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Is the Canon 55-250mm f4-f5.6 worth $100

 
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Mar 16, 2011 13:32 |  #1

Best Buy has the Canon 55-250mm F4-F5.6 lens on sale for $249. I have about $150 in best buy reward certificates so I could purchase this for about $100. I'm a beginner who just bought the t3i and thought this would be a decent beginner zoom. So is it worth $100?




  
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Mar 16, 2011 13:33 |  #2

EF-S 55-250 IS? It goes for around $180 used, $250ish new.


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Mar 16, 2011 13:33 |  #3

It's a great lens for the price of $249.

It's an absolute steal at $100.




  
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Mar 16, 2011 13:34 |  #4

It's worth every bit of the $249, so yes... Is this even a serious question?


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Mar 16, 2011 13:35 |  #5

themadman wrote in post #12032143 (external link)
EF-S 55-250 IS? It goes for around $180 used, $250ish new.

Yes it is the EF-S 55-250 IS version




  
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Mar 16, 2011 13:35 |  #6

Yes.


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Mar 16, 2011 13:39 |  #7

If my math is correct OP is buying it for $250 but has $150 in gift cards so he is only putting $100 of his money. :)


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Mar 16, 2011 13:45 |  #8

it would definitely be worth $100, its a great lens even for the full price


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Mar 16, 2011 13:48 |  #9

yes


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Mar 16, 2011 13:50 |  #10

There are 2 canon lens' that are awesome great lens for the money.
Nifty 50 50mm 1.8 for around $100

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Nifty 250 55-250mm IS for around $250

You can't go wrong with these lens'. 55-250 was my first lens purchase after I bought T1i with 18-55mm and I loved it. After I bought 70-200 F4 IS, I gave it to my father and I miss it time to time b/c of it lightness and excellent image quality for the money spend. LoL now I miss my nifty 50... I gave that away to my younger cousin after she got into photography. I gotta stop giving things away. =)


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Mar 16, 2011 14:07 as a reply to  @ LouKango's post |  #11

Thank you for the responses. I had read the some of the reviews on best buy but I wanted to get some input from people who I knew had some experience with different lenses and can tell the difference between a good lens and a bad lens.




  
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Mar 16, 2011 14:27 |  #12

Bought one for about 190 used a while back. The IQ and general usability of it is really great for the price and it was fast enough to track cars/motorcycles at drag races I've been to. Definitely a steal at $100.


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Mar 17, 2011 20:49 |  #13

Oh yea! The 55-250 is one hell of a lens for even the full retail price. Lots of uses, and you won't regret it one bit!




  
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