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Feb 06, 2014 15:23 |  #1
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Feb 06, 2014 17:41 |  #2
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Over-priced in my opinion. The lens is very soft wide open at 300mm. Look at the Tamron 70-300.


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Feb 06, 2014 19:37 |  #3

EOS5DC wrote in post #16669225 (external link)
Over-priced in my opinion. The lens is very soft wide open at 300mm. Look at the Tamron 70-300.

Hmm. In the center, wide open @300, I'm not sure I'd vote for either lens but the Canon seems marginally better than the Tamron in this test:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=4​&APIComp=0 (external link)




  
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Feb 06, 2014 19:43 |  #4
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I have never used the Tamron. I had the Canon, which I used mostly at or near 300mm and f/5.6. The kicker is that I paid full retail brand new for that. I had it a month and sold it for $300. I upgraded to the 100-400L, which is much better, and costs accordingly.


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EF: 28-75, 35 f/2 IS, Σ70-200 OS, 100-400L
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Feb 06, 2014 19:52 |  #5

Good on a FF IMO, where pixel density is lower and 300mm F/5.6 is OK. Otherwise wide-open up to 220mm or F/8 at 300mm comes good.

I owned one for years and sold when I didn't use it much after getting a 400 prime.

If the same price I think I'd choose the Tamron version these days.




  
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Feb 06, 2014 21:06 |  #6

yeah thats why i picked up an old 100-300 5.6L on the cheap...


Bodies: Nikon D800,Canon Rebel GII, Pentax K1000
Lenses: Nikon 20mm 1.8, Nikon 24 2.8 MF, Tamron SP 35mm 1.8, Tamron 90 2.8 Macro, Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR I, Nikon AI-P 500mm F4, Nikon TC-16A, SMC Pentax-A 50/1.7, SMC Pentax-M 100/4 Macro

  
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Feb 07, 2014 07:15 |  #7

For the money that's a nice deal. No, it's not the equal of the other, more-expensive options, but it doesn't cost like them either, and stopped-down it sharpens up acceptably.

For $650 I'd pass but for $300.... (I don't need one, but if you don't have that range covered, well...)


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Feb 11, 2014 10:04 |  #8

Mine arrived yesterday. It was the genuine Canon box and packaging so nothing funny going on here, just a great deal.




  
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Feb 14, 2014 11:54 |  #9

I've had mine for a couple weeks. Came bundled with a 6D. I tried to sell it here and on CL. NO BITES. I might just have to keep it.


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Feb 14, 2014 23:26 |  #10

EOS-Mike wrote in post #16689249 (external link)
I've had mine for a couple weeks. Came bundled with a 6D. I tried to sell it here and on CL. NO BITES. I might just have to keep it.

I would've thought it would work well with the 6D. Reasonably sharp, compact and light weight. Sometimes I regret selling mine, I got $350 for it 2-3yr ago however it cost me $1000 new.




  
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Feb 15, 2014 00:28 |  #11
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I hope that was Aussie dollars. That lens goes for about $650 in the US. I had mine a few weeks (yes, I bought it new) and sold it for the only offer I could get: $300. I was glad to be rid of it. Lesson learned. Buy used. You lose next to nothing if you change your mind.


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Feb 15, 2014 03:01 |  #12

EOS5DC wrote in post #16690537 (external link)
I hope that was Aussie dollars. That lens goes for about $650 in the US. I had mine a few weeks (yes, I bought it new) and sold it for the only offer I could get: $300. I was glad to be rid of it. Lesson learned. Buy used. You lose next to nothing if you change your mind.

It was Aussie dollars, but it was a long time ago too - it wasn't a particularly cheap lens when it came out. However the exchange rate has been all over the place in that period of time, anywhere from 50 US cents over 1 US dollar.

Either way I felt like I let it go for too cheap but I could buy it back for even less now, so I guess it's no big deal.




  
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