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My father's Day gift...Canon 55-250 is or Tamron 70-300 vc?

 
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Jun 08, 2011 22:12 |  #16

Tamrons extra 50mm reach were not at all extra when I was shooting birds and monkeys in the jungles of Costa Rica. Add to than a non-rotating front element, full manual focus, much better build, and there is no comparison. The only drawback is that it is much heavier than the 55-250. I own both, and still prefer the Tamron.




  
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Jun 08, 2011 22:17 |  #17

Oh and another thing about the Tamron. You get a great warranty and a hood!


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Jun 08, 2011 23:49 |  #18

That settles it....the Tamron will be purchased sometime in the next two weeks.


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Jun 09, 2011 01:11 |  #19

personally i can't vouch for the tamron but if what people say is true then it sounds like it'll be worth it. i didn't know about the tamron when i was buying my 55-250. but had i bought the tamron i probably wouldn't have gotten my 70-200 either lol. anyway, good choice and enjoy!


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Jun 09, 2011 01:13 |  #20

K-9 Cop wrote in post #12561724 (external link)
That settles it....the Tamron will be purchased sometime in the next two weeks.

Enjoy and make sure you buy it before the rebate ends!:)


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Jun 09, 2011 08:37 |  #21

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Enjoy and make sure you buy it before the rebate ends!:)

Believe me I will...that's money in the bank. Or toward the 430ex II:grin:


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Jun 10, 2011 13:08 |  #22

Pulled the trigger and ordered the Tamron 70-300 VC from B&H this afternoon. It will be here soon!!!


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Jun 10, 2011 13:27 |  #23

I have both. Was hoping at full zoom the Tamron would be a decent difference in making the subject larger. For me there isn't much difference between 250 and 300mm. If I had tried them side by side at the time I would have not bought the Tamron in that regard. Except for that I'm glad to have it and I think you will like it as well.




  
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Jun 10, 2011 16:29 |  #24

Hope you enjoy it. I was going to recommend you save the cash as there are few discernable differences in IQ unless you use polarizers.


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Jun 10, 2011 20:19 |  #25

Thanks for all the feedback. Ultimately, the great reviews, lens hood, extra 50mm, better build and 6 year warranty convinced me to by the Tamron 70-300.


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Jun 10, 2011 21:25 |  #26

You get a lens, I'm lucky if I get a card.




  
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Jun 11, 2011 00:14 |  #27

rick_reno wrote in post #12573034 (external link)
You get a lens, I'm lucky if I get a card.

I have had my 20D for a long time and have been waiting for a lens and flash just as long. I always tell myself, "when we have extra money". "Extra" money will never be there. Especially with two kids and one salary. I worked a ton of overtime in the last few weeks to justfy this.

The best part is, I will be able to use it for many, many, many family photos we can cherish forever.

Happy early Father's day to you Rick...and all of the Dads on this forum.


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Jun 11, 2011 05:20 |  #28

botw wrote in post #12571790 (external link)
I was going to recommend you save the cash as there are few discernable differences in IQ unless you use polarizers.

yes, and there are few reasons to use a polarizer on a telephoto




  
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Jun 11, 2011 07:45 |  #29

K-9 Cop wrote in post #12559271 (external link)
Thaks guys...The Tammy is in the lead so far. Additional feedback is appreciated.

I just get in the mail my subscription photo magazine yesterday.
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Jun 11, 2011 07:54 |  #30

Whip7605 wrote in post #12558832 (external link)
I just got my Tammy in the mail yesterday. I was going between the Tamron and the 1500 dollar Cannon 70-200 F4 L IS. So I expected to be somewhat let down, as I didn't expect the Tamron would compare to the L glass. All I have to say is...WOW! This lens is not only incredible for the price, but its just plain incredible! I took some pics of my dog across the yard at 250-300mm, to test it out. I couldn't believe how sharp they were when I loaded them on my computer and zoomed in. You could see every hair on his body, yet the background had a very attractive blur or bokeh to it. Color was also incredible! In short...go with the tamron!

I'll say go if 70-200 F4 on-IS is still expensive and you need 300mm instead of 200mm at the long end.
Tamron is very nice lens, but not the L lens by IQ.


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