0.24L wrote in post #13718135
May I know how does it compare to the tamron 70-300 vc usd? I know that it is a $400 lens but I need to know the reason of paying extra $1k other than weather proofing.
I do need to shoot in low ligting at sometimes Eg concerts.. so IS or VC is important to me, i do pixel creep a bit.. cheers..
apreciate someone can advise me..
I had the Tamron 70-300 VC (as well as the Canon 55-250) before I finally switched to the 70-300L.
The Tamron is a very good lens for the price and it definitely beats the 70-300L is terms of price/performance. But somehow, I wasn't very happy with it. At times, I had a lower-than-usual keeper rate with this lens, especially with moving subjects and in bad lighting, but sometimes even in bright daylight. Sometimes it looked like the lens had misfocused just slightly, ruining the fine detail. I found this pretty frustrating. Microadjustment didn't help either since it was no fixed front- or backfocus.
The 70-300L, so far, was quite the opposite: Even in the miserable lighting conditions described above, it focused perfectly.
BUT none of these two lenses will be good for concerts (unless you're shooting open air festivals at daylight). IS and VC don't help when you need to freeze motion. You need faster lenses for that.
I suggest looking at some prime lenses instead (or the expensive f/2.8 zooms).