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  1. J.Bat

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    What is the difference between

    Tamron Autofocus 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD

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    Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD
     
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    If you were to look at the two you could see the difference. Build quality and image quality are VASTLY different. If you are going to get one, get the 70-300 Di.

    There is NO comparison in quality.
     
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    The sigma in these are the same price, are they better?
     
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    is the Tamron Autofocus 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD better than my 70-300mm kit lens?
     
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    I believe Sabbath is speaking from experience here. He is the reason I have recommended a few people to take the $135 plunge into a 6-year warranty lens (Tamron 70-300 Di).

    Today, I finally got to use the Tamron for myself. WOW. For a $135 piece of equipment, this is no piece of junk. Even though I had high expectations based on Sabbath's previous reviews, this lens exceeded those. The build quality is far better (in my opinion) than the $160 Canon 75-300. The sharpness is also better as well, even wide open at both zoom extremes, sharpness isn't terrible (again, we're talking about a $135 lens).

    Anyway, I now find myself debating if I should buy this lens for myself. I have a few thousand in camera gear, so it seems silly to add such a cheap piece of glass to it...but, a lens to take out to the lake on my boat? Yeah, we might have a winner. To sum it up, VERY impressed.

    I don't have first-hand knowledge of this, but the Sigma doesn't have near as good reviews as the Tamron (Di version)

    oh boy. Which brand 70-300 kit lens? (nikon, canon, tamron, what are the letters after it?) The Tamron 75-300 doesn't have good reviews (as Sabbath mentioned), so I see no reason why you should consider this over the Tamron 70-300
     
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    Thanks Keith, I think I will go with the Tamron.
     
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    I think I am gonna go with the sigma over the tamron is that a good idea?
     
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    I'm Curious, what changed your mind?
     
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    Had better reviews on amazon.
     

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