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

 
Malk
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Dec 17, 2007 21:23 |  #16

There!
The reason why i was confused was because when i did what you wrote the first time and saved that crop, i looked at its properties in windows and it still showed 3888x2592 pixels, not 800x800.
But second time i did it it showed 800x800 correctly :)
now that leaves the question about the original image in this post (uncropped), is that good enough?
All i did to that was convert to Jpeg and resize to 800X533 (to preserve the correct aspect ratio)




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Dec 18, 2007 00:11 |  #17

That crop of the duck is soft. I think 1/60 is too long for an effective 400mm focal length, even with IS. f/5.6 is going to be limiting in less than daylight. That pic of the building looks pretty good though.


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Feb 25, 2008 06:01 |  #18

-= ARCHIVE EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS

Specifications hereexternal link:
Announced 22-aug-07. US availablity from March 2008.

We'll need an archive thread for this soon - people are already asking for examples, so if you've got'em, post'em!

Here are a few links to recent discussions on this lens at POTN:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=459551
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=419049
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=448416
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=445043

More example images here:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=465413
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=492427

External links:
Photozone.de reviewexternal link.
The-digital-picture reviewexternal link.




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djglenn1337
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Feb 25, 2008 14:02 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #19

yes any example images & user feedback for this lens would be very useful :D


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junji98
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Feb 25, 2008 21:20 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #20

i am a recent owner of this lens (and a recent dslr convert...and a new member to this great forum). i am trying to figure out how to post images (any sticky?). what kind of pics do you want exactly? at 250mm? and is there like a tutorial on how to make a 100% crop and post it here? sorry for the 'noob-ness' but i do want to contribute something.


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Feb 25, 2008 22:31 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #21

Here's the image posting rules FAQ: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=194511

Images that demonstrate the strengths or failings of the lens are welcome, and even "average" shots. The idea is just to have a central place where members can see what the lens can do.
It's best if you include EXIF data, either stored in the image, or added to the post, and note any post processing done, such as sharpening. 100% crops are achieved by selecting an area of say 400 x 400 image pixels (so that is 400 x 400 displayed pixels at 100% display) and saving that as a separate file and then uploading it. There's probably a better description of how to do this somewhere.

Check out the other image archive threads to see how they work. Theres' a sticky at the top of the forum page with links.




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djglenn1337
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Feb 28, 2008 17:04 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #22

no-one with this lens willing to post a picture? :-(


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Dork ­ Knight
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Mar 02, 2008 09:21 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #23

I purchased this lens for my fathers birthday which is later this month, however, I gave him the lens yesterday as an early gift.

He uses an EOS 350D and he seems pretty happy with the results - He has a Flickr (external link) page where he's uploaded a few images - Below are some examples taken from his recent upload;

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IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2304025427_3cf70f8156_b.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2367/2304820532_c6d39ec01c_b.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/2304817398_cc66827b04_b.jpg

I hope these examples are OK.

Jason

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djglenn1337
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Mar 02, 2008 14:16 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #24

wow, does appear sharp to me...though I am a beginner... any pro's comments on the above pictures?

You have a decent kit yourself Dork, whats your opinion of it?


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tom ­ s
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Mar 02, 2008 20:40 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #25

try here for more samples:
http://www.pbase.com ...s/canon/ef_s_55_250​_mm_isexternal link

It seems that the lens is very sharp from f/6.3-f/8.


Using: Canon 70d, Canon 50d, 135 2 USM L, 50 1.8, Sigma 10 2.8 HSM EX fisheye, Sigma 180 2.8 AP✿ macr✿, Sigma 18-35 1.8 ART, Nikon D5500

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MLphoto
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Mar 10, 2008 00:54 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #26

This lens is going for 250 on ebay and other sites, ill be defenetly getting this.


http://flickr.com/marc​el-lech-photographyexternal link

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flipstyle72
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Mar 13, 2008 15:32 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #27
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yep, think i'll get this one until i get the 70-200L

Awesome shots guys...




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Mar 13, 2008 16:51 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #28

All of these were hand held- gotta love the IS!!!

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Boring pic...
IMAGE: http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b390/pointerDixie214/IMG_0509Large.jpg

100% crop
IMAGE: http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b390/pointerDixie214/100cropmiddle.jpg

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flipstyle72
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Mar 14, 2008 14:11 |  #29
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one of the reviews on this lens said it was less than stellar capabilities coupled with the 350D, but the below shots sure look excellent to me.

EDITED: ok so i was in the photo store today, and decided to pick it up. 299.99 same as B&H.

Hope to have some shots later this weekend to post.

Dork Knight wrote in post #5032405 (external link)
I purchased this lens for my fathers birthday which is later this month, however, I gave him the lens yesterday as an early gift.

He uses an EOS 350D and he seems pretty happy with the results - He has a Flickr (external link) page where he's uploaded a few images - Below are some examples taken from his recent upload;

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I hope these examples are OK.

Jason




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snguyen
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Mar 15, 2008 15:15 as a reply to xarqi's post |  #30

I've only had this lens a few days -- so far, so good.

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