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Old May 6, 2010, 2:14 PM   #1
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Default Canon 75-300MM III vs Sigma 70-300mm DG(non apo)

Hi, I am looking to buy a used 300mm that I will use very limitted, so wanted something inexpensive. Looking around I can buy used Canon 75-300 III for $100, the Sigma 70-300mm dg (non apo) is running around $70.

Is one better than the other, are they basically the same performance and quality?

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Old May 6, 2010, 2:18 PM   #2
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The Sigma 70-300 apo is a better lens then the canon 75-300mm. An it is worth getting the apo. The problem when I tried out the 75-300 a couple years back with the large amount of distortion when zoomed out. After testing it, I passed on the 75-300.
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Old May 6, 2010, 2:22 PM   #3
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Thanks, I was only going to use it for some distance vacation shots, and also have a outdoor graduation that I might need the distance. I have a canon 28-135mm IS that I try to use most of the time. It is just not long enough sometimes, but I am running out of money(or patience from my wife$$)
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Personally I wouldn't get either, out of the budget lenses the Tamron 70-300 is the best of the bunch so would seriously consider that. If you can't find one 2nd hand then new they are $160 and you will be happier with the quality. It still isn't a great lens but it is the one I would go for.

If you must for some reason go for one of those 2 options then I would struggle to choose as the non apo Sigma is quite weak and so is the Canon........ hmmm, I think that would be almost a coin toss decision.
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How much range do you need, if you want a very sharp lens. The ef-s 55-250 is a really good lens and does macro also, and you get IS. Which I find helpful on the long end shots.

Another non IS option is the tamron 70-300 DI LD. Here is a link to the model you want.link

http://www.adorama.com/TM70300DEOS.html
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Thank, I will go search EBAY see if I can find the Tamron. Is it the LD, I see Di versions also? Which one are you talking about with Tamron?

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Tamron 70-300 DI LD is the one you want if you are going with the tamron
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i 2nd the notion of getting the tamron within the budget teles, or if you don't need that range, the canon 55-250 is a sharp lens with IS
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