Looking for a 70-300mm lens

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    I have purchased over half of my lenses used. It's the only way I can afford a good lens. Could you let us know why you want a 70-300? With that much range, those types of lenses tend to have one good spot with acceptable in other ranges.
     
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    I want to be able to shoot wildlife from a distance, including birds and such. Once in awhile I would want to use it for sports photography.

    I know a 300mm lens is what I want because I already have a 210mm lens for my Nikon N2000 and it's reach isn't close enough...
     
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    I've had good luck with the Tamron 70-300.
     
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    I'm not sure about compatibility with canon since I shoot nikon, but that's the same lens I like with a different mount. The quality should be the same. I can give you some examples from it if you'd like.
     
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    That would be great!
     
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    Here's a few:

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    Edit: for some reason one of them isn't showing up, but you get the idea:)
     
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    Rally, it looks like you kinda missed the focus for the subject matter in the first one (raise f/stop some), so may not be a great representation what the lens can do. I personally love my (Nikon) 70-300 and would recommend the format to anyone. I do love using mine as a ghetto macro lens.
     
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    Your current 210mm lens is on a 35mm film SLR. On your Digital Rebel / 300D, the smaller APS-C sensor crops the middle of the image to provide a 1.6x field of view crop factor. A 300mm lens mounted on it will have the same field of view as a 480mm lens would have on your film SLR.

    Have you considered the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS? The 250mm lens would have the same field of view that a 400mm lens would have if mounted on your film SLR.
     
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    Never thought of that but a 300mm lens would be a little better when getting bird shots and such, but if I can get a 55-250mm refurbished lens for around the same price with alot better picture quality than I might do that.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, but the baby geese seem to be in focus. Maybe towards the bottom they fell out a bit, good call.

    If you're saying I missed the focus on the adult geese, then I have to disagree. The only time I aim for them is when I'm driving.
     

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