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Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 vs Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6

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I am looking for a budget telephoto, and these are the two that I have come across.

[ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EXOXVA/sr=8-2/qid=1297799212/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1297799212&sr=8-2&seller=]Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras[/ame]

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[ame=http://www.amazon.com/Canon-55-250mm-4-0-5-6-Telephoto-Digital/dp/B0011NVMO8/ref=pd_cp_p_1]Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras[/ame]

They both seem like a pretty good deal, but from the reviews I am leading towards the Tamron, any ideas guys.
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Between those two I'd get the Canon 55-250. IS is beyond helpful in a long tele zoom, especially at a slow aperture like f/5.6...

If you were considering the Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 VC (Vibration Compensation), then that would be another story.
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The 70-300 will get you out further but it starts you out further too. For the price, the Tamron's a slightly better deal brand new, but IS on the 55-250 (I believe, anyways) gives it more value.
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You think the IS is worth it though, from what I read, the Tamron is much sharper.
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