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Cut sized FF alternative to 28-300mm L
« on: May 28, 2013, 06:46:10 PM »
Another thread got me thinking, whilst the 28-300mm L is the difinative FF superzoom - what other options are there for full frame cameras given that other superzooms in Canon's range are APS-C only.

Just how good or bad are the old 28-200 and 35-350 lenses, will the Tamron 18-270 work on FF ?  What other options are there ?
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Cut sized FF alternative to 28-300mm L
« on: May 28, 2013, 06:46:10 PM »

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Re: Cut sized FF alternative to 28-300mm L
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 12:27:50 AM »
You can check out a Tamron 28-300mm zoom.  Much cheaper.  You get what you pay for and its a lot less expensive than a pro grade lens.  Good luck at finding a competent review, the better reviewers don't have time to waste on bashing a lens.
 
Its generally also a even bigger waste of money trying to mount a lens like a 18-270 with a APS-C coverage circle on FF.
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-28-300mm-Vibration-Compensation-Aspherical/dp/B000V6ON8I/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1370059893&sr=1-1&keywords=tamron++28-300mm

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Re: Cut sized FF alternative to 28-300mm L
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 08:21:49 PM »
You can check out a Tamron 28-300mm zoom.  Much cheaper.  You get what you pay for and its a lot less expensive than a pro grade lens.  Good luck at finding a competent review, the better reviewers don't have time to waste on bashing a lens.

I believe I shot this whole set with the Tamron 28-300 on my 5DIII  if you want a sampling of what it does:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brand_b/sets/72157632198594770

You can see what he means, it is definitely a few steps down from something like the Canon 70-300L.

It is, however, reallly compact, and for the price, a decently built and performing lens, and the IS is pretty decent.  Has a lock switch so it doesn't droop on you.  I used it happily for a few years before I got my 5D and some better lenses.

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Re: Cut sized FF alternative to 28-300mm L
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 08:21:49 PM »