Camera Lens Help....

    I currently own a Canon 450D, with no intention of upgrade it in the near furture.

    When I purchased it, it came with 2 lenses.
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm and a Tamron 70-300.

    I want to get rid of both these lenses and replace it with one.

    The choice is....

    Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS
    Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC

    Which should I go for? Any recommendations?



    You will get various answers I am sure. I have had both lenses you mention and the Tamron was best as its lighter and has far greater reach, I still use it today and sold the Canon


    Original Poster

    excellant - nice to heard from someone who has had both!

    how did the auto focus compare??

    The Tammy is a bit slower. But I travel a lot and the Tamron is so much easier to walk and travel with.

    Build quality is slightly less than Canon too. But worked best for me :-)

    Go tamron, far bigger reach 270x1.6 for focal length. Mine are all Canon but on this occasion i agree with ukpbz, especially if you have no intention of buying other lenses

    I'm from the dark side (Nikon), but if I had the choice the 270mm would be top of the list...

    Original Poster

    thank you all!

    i am in the process of reading the following review:

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