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    It's for a friend! I swear!

    One of my co-workers wants to join in our plane-spotting excursions. He's got a DSLR (Canon XTi), but no long lens. And he has some pretty severe budgetary restrictions (also known as several little kids running around at home). I know there are a bunch of $200ish "consumer" telephoto zooms...Canon, Tamron, and Sigma all make 70/75-300s in that price range, for example. He's quite aware of the limitations of buying such a cheap lens (soft pictures, no takeoff shots), but that said, which would you guys recommend as the least bad of the bunch?

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    Re: It's for a friend! I swear!

    Judging by Fred's write up of his latest acquisition, I'd go with that - it seems like an awesome lens!
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    Re: It's for a friend! I swear!

    Tell him to buy my Canon 75-300 IS USM lens from me...it's in outstanding condition. Been used very few times; certainly a solid lens to start with. I'd sell it for $200. Contact me if interested.

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    Re: It's for a friend! I swear!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoPictureThis
    Tell him to buy my Canon 75-300 IS USM lens from me...it's in outstanding condition. Been used very few times; certainly a solid lens to start with. I'd sell it for $200. Contact me if interested.

    - jMay
    I Agree, outstanding lens for the money.

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    Re: It's for a friend! I swear!

    All 3 are great lenses, generally i use a Tamron 28-105mm for wide angle shots.

    I use a Tokina 80-400 for long range shots.

    Never used a Canon or Sigma but heard they are very good.

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