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Old Apr 3, 2006, 6:49 AM   #1
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I've just read a review (Digital Photo Magazine), of several different 70-300mm zooms for Dslrs. The one which came out top was the Tamron 70-300mm LD. This only beat the Sigma 70-300mm APO because of being £60 cheaper.
My questions are:

Does the Tamron 70-300mm LD work with the Canon 350D (XT)?

In anybody's experience, is the Tamron better than the Sigma APO 70-300mm?

Is it worth waiting for the Tamron 70-300mm Di version out this June?

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Old Apr 3, 2006, 7:47 AM   #2
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Because this lense is replaced by a Di lense the old version is dumped on Ebay for low prices. Thus I bought one for 77€ two weeks ago for my KM 7D. With the exception of the coating the old and the new lense are identical.
It is a surprisingly light weight lense, about 450 gramms. Sharpeness is quite good until about 220mm and then deterioates. But the lense is still usable at 300mm. There is an above average amount of CAs, though.
All in all I like this lense, especially if you have a camera with a builtin image stabiliser.
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Old Apr 4, 2006, 4:59 AM   #3
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I'll have to look out for them then. I guess retailers will be trying to get rid of them cheap too!
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