I'm looking to upgrade to a better telephoto lens that can be mounted on a Canon (APS-C & FF).
I currently have a cheap Tamron 70-300mm Di LD Macro which, for the price, has pleasantly surprised me with an entry-level goal. However, I use the manual focus exclusively on this lens and the sharpness is poor at high focal lengths if the light / tripod mode is not available.
I am looking for a replacement product ideally less than ~ £ 600 (ready to buy used lenses). The following characteristics are important:
- Fast autofocus
- Sharpness at higher focal lengths
- Ideally, I would still like to be able to reach 300mm (I know that there are quite a few 200mm lenses)
Options I'm aware of so far:
- Tamron SP AF 70-300mm f / 4.0-5.6 Di VC USD
- Canon EF 75-300mm f / 4-5.6 III USM
- Canon EF 70-300MM f / 4-5.6 IS II USM
- Canon EF 70-200mm f / 4 USM
I am interested in other options available and what users recommend here is the best.