mlschless

mlschless

Joined on Apr 2, 2014

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  • Thanks so much! Very helpful and gives me more to consider. I just replied to the poster above as well that I'm looking at this range 70-300 to capture backyard wildlife (birds, squirrels, etc) ...
  • Thanks for all this info...it's extremely helpful. I'm in the "agonizing" stage right now and, like you, near exhaustion. I probably need to rent both of them to see what works best for me. My ...
  • May I ask what you didn't like about the Tamron? Why the Canon was so much more superior? I, too, and looking at the 70-300 but am considering the Tamron as I've heard great things about it. I ...
  • Just read the entire thread - thanks for linking that. I've had my lens for about 9 mos. now but am so new at this I could be having this issue and not even notice it. I'll go back and have a look ...
  • As soon as I posted that I saw you had ordered! Good for you! Enjoy the new toy, and welcome to Canon! :)
  • I'm contemplating buying the Tamron 70-300. I own their 17-50 f/2.8 and love it. As I've been researching my next purchase I see reference here many times to "bad copies" and folks who have gone ...
  • I have to agree on the reach with the 55-250. I shoot with it on my crop and and find it too short. Just trying to zoom in on backyard visitors I can't get the reach or clarity I'd like with this ...
  • Thanks Albert! Very helpful. After all this feedback I think I'm going to let this rebate cycle pass me by, get some practice under my belt, and go from there. My Tamron has the VC as well and has ...
  • Hey thanks. I love my Tamron 17-50. Have no complaints so far. I'll look at their offering for the 70-300 as well.
  • Great info - thanks so much! So to make sure I'm clear, it's your opinion that the 70-300 would be a slight upgrade glass-wise from the 55-250 II that I own....to steer clear of the 75-300mm ...
  • Great suggestions geronimo - thank you. I'll definitely try shooting at the 24mm or above, and the 200mm or less, range and see what that gets me. I've had good luck with my Tamron 17-50 2.8 so ...
  • Hi Mongrel - Thanks for the thoughtful reply. And yes, insanity it is!! Though I found your post soothing! LOL! I do tend to stress and over-analyze, but it's just so much money. And I still don't ...
  • Great suggestion to look at current shots to see if I use that range much. Hadn't occurred to me...duh! Thanks.
  • Thanks for all the feedback everyone...it's very helpful! So given what I'm shooting - landscape and architecture, as well as some telephoto stuff at the lake (birds, fishermen on the water, kids ...
  • Ahhh...if only I could afford them all! ;)
  • Thanks for the input. I, too, really like my Tamron. As to the 55-250 being "fine," I forgot to post that mine is the II and not the STM. Still fine, or not so much? I seem to recall that the STM ...
  • Haha! Normally I would quickly agree with you Ken, and still may actually!. My nervousness comes from my total newbie/novice status and feeling like I don't really have a good grasp on all the lens ...
  • I am a newbie(ish) hobbyist still trying to get comfortable with the mechanics of good photography and the various lens options and capabilities. I'm really not qualified at this juncture to make ...
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    Thanks, Cliff. I would love to have the budget for all of the latest coolest gadgets, but as a hobbyist with both limited knowledge and a limited budget, I have to pick and choose where I spend ...
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    Thanks, I'll check into all of that. (My camera is set in 1/3 stops.) Appreciate the input!
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