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Tamron 70-300 VC or 70-200 f2.8 non-VC?

 
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Jul 04, 2011 17:46 |  #1

I have 17-50 nonvc and it seems like I do just fine without VC (unlike IS on the kit lens) but I've heard for telephoto range, VC is infinitely more useful hand held.

Considering getting the 70-300mm VC or maybe a f/2.8 fixed aperture but without VC (in the interest of $). But I think the former might be more practical.

Thoughts?


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Jul 04, 2011 17:53 |  #2

70-200 f/4 IS




  
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Jul 04, 2011 18:02 |  #3

That's way out of my price range.

The 70-200mm F4L (non-IS) refurbished from Canon Direct is within my price range though. ... I could probably even budge a 'new copy' but why not?

I'm just weary of non-IS on a telephoto.


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Jul 04, 2011 18:39 |  #4

I have the 70-300 VC USD and I love it...the VC on it is incredible!!! Also, it has 100mm more reach, which is nothing to sneeze at...btw, I sold my 70-200 f4L non-IS to buy it, and haven't regretted it for a second!


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Jul 04, 2011 18:43 |  #5

Love my Tamron 70-300mm VC USD. You really can not go wrong with this lens and for the price, it is kind of a no-brainer!


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Jul 04, 2011 18:43 |  #6

wait, you're talking about 70-200mm f/2.8 in the original post, and f/4 later on...those lenses are quite different.


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Jul 04, 2011 18:46 |  #7

And yeah, you're right...non-IS on a telephoto sucks...


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Jul 04, 2011 18:59 |  #8

evnhvn wrote in post #12704278 (external link)
I have 17-50 nonvc and it seems like I do just fine without VC (unlike IS on the kit lens) but I've heard for telephoto range, VC is infinitely more useful hand held.

Considering getting the 70-300mm VC or maybe a f/2.8 fixed aperture but without VC (in the interest of $). But I think the former might be more practical.

Thoughts?

It really depends on what your going to use it for. Do you need a 2.8 , or will a somewhat slower lens work for you.

But what would concern me more then the lack of VC on the 70-200mm 2.8 , is the lack of USD.


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Jul 04, 2011 19:34 |  #9

70-300 VC all the way! I had brought it along with me on my vacation in Europe and couldn't be happier. The VC definitely helped me get some shots which would have been impossible otherwise.


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Jul 04, 2011 19:37 |  #10

Sold on the 70-300 VC then. That extra range is always good too. Thanks guys :)


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Jul 04, 2011 19:47 |  #11

You will enjoy it!:D


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Jul 04, 2011 21:03 |  #12

evnhvn wrote in post #12704621 (external link)
Sold on the 70-300 VC then. That extra range is always good too. Thanks guys :)

w00t...excellent choice...post pics when you get it :) also...it's a very sharp lens...I tested it back-to-back with some of Canon's white ones, and it's very, very close...


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Jul 04, 2011 23:57 |  #13

Congrats. The 70-300 VC is some great glass. One of the lenses Tamron really knocked out of the park. The 70-200 is an even more increabible piece of glass but if you're shooting outdoors or don't need it to be fast, the 70-300 at $400 (after rebate) is greatness.

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Jul 04, 2011 23:59 |  #14

LowriderS10 wrote in post #12704902 (external link)
w00t...excellent choice...post pics when you get it :) also...it's a very sharp lens...I tested it back-to-back with some of Canon's white ones, and it's very, very close...

And being very very close while costing half or three times less => win :)


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