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28-135, 55-250?

 
thestig99
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Jun 27, 2010 15:35 |  #1

First things first, I am on a tight budget. For both time and money :)

I just bought an XSi (finally putting down my A720IS...) and need a lens.

I mainly shoot automotive with a bit of motorsports, with the latter being my current priority. I'll be at the New England Forest Rally on July 16-17, and it'll be EPIC buzzkill if I have to shoot it with the P&S again :D (Also a track day the next weekend, and going to try to make some drift events, etc)

So, with that being said, lets talk lenses. I'm looking used in the $250ish range (I told you the budget was tight...) and I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Canon EF 28-135 IS USM and the Canon EF-S 55-250IS.

Which of these would you pick, and why? Anything else in that price range that would be good for what I'm after?

My pics from last year, if anyone cares: http://www.flickr.com …7/sets/72157621​626570071/ (external link)

Thanks :)


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Jun 28, 2010 02:13 |  #2

55-250IS - good value and useful range. Use kit lens if you need wider.


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Jun 28, 2010 02:38 |  #3

I have both and tehy are the only lenses I have. I am on the same budget :lol:


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Ingsy
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Jun 28, 2010 03:38 |  #4

I use the 55-250 for motorsport, and think it's a great little lens. Here's a couple of threads wih some images in:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=892138

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=859763


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Jun 28, 2010 13:00 |  #5

I'll leave others to comment on the 55-250 as i've never used it. I used to own a 28-135 and while it's a decent enough lens, i wouldn't recommend it for your intended use :)


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Jun 28, 2010 13:43 |  #6

GSH wrote in post #10441136 (external link)
I'll leave others to comment on the 55-250 as i've never used it. I used to own a 28-135 and while it's a decent enough lens, i wouldn't recommend it for your intended use :)

I can come back later when I'm off work and post a few images from my 55-250mm. The images are just still automotive shots. Nothing special.


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thestig99
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Jun 30, 2010 18:33 |  #7

Well, just picked up a 55-250. LOTS to learn (totally new setup, including the XSi it's on, bit of a step up from my Powershot A720IS) but I'm excited to get going with it.


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