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tonyq
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Apr 24, 2013 06:45 |  #1

Please help me decide. I have a canon 600d camera, and are looking to getting a budget zoom lens. In the Feb issue of PhotoPlus which I have,
Tamron sp af 70-300 f/4-f5.6 di vc usd came best on test, Canon ef-s 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS 11 came best value. The tamron being about £90 dearer.Which one to go for?




  
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Apr 24, 2013 06:58 |  #2

I have the Canon 55-250 and a Sigma 18-250
I cant vouch for the Tamron but 250 on the Canon is definately longer than 250 on the Sigma
The image quality of the Canon is better than the Sigma over the overlapping range - the Canon does not come with a hood so you will need to factor in adding one, I bought the Canon orig but its very expensive compared to third party versions available

the Canon is very light!


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Apr 24, 2013 07:17 |  #3

Never tried the Tamron, but the Canon is a terrific lens for the price. I kept mine even after buying a 70-200 f4 IS. I still use it on vacations and for hiking, when I don't want to carry the heavier/more expensive lens. It never lets me down. Great value for money.


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Apr 24, 2013 09:03 |  #4

I would definitely say the Canon 55-250 on a budget. Very sharp lens for the price and has IS as well. Definitely worth the price!


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Apr 24, 2013 09:13 |  #5

I use and love the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD, fast AF and super image stabilization !


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Apr 24, 2013 09:25 |  #6

I have used both and the Tamron is definitely the better lens. That being said, the Canon lens is a great value for what it costs and they can be had used for even less.




  
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Apr 24, 2013 10:50 |  #7

The Canon 55-250 is a good sharp lens for stationary photo, little slow for BIF.


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Apr 25, 2013 03:09 |  #8

Thank you all for your replies. I found it a hard decision, but have ended up going for the
Tamron SP AF 70-300 f/4-f5.6 DI VC USD. Thanks again.




  
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Apr 25, 2013 07:44 |  #9

tonyq wrote in post #15865046 (external link)
Thank you all for your replies. I found it a hard decision, but have ended up going for the
Tamron SP AF 70-300 f/4-f5.6 DI VC USD. Thanks again.

I'm sure you will be very happy with your choice :lol:


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Canon 7D 50D 40D(X-2) -Gripped, 600D T3I -Gripped, Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC, Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD, Tamron 90mm Macro, YN565EX Flash,YN-622C trigs

  
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