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 Post subject: Lens upgrade
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 1:13 pm 
Hi everyone,

I am currently using a Sigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC Lens.

I am considering purchasing a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Lens.

Can anyone give me any advice. Does anyone own the Canon lens is worth upgrading to this lens?

Im thinking as the Canon lens is Canon the quality will be better all round and it has the Image Stabiliser on it and it has the extra 50mm.

Any Advice would be aspirated.

Sam


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:47 pm 
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I have the 55-250 and I am very happy with it. The question really is what do you intend to use it for? If you want sports action shots, it doesn't have the quickest focusing and is slow @f5.6 wide open. Other than that it is great.

I'm assuming you have a lens to cover the 18-55 range...

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:51 pm 
Hi Sam,

I own this lens and I thing for the money it cost it’s a very good Lens. I'm not a professional, I just mainly use it to take pictures of my kids and some scenery shots when we're on vacation, but the pictures come out sharp and very nice. The IS is effective and will really help you on those pictures you’re fully zoomed.

Also take a look at the LENS GALLERY section you'll find some nice examples.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:54 pm 
Thanks for tacking the time to reply.

I use my Sigma which covers 18 200.

I often find myself lagging in the extra zoom. I wanted to snap a segal in a waterfall the other day it was just that little bit to far for my lens. I was thinking about the 70 300 but it doesn’t have the IS. I like the look of this lens because it seems pretty cheap and has the IS.

I will be mainly using it for animal shots where you cant get to close without scaring it away. Ill prob use it for landscape photos too if theirs something id like to pick out in the distance.

Sam


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Will your budget accomodate the Canon EF-70-300IS? If so, it may be a better choice with the extra 100mm over what you have now. Otherwise the 55-250 is your pick in that price range. My .02

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:16 pm 
jitteringjr wrote:
Will your budget accomodate the Canon EF-70-300IS? If so, it may be a better choice with the extra 100mm over what you have now. Otherwise the 55-250 is your pick in that price range. My .02


I think your right mate, for the extra 100mm its worth the extra dosh.


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