Tamron 28-300 VC vs. Canon 70-300 IS USM

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  1. Gritts

    Gritts TPF Noob!

    Jan 13, 2008
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    Hi guys,
    I've got an internal struggle going on here:
    For the longest time I've been wanting the Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD VC lens. I like this lens a LOT because of how compact it is, yet how wide the zoom range is. I also know the VC is remarkable because of the 3-coil system they have going on, compared to the usual two. The only problem I'm thinking of is the AF on that lens- noisy and slow.
    Thats where the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM comes into play. I've heard the AF is incredibly fast and quiet on this lens. I was thinking it might be worth it to sacrifice the extra 42mm and 3-coil system to buy this lens just for the AF.
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you in advance!

  2. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Apr 11, 2007
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    Buy the Canon.

    I tried a 28-300 VC (Nikon version) and the 300 end is quite soft.

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