Tamron, Sigma or Canon?

VeronicaLFB

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I've got a Canon Rebel XTi and have been looking at some lenses this evening...Just wanted to get some opinions on which lens I should get, especially if there are some users on here who have one of the lenses I'm looking at.

Tamron 70-300mm 1:2 F/4-5.6 DI LD
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Sigma 70-300mm APO DG
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Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6

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I bought a Tamron as mentioned, and I'm glad I dropped and broke it, it was a cheap design, lightweight but cheap, and nasty. I then bought the Sigma as mentioned, and I have it today, its awesome. I took some airshow shots, and was impressed with the shots.
 

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i have the canon ef 75-300mm f/4-5.6 usm lens. It works really well for me. I use it for a lot of things. Taking surfing pictures from the beach, wildlife, and anything else that requires a little extra focal length. It's a great lens for the price. There are a lot better lenses out there but they're also at least twice as much if not more. The lens seems pretty solid to me. I could definitely see it lasting me a long time with care. I don't think it would survive a harsh drop onto pavement but then again i'm not sure there are many lenses that could.
 
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I have a Sigma macro lens, and I've been satisfied with it...I thought the Tamron would be a good deal, but maybe not? I figured any Canon lens would be the cream of the crop, so to speak.
 

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Check out photozone.de for some reviews of the lenses you are asking about....I ended up with the sigma since my wife spent the other $300 I was going to use to get the 70-200 F4L....:(
 

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I'd stick with the Canon or the Sigma. I used to have the 75-300 until I upgraded to the 75-300 IS. I liked the IS much more. If you can afford it I'd get it, ebay is probably one of the places you'll find it. They came out with a newer 70-300mm IS, only adds 5mm and a little bit better IS but boy is it expensive ($600). For that price, cheaper actually, you can get the beautiful 70-200 f/4L lens. I now have the 70-200 f2.8L IS so I don't use my 75-300 IS, not sure why I still have it honestly...oh well.
 

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