Tamron SP 70-300 VC USD vs. Canon 70-300 IS USM?

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Tamron SP 70-300 VC USD vs. Canon 70-300 IS USM?
Oct 21, 2010

Well, the Tamron SP 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di VC USD have officially started shipping, which means that people have started getting their hands on this lens. With the mail-in rebate bringing it to only $400 it seems like an incredible bargain.

So, what's your take on it? I've got a T2i and have been looking for the right zoom lens for a long time, and I'm still torn between the Tamron:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/728341-REG/Tamron_AFA005C700_SP_70_300mm_f_4_5_6_Di.html

and the Canon:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/397663-USA/Canon_0345B002_EF_70_300mm_f_4_5_6_IS.html

They both have image stabilization and and an ultrasonic focusing motor; so what do you think is the better lens and why?

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