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So i want to upgrade my lens soon (camera is canon xti (400D) (perhaps for christmas) right now i have my kit 18-55mm and 50mm 1.8F. I want the 75-300mm i know that obviously going wit the IS or the L lens would be the best for the long run but it is not in the practical price range.

So here are the three
canon EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III USM-182$
Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD-127$
the sigma kit 28-70mm & 70-300mm DG-209$
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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro-192$
The reason i'm thinking about the sigma is at 28mm at f2.8 its faster then my 18-55. and the 70-300mm sigma alone is 192$ so i dont see the big saver.

Any help would be great thanks guys
 

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I've got this one...canon EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III USM, it's not bad...it's not great.

From what I've heard, the Sigma & Tamron are fairly similar, just a little cheaper.

My honest opinion would be to save your money for something better.
 

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I would suggest the EF 70-200 f/4 L over the 70-300 IS if image quality is what you are after. Both about the same price. I found the AF and IS on teh 70-300 a bit slow and noisy. I believe it uses one of the earlier versions of IS. Dunno if they updated it or not.
 
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i really wish i could get the L lens or even the IS but both are way out of my price range and wouldn't be able to get one at that price probably for another year.
 

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If that's the case, than get the one with at least the 75-300 with USM motor. The faster AF will b a blessing.
 
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alright thanks soylentgreen after reading reviews it seemed to be a mix feeling if the USM really made any difference but since it is a canon lens i guess itd be better to stick with all the same glass.
 

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I had the Sigma 28-70 but sold it when I got my Tamron 17-50 2.8. It was a nice little lens for the price. Do you have the Canon 50mm 1.8? You might take a look at that lens also.
 

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