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titanva
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Jan 11, 2012 15:54 |  #1

Ive been looking at the 70-300 options that are out there and was seriously considering the Canon 70-300L, but today i started looking at the Tamron 70-300 VC and it seems to be a lens that gets decent reviews. Im just trying o figure out if the Canon is really worth $1,000 more than the Tamron. I know the Tamron is not as good, but is it 1k worse? Thoughts?


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Jan 11, 2012 18:55 |  #2

Just bought the Tamron 70-300 VC - got it last Friday - loving it so far. Been doing comparisons with it against the Canon kit 55-250 and the Tamron wins. Much better build quality. At about $340 after the $50 rebate it can't be beat as a bargain. Better value in my mind than the Canon 70-300 non-L version. Not familar with the L version, but for $1000 more it would have to be very much better.

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Jan 11, 2012 19:36 |  #3

I've never used the Tamron, but I can tell you I got what I paid for upgrading to the 70-300L after using the non-L, and before that the EF 100-300/4.5-5.6 USM. What the L gets you is tack sharp performance at the 300mm end, which is not found on any non-L xx-300 zoom I've ever used.


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Jan 11, 2012 19:38 |  #4

I got mine for $400 after $50 rebate and thought it was a steal. I preferred it to my Canon 70-200L f4 nonIS, and sold the canon. For $340 I would call it a no brainer. The VC works very well and it is a nice, sharp lens.


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Jan 11, 2012 19:59 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #5

I really have to think about this. None of the stores areound me have either lens for me to try so thats slowing me down. I may order the Tamron from amazon and if its a dog i can easily retrn and go with the canon. I had planned on the canon L from the beginning and then saw the huge price difference withbthe Tamron and it made my head spin after reading some reviews. I have been trying to stay away from the off brands after a bad experience with a sigma so im having problems taking the leap:cry: maybe I'll just huy the 400 5.6 and worry about this one later?


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Jan 11, 2012 20:49 |  #6

+1 for the Tamron. Not an L lens but a great value. Use mine above water a bunch.


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Jan 11, 2012 21:51 as a reply to  @ TTuna Eye's post |  #7

I've actually used the Tamron. It makes pictures like these.

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No problems, no complaints. Very good performance in actual use at real events. The lens is even more impressive when the low price is taken into account.



  
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Jan 11, 2012 22:07 |  #8

I sold my 70-200 f4L non-IS to get the Tamron and haven't looked back...the VC is awesome, the USD is really great too, though it's not really all that good for BIF (or maybe I just suck...but I can't get any good BIF shots...could be me, though, I've only tried it once or twice then gave up lol).

Most recent...@ 300mm, 100% crop

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One of my first shots (and for some completely inexplicable reason the most popular photo on my Flickr)... @ 70mm

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Another test shot...I think it may be a 100% crop with no sharpening:

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Jan 12, 2012 06:37 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #9

I think I am going to go ahead and order from Amazon. I've really got nothing to lose, so I should give it a chance at least!.. Worst case, I send it back to them and buy the Canon. Best case I sace a grand :D


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