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

 
borism
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Jun 12, 2011 20:51 as a reply to post 12582344 |  #3901

I wanted to share my recent experience with this lens
I just got this lens about a week ago taking advantage of the Canons rebate, a 200$ lens , long enough, small enough, light with IS, just what I needed.
I am used to carry my 70-200 f4, but recently wanted a more compact setup to carry around , not so flashy and more stealthy (?), don't get me wrong I don't mind my white lens, but sometimes a smaller kit is the right ticket.
Just like yesterday I went to a Katy Perry concert with my daughter and wife, it was great, perfect sound, amazing show and I am so glad I had my camera with me.
I took my old 30D and my 18-55IS and the new 55-250IS and took some nice images
I have to say I am impressed
These pics are not award winning by any standard but turned nicer than I expected
I used my old 30D at 1250 or even 1600 ISO (not the best low light high ISO camera I can say), very, Very demanding light conditions
I was sitting way up on the venue far far away
The 55-250 wide open at 250mm f5.6 most of the time, not much trouble to focus, that was a nice surprice
I cleaned the images a little on LR 2 with some Noise reduction and sharpening nothing more
I really like the end result for what it is
Here is some examples, what do you think?

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KATY PERRY CONCERT BANK ATLANTIC (external link) by boris68 (external link), on Flickr

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KATY PERRY CONCERT BANK ATLANTIC (external link) by boris68 (external link), on Flickr

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KATY PERRY CONCERT BANK ATLANTIC (external link) by boris68 (external link), on Flickr

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KATY PERRY CONCERT BANK ATLANTIC (external link) by boris68 (external link), on Flickr

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Jun 13, 2011 01:00 |  #3902

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mpix345
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Jun 13, 2011 01:06 |  #3903

jhayesvw wrote in post #12581913external link
looking through these photos i wonder if there are "better copies" of this lens and maybe not so good copies.
some of these photos are absolutely amazing. While others are so so.
i am seriously considering getting one of these to replace my 75-300 non IS lens.
im up in the air, i really want to pull the trigger and order one, but i dont want a "bad copy".

I'd say there is way more variability in photographer than in the lens. You really have to consider that many folks get this lens with their first DSLR. They are learning with it. Not to say that you might not get a sub-standard copy, but I think it is worth taking the chance.


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Winwin
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Jun 13, 2011 01:31 |  #3904

@ 250mm, f/5.6

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Robin522
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Jun 13, 2011 03:12 |  #3905

Well done, borism!


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C.Michael
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Jun 13, 2011 03:33 |  #3906

I really want one of these lenses. If anyone wants to sell - hit me up.

Great photos everyone!!


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amishelvis
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Jun 13, 2011 04:19 |  #3907

I agree with Mpix, some of us are gaining experience with it, so if our photos are not as crystal clear as others the difference is the photographers more than the lense. And then there are those who are magicians with editing software and some who mostly crop and sharpen if that. It's a decent lense, not the best, but a good IS for a couple hundred. Hard to beat.


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Jun 13, 2011 06:34 |  #3908

RobinSchouten wrote in post #12583853external link
Well done, borism!

Thanks!


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InsanelyMarc
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Jun 13, 2011 09:05 |  #3909

I miss my 55-250mm at times. Just as borism said, I love my 70-200mm but sometimes the compactness of the 55-250mm is great. Thinking bout picking one up for a trip i'm going on next month.


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borism
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Jun 13, 2011 09:18 |  #3910

And now we have the 55-250IS MKII !!

I should have known better, I buy the MKI and a week later we have the MKII, off course :-(


http://www.canonrumors​.com ...ef-s-55-250-f4-5-6-is-ii/external link


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Jun 13, 2011 09:51 |  #3911

borism wrote in post #12584806external link
And now we have the 55-250IS MKII !!

I should have known better, I buy the MKI and a week later we have the MKII, off course :-(


http://www.canonrumors​.com ...ef-s-55-250-f4-5-6-is-ii/external link

Kind of vague article on what the improvements/advantage​s of the new product over the old one.



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Jun 13, 2011 10:38 |  #3912

HoosierJoe wrote in post #12584956external link
Kind of vague article on what the improvements/advantage​s of the new product over the old one.

That is just the Canon announcement copy from the website of the new lens
Not really an article but it mention this:
Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) counters image blur during low light and handheld shooting, and the inclusion of an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lens element and Canon’s Super Spectra Coatings also ensure beautifully crisp, high contrast and glare-free images

So Better IS (4stops) a UD glass with coating (probably the coating is only on the UD lens) that should enhance sharpness and glare rejection

Nice enhancements to an already nice lens


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Jun 13, 2011 11:00 |  #3913

borism wrote in post #12585182external link
That is just the Canon announcement copy from the website of the new lens
Not really an article but it mention this:
Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) counters image blur during low light and handheld shooting, and the inclusion of an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lens element and Canon’s Super Spectra Coatings also ensure beautifully crisp, high contrast and glare-free images

So Better IS (4stops) a UD glass with coating (probably the coating is only on the UD lens) that should enhance sharpness and glare rejection

Nice enhancements to an already nice lens

Great! A good copy of the MkI version of this lens can be sharp. The MkII version sounds good. But I just bought the MkI new so I doubt I will be switching. But we can look for a few dozen of the old versions on the sale thread as soon as the new one comes out.



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GregoryF
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Jun 13, 2011 11:37 |  #3914

borism wrote in post #12585182external link
That is just the Canon announcement copy from the website of the new lens
Not really an article but it mention this:
Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) counters image blur during low light and handheld shooting, and the inclusion of an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lens element and Canon’s Super Spectra Coatings also ensure beautifully crisp, high contrast and glare-free images

So Better IS (4stops) a UD glass with coating (probably the coating is only on the UD lens) that should enhance sharpness and glare rejection

Nice enhancements to an already nice lens

The mk 1 has those same specs! Look it up on Canon's original press release. All you are going to see on the mkII is some cosmetic and savings in production to match up with the recent 18-55 is downgrade.


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Jun 13, 2011 11:58 |  #3915

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