75-300: Canon EF-S III USM or Tamron LD Macro?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Andrea, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. Andrea

    Andrea Guest


    Please help me making a choice:

    What should I buy for my EOS 300D?

    A) Canon EF-S 75-300 III USM


    2) Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus



    Moreover, I'd like to add either an EF-12 or an EF-25,
    what difference is there between the two? Maybe they are
    discountinued, since I cannot find their specifications.

    Thanks a lot!!
    Andrea, Sep 3, 2004
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  2. Andrea

    YoYo Guest

    If you really want to do macro shooting
    then get a macro lens!

    The zooms are never really equal or even
    close in quality to a macro lens like
    the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro.

    As far as the zooms you mentioned I
    recommend you get the Canon (Canon
    lenses work best with Canon cameras).
    The Canon 75-300mm zoom is a decent lens
    for the cost.

    YoYo, Sep 3, 2004
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  3. Andrea

    Drifter Guest

    I have the Tamron. Opinions on that lens seem to vary widely with
    some people liking it and others saying it's complete junk. Whatever,
    I must have gotten lucky because mine is a very well behaved lens that
    usually gives me very good images but sometimes with just a couple of
    quirks. It has a tendency towards Chromatic aberration (purple
    fringe) but in using the lens I have gotten very good at recognizing
    the circumstances that make it behave badly and so have gotten good at
    avoiding those circumstances. The focus is also very slow and has a
    tendency to hunt at full zoom but I don't take "snapshots" with a
    300mm zoom so I'm usually pre-focused on an area and waiting.

    "I've been here, I've been there..."
    Drifter, Sep 3, 2004
  4. Andrea

    Bruce Chang Guest

    I woudln't recommend buying a 75-300, in my experience, it's just wasn't a
    very good lens. If you can get one for cheap (via ebay or a friend) then go
    ahead and buy one but Canon didn't do a very good job with it. I'd
    recommend a 100-300 instead.

    Bruce Chang, Sep 3, 2004
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