Canon T3i vs Sony A57

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
photonius
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Re: Canon T3i vs Sony A57
In reply to davidgp, Nov 18, 2012

davidgp wrote:

photonius wrote:

recommended lenses:

canon 55-250 IS

Canon 70-300 IS

Canon 70-300 IS L

Canon 70-200 IS L (f4 or f2.8)

Canon 100-400 L

not recommended: any of the Canon 75-300

Also apparently a nice, affordable lens:

Tamron 70-300 VC tele

This is an excellent ordered list, from less to more capable (and increasing price too, except the 100-400 I believe is less money than the 70-200f2.8). I wonder where Tamron fits in this list. Maybe just after the 55-250 or the 70-300 IS (nonL)?

yes, the tamron is sort of around the 70-300 IS (nonL), it's more expensive than the 55-250 IS, but has better build and USM type motor with full time manuall focusing and non-rotating front (unlike the 55-250 IS  and the 70-300 IS (nonL).

I'd begin with the 55-250 and see if it meets the need. If not, sell it and get something more capable.

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