differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF vs the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM.
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF Learn more about
the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Has a silent focus motor Canon USM vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
Better image stabilization Canon IS vs Tamron VC
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Less risk of blur
Slightly smaller diameter 76 mm vs 82 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $149.00 vs $400.00
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The best price we've seen is $251 cheaper (2.7x less)
Slightly lighter 0.6 kg vs 0.8 kg
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Around 20% lighter
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EFTamron VC
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USMCanon IS
Zoom range Great zoom Help
4.3x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
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
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF$400.00
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM$149.00
Weight Light weight Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF0.8 kg
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM0.6 kg
Diameter Small diameters Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF82 mm
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM76 mm

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

competitors

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Competitors

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$149 - $400

Zoom range More zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

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

Wildlife lens

$129 - $210

Length Slightly shorter
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
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

Length Shorter
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF Competitors

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF

Sports lens

$1,029 - $1,199

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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