Re: Next lens after Kit lens.
If you're still interested, I own the Tamron 70-300 VC USD. I'll post some shots later. Initial differences that spring to mind are (my dad owns the 55-250);
- Build and weight of Tamron better than the Canon
- IS system on the Tamron is exceptional
- Switches for AF and IS (VC) are quite easy to knock
- Tamron significantly more expensive
- Neither are particularly fast
- Canon is certainly lighter and smaller
- Canon ships without hood
All in all however, if you're prepared to spend on the Tamron, you should be considering the constant aperture EF 70-200 f/4 USM (no IS). It's around £400 new, less if you shop around. People have their tolerances, but many suggest IS is only a definite requirement after 200mm.
Alternatively, I'm considering the sale of my Tamron (<1yr old) to pick up the aforementioned lens plus teleconverter. If you're interested, let me know, through PM or here.
The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE. - Ernst Haas