I had a Tamron 70-300mm Di lens that worked perfect for me for all shots but did very well from 200-300 for a budget lens. (less than $100 used or $150 new)...However, it was dropped. Anyway, I was also drawn by the Tamron 28-300mm lens due to the large spectrum it offers. However, I can't really seem to find any reviews directly address the 200-300mm range which is what I'm most concerned at. I would probably carry this instead of my 18-55 canon along with my canon 55-250 which is a superior lens. I'm worried in spending more because I know what to expect out of the 70-300... Can anyone help out? Thanks!