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Old 07-01-2011, 19:40   #1 (permalink)
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to cheap to be true ??

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Hi Again sorry for being such a pest . I have seen the above and wonderd if it's any good I do have a sigma 18-200 but have never been happy with it, seems to be soft , not sure the camera (450D) likes it or of course i'm rubbish .
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Old 07-01-2011, 20:28   #2 (permalink)
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Re: to cheap to be true ??

The EFs 18-200mm is a sharp clean lens. It has a lock on the side. We have one on a 500D and it has never been off sence new. I can't help with the extra reach of the 55-270, but I would put my two cents in and say if you can buy a canon lens, buy the canon.
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Re: to cheap to be true ??

It is a decent low budget lens, punches well above its weight IMO. In the same class as the Nifty Fifty for me and was never off my camera untll I invested in a Sigma f2.8 70-200mm.
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Re: to cheap to be true ??

Hi Bigolbear, I have just ordered this lense (Canon 55 - 250mm F/4 - 5.6 IS) having had the same thoughts as yourself. I will let you know how it goes.

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Hi Bigolbear, I have just ordered this lense (Canon 55 - 250mm F/4 - 5.6 IS) having had the same thoughts as yourself. I will let you know how it goes.
Thanks Russ , I'll be intrested to know what you think ?
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Re: to cheap to be true ??

it depends on what you want to be doing, how do you find the 18-55 kit lens?

the superzooms can be pretty reasonable and do have a large convenience factor, if you want a bit of reach the 70-300 IS is a good lens
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Had mine for several days now having paid about 140. I like wildlife and have been very impressed with the results so far. I am a beginner to photography but am still very pleased.
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Re: to cheap to be true ??

Depends on what you are going to be using this for, but as said it punches above it's weight for the money these go for and I have seen some really sharp examples.
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Re: to cheap to be true ??

yep same as above, my friend has one and i was well impressed with it for the price. wouldnt say it was int he same league as the nifty but certainly more than value for money!
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my brother use it, and the result is excellent
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