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

Started Oct 21, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Re: Tamron SP 70-300 VC USD vs. Canon 70-300 IS USM
In reply to doogly, Oct 21, 2010

general opinion is the tamron is better. better IS, better sharpness. but i don't see any real written comparison of those 2 yet.

doogly wrote:

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:


and the Canon:


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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