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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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  2. MatBin

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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
     
  5. GeeJay57

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    My other half has a 70-300mm II and it gives excellent results and focusing is instantaneous. The 55-250 STM is still a very good lens though.
     
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    Thanks Glenn,

    Looked for a Used Canon Mk 2 but couldn't find one within my price range.

    Roy
     
  7. ABTog

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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.
     
  8. Shooter10Point9

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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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