differences

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

Slightly lighter 435 g vs 0.6 kg
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More than 20% lighter
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Reasons to consider the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
4.3x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF$117.97
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF$199.00
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

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

Magnification Poor magnification Help
1:2 (0.5)

competitors

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Canon EF Competitors

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

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

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

Wildlife lens

$78 - $199

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Magnification Less magnification

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

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

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

Wildlife lens

$159

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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