I want to get into both portrait and nature photography. I don’t have a lot of disposable income laying around and feared having to buy 2 new lenses. During my research I came up with a single lens that would serve both purposes. The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM UD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras is an amazing lens. But it is very expensive; I just can’t justify $1400.00 for a lens. While researching lenses, I kept seeing the Tamron version of the Canon lens being exceptional. I read many reviews which state, and I agree, that it is tack sharp. It cost only $449.00, which was much more reasonable for my uses. Photography is my hobby and not an income generator.
The Canon version (which I bought) comes with the lens, a lens cap, and a flower type lens hood.
There are versions for both Canon and Nikon cameras, BTW. In the coming weeks, I will post photos I have taken with this lens on my Canon 6D body to show its quality.
Here are links to both the Canon and Nikon versions…