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| Re: Which 70-300 to get my Mom for birds, etc. |
I've been trying to get my Mom into photography for a while, gonna give it another shot. She just retired so I'm hoping I'll have better luck this time. I got her a Rebel T3i for cheap, now trying to pick out a lens she could use for taking pictures of birds. The key thing here is to find something that she's likely to take with her (not too bulky) and that has decent enough image quality that she won't be discouraged. I started with an EF 100-300/4-5.6 and it drove me nuts because it was really soft @ 300/5.6.
I'd like to find a zoom that reaches to 300mm, has IS, and is <$750. I briefly considered the 400/300/100-400 L's but I think they're too bulky and heavy.
I was thinking the 70-300 DO might be a good option... Any 3rd party offerings that might be worth looking at?
Thanks for any help.
In that range of focal length and price I might look at the Tamron 70-300VC.