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Ezshrkman 03-01-2013 09:38 AM

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD Lens Pro Kit for Canon EOS $357.98 after $100 MIR FS. + UV Filter+ 8GB SD Card+Gadget Bag +Tripod+cap strap+card reader and more
 
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Beach Camera Has A Pretty dang good deal for the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD for Canon Digital SLR Cameras with tons of extras plus standard 6 year warranty. $357.98 after $100 MIR FS

LINK [beachcamera.com]

Rebate Form [beachcamera.com]
This lens has VC which stands for vibration control ( same thing as image stabilization) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor for fast and quiet AF

I checked and Beach camera is a authorized Tamron dealer

The Kit Comes With
The Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD for Canon EOS lens, With 6-Year USA Warranty
62mm Multicoated UV Protective Filter
8GB Secure Digital SD Memory Card
Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag
60" Full Size Photo / Video Tripod
Professional Blower - Dust Removal system
Lens Cap Keeper
Tri-fold Memory Card Wallet - Stores up to 3 Memory Cards
3pc. Lens Cleaning Kit

I am sure that these extras are not top quality at this price. But this could be perfect for someone who wants to get some beginner gear

(From what i have been reading) this is a great affordable IS zoom lens

EDIT

For just the lens it can be had for 349.99 after rebate from B & H amazon and adrorama









Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD Lens Pro Kit for Canon EOS $357.98 after $100 MIR FS. + UV Filter+ 8GB SD Card+Gadget Bag +Tripod+cap strap+card reader and more

canonikon 03-01-2013 09:47 AM

why not get a used Canon 70-300mm for $350? better IQ

Ezshrkman 03-01-2013 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canonikon (Post 57913638)
why not get a used Canon 70-300mm for $350? better IQ

If im gonna spend $350 i would like something that is new and that has a 6 year warranty. Plus a bunch of reviews put the tamron right up there with the canon lens. granted you will find haters for both

boytroy88 03-01-2013 10:34 AM

I saw this last time and debated....still am debating. I'm hoping that they will have the student rebate like in the past where you can stack on top of this rebate. The lowest price I remember seeing on this lens is around $280 AR/AT/AC at New_Egg. I have missed a few shots because I've waited....decisions, decisions.....

canonikon 03-01-2013 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ezshrkman (Post 57913880)
If im gonna spend $350 i would like something that is new and that has a 6 year warranty. Plus a bunch of reviews put the tamron right up there with the canon lens. granted you will find haters for both

true that, gonna order one now then.

i just needed a little push from someone hehe thanks !

wait..no...i hate you, you made my wallet thinner today.

preppyak 03-01-2013 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boytroy88 (Post 57914908)
I saw this last time and debated....still am debating. I'm hoping that they will have the student rebate like in the past where you can stack on top of this rebate. The lowest price I remember seeing on this lens is around $280 AR/AT/AC at New_Egg. I have missed a few shots because I've waited....decisions, decisions.....

The Tamron student rebate is still active, an extra $50 of savings in this case.

http://www.tamron-usa.com/lenses/students.asp

boytroy88 03-01-2013 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by preppyak (Post 57918188)
The Tamron student rebate is still active, an extra $50 of savings in this case.

http://www.tamron-usa.com/lenses/students.asp


Thanks...have to look into that...now to find a qualified person for the rebate...:(

mygavs22 03-04-2013 01:23 PM

Please forgive my ignorance, but how does this compare to the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens that was on sale recently?

Ezshrkman 03-05-2013 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mygavs22 (Post 57985908)
Please forgive my ignorance, but how does this compare to the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens that was on sale recently?

For starters this one has image stabilization and a better focusing system. I have been looking for a affordable yet quality zoom lens with IS and found that this lens really fit my budget. When you are shooting at 300 mm camera shake can ruin your shots. After weeks of searching yesterday i decided to order this lens.

This forum was my last stop and sealed the deal for me... it has 150 plus pages of samle shots with this lens
http://photography-on-the.net/for...p?t=941292

Here is a video if the image stabilization in action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q8k7KnMUe8

Cheers =)

danh920 03-05-2013 05:34 AM

I had this last summer before i switched to nikon and it is really an amazing lens. The VC is the best Ive ever encountered. I will definitely be picking this up for nikon when I see a better deal than $350 AR.

biggiep 03-07-2013 07:41 PM

Believe or not, I've found that the 55-250mm Canon actually has better IQ than this lens. I was very surprised as I assumed the Tamron was in a higher price range, but I was wrong. The Tamron is better at the wide end in sharpness, but by the long end the Canon wins out. I will say though that this Tamron works on full frame and has USD which means quiteter, full-time manual focusing. The build quality is better as well as it has a metal mount instead of the plastic on the Canon. It's still disappointing that Canon's 2nd cheapest telephoto lens has better IQ at the long end though.

Also, this lens is heavy as hell, as heavy as the Canon 70-200mm f/4 L lens, and is chunky as well despite only having a 62mm diameter filter.

Ezshrkman 03-08-2013 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biggiep (Post 58073428)
Believe or not, I've found that the 55-250mm Canon actually has better IQ than this lens. I was very surprised as I assumed the Tamron was in a higher price range, but I was wrong. The Tamron is better at the wide end in sharpness, but by the long end the Canon wins out. I will say though that this Tamron works on full frame and has USD which means quiteter, full-time manual focusing. The build quality is better as well as it has a metal mount instead of the plastic on the Canon. It's still disappointing that Canon's 2nd cheapest telephoto lens has better IQ at the long end though.

Also, this lens is heavy as hell, as heavy as the Canon 70-200mm f/4 L lens, and is chunky as well despite only having a 62mm diameter filter.

Thanks for the info

My 70-300 gets here today =) i cant wait to try it out... i hope i didn't just make a mistake.

I really hope mine copy payed attention in class because i will be giving it a IQ test for sure =)

tytlyf 05-13-2013 04:30 PM

This is still live and ordered it. You get so many bundled gifts for $8 more!


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