10 out of 10 points and recommendedgreat range,good build,versatile,good opticssharpness at longer FL
Much better than it has any right to be....as long as you stop it down a little.reviewed December 11th, 2010 (purchased for $599)
The range from 18-130mm is really good.Above that it softens progressively.But even at 270mm is not bad stopped down.
Truly a one-lens solution.I never hesitate to pick this lens up when I want a light-weight,simple kit.Highly recommended!
10 out of 10 points and recommendedRange,constant F4,internal zoom,excellent build,ISnone
Best lens in it's class on either sub-frame or FF.My "go-to" lens.Classic L lens quality and optics.Wonderful!reviewed December 11th, 2010 (purchased for $1,000)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedRange (esp 10mm),buildnone to speak of at this price
It's all been said.A great lens for the money.reviewed December 11th, 2010 (purchased for $400)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedsmall,light,sharp,inexpensiveworking distance
A great macro/portrait length.I love this lens.reviewed December 11th, 2010 (purchased for $300)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedIt's the best!none
Best zoom lens in Canon's lineup.Just buy one!reviewed December 11th, 2010 (purchased for $950)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedBuild, image stabilization, focus
I replaced a Canon70-300 IS with this Tamron, and it is a good upgrade. They are very comparable optically, with the Tamron having a slight edge, especially under 200mm. At 200mm and longer, they are essentially equal.reviewed August 12th, 2011 (purchased for $400)
But the tamron is a newer design, is cheaper, better build, has ring AF and full-time manual focus.
The Tamron is slightly larger as well. But it aslo feels more substantial and better built-the canon has a loose, plastic feel, while the Tamron is rock-solid.
A worthy addition for anyone needing 300mm and unable to justify spending 3X for the Canon "L" 70-300.
7 out of 10 points and not recommendedGood 70-300mm mlensSurpassed by newer, less expensive lenses
Needs a replacement. Still a nice lens, but the Tamron 70-300 VC has passed it by.reviewed August 12th, 2011 (purchased for $400)