Top Result: USED Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

Match Score

95%

Pros

  • Image stabilization
  • Good sharpness
  • Well built and durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Variable aperture
  • More expensive than some of the lenses on this list

Note From Jim

If you can get the Canon 70-300 in your price range, this is the lens for you. But be sure to use this link because there are multiple versions of the Canon 70-300. Amazon has several used copies of this lens to pick from, and I've usually had good luck buying used lenses.

Option 2: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD Lens

Match Score

92%

Pros

  • Great price
  • Good sharpness
  • Works on full frame and crop sensor

Cons

  • Not as good build quality as the Canon

Option 3: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto

Match Score

86%

Pros

  • Decently fast autofocus
  • Doubles as a good macro lens
  • Great price
  • Good build quality

Cons

  • Slower autofocus
  • Sharpness is not great