55-250 stm vs 70-300 usm is ii on a 90D

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nolten Contributing Member • Posts: 789
Re: 55-250 stm vs 70-300 usm is ii on a 90D

I think you'll be pleased with that lens on the 90D.  I would suggest that you save and also get a 55-250 STM.  The two complement each other in many ways, weight, wider, close focus on the STM vs longer reach.

I have the 55-250 STM, 70-300 IS II, Sigma 100-400 Contemporary, and Canon 100-400 II + 1.4x3.  I also have 80D, 90D, and M6II among others.  I find all of these to be excellent lenses in different weight categories.  I think my 70-300 IS II is a bit sharper than my 55-250 contrary to another poster but hardly worth arguing about.  The AF OTOH is so much faster with the 70-300; I've missed wildlife shots with the 55-250 while it was finding focus.  I assume your Tamron has some form of USM AF so this shouldn't be an issue.  The Canon 100-400 is the king, but you always know you're carrying it.

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