non sense, T3i is pretty capable camera!
one minor flaw regarding this lens:
My Tamron 70-300 VC had serious problem with front focusing, i had to set +10 on WIDE focal range to solve all problems with AF (canon 70D) ! I tested two of these lenses on two different cameras (canon 70d and canon 1Ds Mark II)
and both lenses had the same problem = same solution (MFA)..
I've had two copies of this lens and both were pretty sharp and quick focuses. I'm actually looking at another Tamron lens because of the good luck I've had with this one. Weird that you've had consistent issues though.
And I have the T3, not T3i, slight differences but I'd agree. Even the T3 is pretty capable, especially for it's price range. I'm looking into a 70d-7d or so in the future, in one to two years. I need to do some more research and see what suits me best though.
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