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Jan 02, 2013 20:04 |  #1

Another annoying beginner with same questions im sure
I purchased. A canon rebel t3, im looking for a telephoto lens
The two im considering are 55-250. And the 75-300 what would you all recomend?




  
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Jan 02, 2013 20:09 |  #2

55-250 is the best value by far.
75-300 is a poor lens IMO


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Jan 02, 2013 20:10 |  #3

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Jan 02, 2013 20:11 |  #4

The 55-250 hands down. It is one of the better budget zoom lenses out there.




  
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Jan 02, 2013 20:12 |  #5

OK thanks. Guys there selling the 75-300 at a place called openbox.ca here for like 124.00 plus
TAX.I will save bit more and buy the 55-250....what's the difference between the two? And thanks




  
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Jan 02, 2013 20:14 |  #6

Craign wrote in post #15437065 (external link)
55-250

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Buy used on potn for good deals too. One for sale here for $130 shipped.

https://photography-on-the.net …=1262220&highli​ght=55-250


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Jan 02, 2013 20:14 |  #7

55-250.
Even if the 75-300 was on sale for $50, I wouldn't pick it up. That lens should not even be part of Canon's lens lineup.


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Jan 02, 2013 20:16 |  #8

I've never used the 75-300 but folks trash it consistently. The 55-250 I have used and is a really good bang for the buck, really sharp with enough light.


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Jan 02, 2013 20:17 |  #9

RHChan84 wrote in post #15437090 (external link)
55-250.
Even if the 75-300 was on sale for $50, I wouldn't pick it up. That lens should not even be part of Canon's lens lineup.

OK I. Won't that's. A poor review :eek:




  
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Jan 02, 2013 20:19 |  #10

nccb wrote in post #15437089 (external link)
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Buy used on potn for good deals too. One for sale here for $130 shipped.

https://photography-on-the.net …=1262220&highli​ght=55-250

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Jan 02, 2013 20:35 |  #11

The 75-300 is a good lens to learn with, but is a crappy lens for IQ. Use it manually with the right settings in good natural light and you can come away with some decent images. I shot with that lens for a year until I just upgraded to a Tamron AF 70-300mm f4.0-5.6 sp di vc usd. I would highly recommend the Tamron; it's amazing in IQ for the price! Check out my Flickr below for images I just took at one of our area zoos with the Tamron. If you go through my Flickr prior to December 24th, you will find all of my photos taken with the Canon 75-300 III. Oh and you'll notice I too have the Canon EOS Rebel T3. :D Good luck and happy shooting!!


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Jan 02, 2013 20:46 as a reply to  @ sgribbin's post |  #12

Well why would. The same range lens be dramatically
Better in the tamron Brand?




  
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Jan 02, 2013 21:08 as a reply to  @ nccb's post |  #13

RHChan84 wrote in post #15437090 (external link)
55-250.
Even if the 75-300 was on sale for $50, I wouldn't pick it up. That lens should not even be part of Canon's lens lineup.

I will go ahead and support this, as I had my 75-300 on sale for $65 or something, and not a single hit while most of my other gear sold quickly! Never used a 55-250 so can't help there, just thought this was funny :D


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Jan 02, 2013 21:30 |  #14

Canon EF-S 55-250mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (EFS55250IS).f4-5.6isll ...is that the right lens




  
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Jan 02, 2013 22:18 |  #15

marbles67 wrote in post #15437227 (external link)
Well why would. The same range lens be dramatically
Better in the tamron Brand?

It's all in the construction and the glass. Look at the thread here on the forum for that lens and look at the images. Do your research. Read the reviews on several websites. If you like the zoom range, the Tamron has wonderful IQ for the price. Just look at the difference in the images on my Flickr...the shots with the new lens vs the Canon 75-300 III; the Tamron is an amazing lens. No, it's not L quality, but it's a good lens. You don't get the purple fringing with it like the Canon 75-300; Tamron one is much sharper and the auto focus works fantastic compared to the Canon. But you have to purchase what you feel comfortable purchasing. Like I said, the Canon one was great to learn with for a year; I learned a lot about shooting with manual focus with it since that's how I shot with it for a year since I absolutely hated it's AF.


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