seoul4korea wrote in post #12551433
I always tell people the same thing because the 70-200 stomps out the 55-250 and it doesn't cost much more.
Well, it stomps it in a lot of ways but it's not that clear of a decision, the 55-250 has a lot of other advantages beyond just price. It's much smaller. It has significantly more reach and also goes wider (for wildlife, who cares, but if you're using it as a walk-around, 55mm is better than 70mm on a lot of things). And it has IS, so even with the f/5.6, you can shoot in lower light than you can with the 70-200 f/4 non-IS if you're handholding.
Those are the reasons I sold my 70-200 f/4 and kept the 55-250. If I only shot outdoors in good light, I definitely would have preferred the 70-200 though, it was super-fast focusing and pretty sharp through the range