Beginner First Telephoto Lens for Canon

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I have a Canon 750D, 18-55 kit lens and 50mm Mk 2.
I want to get a Telephoto 70-300 but am limited to c£200.
Looked at a set of reviews and it looks like th Tamron SP DI VC USD (used) would be the best choice.
Would be used for Landscape and Wildlife Photography.
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If you could afford a little more I would suggest the 55-250 ef-s, I dont have one but by all accounts it's a very good lens. Maybe consider second hand from a decent retailer (Wex, Mpb, Parks etc) as they will offer a guarantee.
 
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Thanks Mat. MPB have it for £130 used.
Tried my nephew's Canon 70-300 Mk 1 and loved it. Not sure I can lose the extra 50mm
 
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I have the Canon 70-300 IS Mk1 (not the most recent Mk2) and though the image quality is ok, it's not as fast to focus as the newer lenses like the Tamron 70-300 VC (or the Canon 55-250 STM).
Price wise, looking second hand, the Canon 70-300 IS should be around £160 for a decent condition one, the Tamron should be around £150 or 180 for a boxed near mint copy.
Just for focus speed I'd go for the Tamron or Canon 55-250 STM.
 
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Thanks, Alistair.

After going through as many comparative reviews as I could find I've decided on the Tamron. Managed to picked up a boxed near mint for £165 ☺
 
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