I intend to expand my lens arsenal for my Canon 650D. Already have the kit lens 18-55mm and the UWA Tokina 11-16mm 2.8.
My next objective is to get a telephoto zoom lens in the range $600-650.
Initially I had planned to buy one of the following two: 1. Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 2. Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
However, after having read their reviews, I’m having doubts since these lenses are not optically great and more of a general purpose lens with all sorts of spherical defects creeping up at the fag end of the focal length.
Which telephoto lens would you propose? Canon? Sigma? Tokina? Tamron?
The UWA Tokina that I bought may not be best lens compared to the giants, but it delivers outstanding results and hence gives the maximum value for money since I bought it for $660.
I want a similar telephoto lens which gives the maximum value for money just like the Tokina one.
Should I go for one of the afore-mentioned ones or would you propose something else? 70-300? 80-400? Which brand?