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

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TeeJay626 Regular Member • Posts: 392
Re: 55-250 stm vs 70-300 usm is ii on a 90D

I know the OP already made his choice and got the Tamron 100-400, but I can also chime in.  I had both the 55-250 STM and 70-300 II at the same time, on my 77D and now my 80D.  Both are very good lenses.  The AF on the 70-300 II is amazing, and also the IS is better.

As far as sharpness goes, my 70-300 II was marginally sharper than the 55-250.  Both produced excellent images and I was happy.  I personally also thought the color rendition on the 70-300 II to be slightly better as well.

In the end, I traded in my 70-300 II and my 77D to get a like new 80D from my local shop.  I also purchased the 100-400L II, so no need to keep the 70-300.  I still have my 55-250 as it's an excellent lightweight lens which pairs nicely for any hiking I may do, and I don't feel like carrying the weight of the 100-400L II.  Also, I picked up the 55-250 STM a couple of years ago from Canon's refurb site when they had them on sale for around $120.  Too good to pass up!

I'm sure you'll be very happy with the Tamron.  I've never used it but heard good things about it.  Enjoy!

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