70-200/300 ?

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  1. lurcher

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    Got about £350/400 max to spare after birthday pressies last week , looking for something to fill the gap between my Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and Canon 400 f5.6L .
    1st thought is Canon 70-200 f4L ( non is ) around £350 s/h
    New Canon 70-300 is ( non L ) around £350
    New Tamron 70-300 VC £265 after cash back till 15/1/12

    Body is 7D

    Thoughts ?

    Julian
     
  2. twist

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    If you need the extra reach of the 70-300 get that, the Tamron is superb if you get a good copy. I had a 70-200 F4, not enough zoom and no IS so got the Tamron instead.
     
  3. HelloMoto

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    I'd get the Canon 70-200mm f/4. A real gem for the price.
     
  4. SevloW

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    Another :thumbsup: for the Canon 70-200mm f4L , excellent lens.
     
  5. twist

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    Itll come down to focal length and your needs, Id recommend going to a store and making sure 200mm is long enough.
     
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    A vote here for the Sigma 70 - 300 APO, had a Tamron and took it back because of awful chromatic aberation

    Must be the APO version.

    Bill
     
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  8. lurcher

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    Just ploughed through 20 odd pages on that link twist seems a good bet for the money , think I will pull the trigger now.

    Julian
     
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    Ordered the Tamron from Amazon , gone up a couple of quid since I last looked , £270 ish after cash back , know it wont be up to L standard but seems well regarded on most forums.

    Julian
     
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    I think youll be pleasantly surprised.
     
  11. RobDickinson

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    This.

    Its a lens that will always deliver.
     
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    Ah. ok. Well have fun.
     
  13. Ian_S

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    Quite frankly with a 7D and a 400 prime I'd avoid either the bog std. Canon 70-300 IS or the Tamron. You'll only be disappointed.

    I'd say the 70-200 will be a better fit.
     
  14. lurcher

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    After trying the Tamron out felt it just didn"t feel right for me , so bought a mint 70-200 f4L (non is) which came up locally.
    Trying both swung me to the Canon so the Tamron went back to Amazon on Mon for refund .

    Julian
     
  15. lurcher

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    Good service from Amazon , refund in my bank account today .

    Julian
     
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    My Tamron went back on Monday and I had a refund Wednesday morning.
    Was very impressed and they didn't even ask me to pay the return postage.
     

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