Tamron 70-300 vc vs Canon 70-300 is (non-L)

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vickylou
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Tamron 70-300 vc vs Canon 70-300 is (non-L)
Jun 30, 2012

I am really interested in this lens. Has anyone compared it to the Canon version? How does the AF speed and accuracy compare. Does it hunt a lot in low light? I have read the tamron is sharper at 300 accross the frame, but in real life image usually printed less than10-8 inches will i notice much difference? How about smoothness of bokeh? Of cause I would love as faster lens but they ate way out of my price range. The tamron 5 year warranty is also great. I have sent my 60mm macro lens in to intro 2020 and their customer service was great.

I would mainly use this lens for wildlife, 'action' shots of my speedy 3 year old, husband playing football or similar. Has anyone used it for longer portraits obviously it is not a fast lens, and i would not expect prime iq, but how does it fair?

Thanks for your help.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Canon EOS 60D Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD IF Macro
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