differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Better telephoto 300 mm vs 250 mm
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20% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly more magnification 1:2 (0.5) vs 1:3.2 (0.3)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 60% larger in your photo
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Image stabilization Canon IS II vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Slightly smaller diameter 70 mm vs 76 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly better wide angle 55 mm vs 70 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Slightly shorter 108 mm vs 117 mm
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Around 10% shorter
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF300 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II250 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF4.3x
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II4.5x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF$117.96
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II$124.98
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF435 g
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II390 g
Length Short Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF117 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II108 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF70 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II55 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF76 mm
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II70 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Competitors

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Wildlife lens

$180 - $348

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$120 - $199

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$140 - $299

Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF Competitors

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Canon EF

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Canon EF

Travel lens

$349 - $400

Zoom range Much more zoom
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Wildlife lens

$120 - $199

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Magnification Less magnification
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Macro Canon EF

Travel lens

$199

Zoom range Much more zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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