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POLARIS 55-300mm 4.5 VS Tair-3S 300 4.5
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:58 am    Post subject: POLARIS 55-300mm 4.5 VS Tair-3S 300 4.5 Reply with quote


I have a chance of buying one of these two and i was wondering which was better. I know the Tair has almost no chromatic aberration, but ive seen nice results from the Polaris aswell.

The Polaris would set me back 60$, the Tair 133$

also since i have the cash for a Tamron 70-300 USD i was wondering if the bokeh would be that much better from a 4.5 lens.

Discuss Very Happy

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


I had both lenses, Tair ...

Tair is superb vs big hefty zoom. If you get bored you can sell Tair, nobody buy Polaris with little experience.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not an expert of tele lenses, since I usually don't use them much, nor I know the polaris.
But I have the Tair and, for my taste, it is miles ahead of any of the zooms I've tried - even quite modern ones.
I'm almost sure you won't get anything better for its price. On the other hand, a 55-300 zoom is (obviously) much more flexible than a 300mm prime, so, if you think you need a zoom, probably the tair won't be the best choice.
Anyway, I think you should buy one Wink (and with a bit of luck and patience you can probably find one for even less)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that zoom is 1.5-2 kg nice 55m or 100 lens LOL

I agree with Tair miles a head before any zoom and frankly good as than most well know 300mm prime or even sharper wide open.


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