Canon 70-300 IS USM or Tamron 70-300 SP 70-300 lens?

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Questions thread
happysnapper64 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,417
Re: Canon 70-300 IS USM or Tamron 70-300 SP 70-300 lens?

BobT wrote:

I have not been impressed with my 1.4X TC. The images are noticably not a sharp as withut the TC and cropped to the same size. Even my wife was quick to notice this. I'm using a Kenko Pro 300 DGX TC with the blue dot. It was the best off brand TC recommended for this lens. I'm thinking that somehow, I might have a bad one. I have a fellow willing to sell his Yamron 70-300 SP lens for $275. That's almost the cost of another TC. But if the Tammy is really poor at 300mm, I can easily for get about it. Yet, the lens has some real impressed followers.

This si a tough call. I have had the Canon 70-300 IS USM (non-L) lens a few years ago, and found it to be a great lens until I got the 70-200 "L". So if the Tammy is at least as good as the Canon 70-300, it would be worth considering. I would NOT get rid of my 70-200, however.

I had the 70-300VC last year but broke it. I also have the 70-200f/4IS L, but would certainly considder getting another Tammy. The most impressive part of it IMO, is the VC. It's amazing. The IQ at 300 is as good as any non L lens. Build is solid, & for the money I believe it's the best 70-300 out there.

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