55-250 or 70-300

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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jitteringjr Veteran Member • Posts: 3,375
Re: 55-250 or 70-300

Here is a comparison of the 55-250 versus the 70-300 IS USM

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=456&Camera=452&Sample=0&FLI=5&API=1&LensComp=358&CameraComp=452&SampleComp=1&FLIComp=4&APIComp=0

That site doesn't have a direct comparison between the 55-250 and Tammy 70-300 VC, but here is the Canon 70-300 IS USM versus the Tammy:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=358&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=4&API=1&LensComp=757&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=4&APIComp=0

Actually tymevest did a comparison of the Tammy versus the 55-250 and even with the Canon cropped out to 300mm from 250mm, I see little improvement if any:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/39535824

I see little reason to get either 70-300 over the Canon for less money. Buy the 55-250 now and save up for the white glass later.

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