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Old Jan 15, 2010, 5:55 PM   #1
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I have a Canon T1i and also bought a Tamron 70-200mm lens, which is with the f 2.8 is good for my indoor sports shots of my daughter playing basketball. But I want something with a longer range for her playing outdor sports like lacrosse and field hockey. Now I have been looking at anther tamron, but it does not have the f 2.8 and I was wondering if anyone knew if this would be good to take the outdoor shots I mwntioned of my daughter. It is theAF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC (Vibration Compensation) LD Aspherical (IF) Macro. It is under $600.00 which is my price range. Let me know what you think or any other suggestions, but I do need around that price or less, hopefully.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 5:56 PM   #2
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Default Tamron zoom lens for Canon T1i

I have a Canon T1i and also bought a Tamron 70-200mm lens, which is with the f 2.8 is good for my indoor sports shots of my daughter playing basketball. But I want something with a longer range for her playing outdor sports like lacrosse and field hockey. Now I have been looking at anther tamron, but it does not have the f 2.8 and I was wondering if anyone knew if this would be good to take the outdoor shots I mwntioned of my daughter. It is theAF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC (Vibration Compensation) LD Aspherical (IF) Macro. It is under $600.00 which is my price range. Let me know what you think or any other suggestions, but I do need around that price or less, hopefully.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 6:00 PM   #3
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I would not go with a lens with that much range. There will be a big compromise in imagine quality.

For the sub 600 dollar range, you may want to look at the ef 70-300mm 4-5.6 IS, as the long end of the tamron will be at 6.3, the canon lens will be brighter at 300mm. The canon will be about 550 new.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 6:20 PM   #4
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First, yes, you need to go out to 300mm for lacrosse and field hockey.

Second, for sports, you need fast shutter speeds, so you really don't need stabilization. The Tamron 70-300 Di LD will work as well as or better than the 28-300, and if you really want the stabilization, Canon's 70-300IS USM is better and cheaper than the Tamron 28-300 you're looking at.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 6:23 PM   #5
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Ken did you double post?

I agree the ef 70-300 IS would be a better option with you budget of around 600 dollars.
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I just combined the 2 threads so people don't double up on information.
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 6:44 PM   #7
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Thanks Mark, I got confused with the two thread.
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