Both of the rings are easy to reach from your camera body while also requiring minimal effort to rotate. The f/3.5-4.5 range is also pretty handy for the majority of the uses of the lens offering some quick and easy background separation for your photographs too.
The Tamron Auto Focus 10-24mm takes a 77mm lens filter and again, as always, we would recommend that our readers check out the Gobe 77mm filter range (Click here to check for product prices and availability) to get high-quality filters at the lowest possible prices.
The Best Tamron Superzoom Lens For Nikon D5200 Cameras
Upon its release onto the market, the Tamron 18-270mm had the widest zoom range available back then that is still very impressive by the more modern lenses of today. As you would expect for its extreme zoom range, this lens is large, especially when at its zoom range while also being pretty heavy.
The image stabilization on the lens are excellent and work well at all levels of its zoom range. This can help improve the quality of your stills due to the lens being relatively slow as are the vast majority of superzooms as it does not let in much light.
The manual zoom and focus rings on the lens are both very easy to reach and use to tweak the performance of your lens during use. Additionally, they have enough resistance and a long enough turning range to make it easy for your to be very precise in your range tweaks without over adjusting and wasting time.
Due to the Tamron 18-270mm being older, it has also fallen in price meaning you can pick it up at very low prices and get a bargain. Additionally, if you are on a tight budget and don’t mind using a second-hand lens then you can save even more money by picking up a second hand Tamron 18-270mm (Click here to check for product prices and availability).
If you are wanting to further customize the performance of the Tamron 18-270mm then you are able to invest in a 62mm lens filter. Again, the Gobe 62mm lens filter range (Click here to check for product prices and availability) should have something available to meet your needs while also helping offer you excellent performance at budget level prices.
Wrapping It Up
That concludes our article on the best Tamaron lenses that you are able to use with your Nikon d5200 camera. As we mentioned at the start of the article, we have tried to choose lenses that we feel cover the main photography niches that our readers may be involved in to try cover the types of products they may need.
Each of the lenses that we covered had a good reputation within its photography niche and is able to at least hold its own, if not beat the majority of the competition out there. While there may be some lenses on the market that are better suited for the Nikon d5200 for a specific niche, you have to ask yourself if you feel paying twice, or three times as much for a lens that offers you ten to twenty percent better performance is actually worth it or not.
Due to this, we tried to select highly effective, cost-efficient lenses that will offer our readers tons of functionality for their photography sessions with their d5200s.
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