View Full Version : Canon EF-S 55-250 IS v Tamron AF 70-300
17-02-13, 05:20 PM
A few weeks ago I was directed (from this site) to the Canon EF-S 55-250 IS. My first telephoto (entry level) Happy with the reviews. Now I have just discovered the Tamron AF 70-300 BUT no Image Stabiliser. However a new Tamron is far cheaper then a second hand Canon EF-S??? Now confused!! I have the EOS 450D
Any advice greatly appreciated.
17-02-13, 05:44 PM
The canon EF-S 55-250 is a cracking lense for the price, I have one and had some really good sharp images of it, Shop around I paid £130 for a brand new one.
17-02-13, 06:53 PM
Hi Mark, yes I agree about the images. That was a good price for a new one, haven't found a second hand one for that! Perhaps you could tell me where?
17-02-13, 08:30 PM
17-02-13, 10:32 PM
http://www.digitalrev.com/product/canon-ef-s-55-250mm/MTIxMjc_ABe aware of section 8 Customs in T&Cs
18-02-13, 06:12 PM
Try here then This company carry a fair bit in stock in the UK so no chance of import duties ( although ive never had any charges) I bought my 60D from these and rang them on a tuesday afternoon and received it thursday am, Ask if its in stock first
18-02-13, 07:12 PM
Michael! Tamron do two 70-300 lenses a macro for about £170 and a tele stabalised for £300 which one caught your eye. The cannon for £330 is not much pricier than the tamron, but will retain its price better. You realy need to get in a shop with your camera and take some images, then you will know you have made the right choice....Mike.
hi never used the tamron but i have used the canon 55-250is and it is a really good lens and scores high in the image quality stakes and it can be had at a good price
19-02-13, 01:36 PM
Sorry wave my post was intended for the original poster.....Mike
19-02-13, 08:32 PM
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