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Sep 09, 2011 10:43 |  #1

I currently have a Canon 55-250 lens which is my zoom lens at the moment. I have the option to trade this for a Sigma 70-300 DG Macro. I'm debating this one as the Sigma would give me that little extra in terms of zooming capability however I'm not too familiar with Sigma lenses.

Does this seem like a fair swap in terms of lens quality? The 55-250 is a smidge more than the Sigma but I'm not too terribly concerned with that. I'll be using this on a T3i if that makes any difference.

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Sep 09, 2011 10:44 |  #2

When I owned the Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro I found it to be fairly soft at the longer end...I have no experience the the Canon 55-250 though.


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Sep 09, 2011 10:47 |  #3

You'd be giving up stabilization for the extra 50mm. I think I'd hold on to the 55-250.




  
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Sep 09, 2011 10:48 |  #4

Keep the 55-250 IS.




  
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Sep 09, 2011 10:55 |  #5

LightRules wrote in post #13075616 (external link)
Keep the 55-250 IS.

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Sep 09, 2011 10:59 |  #6

Cool. The community has spoken :D I'll hold onto the 250 for now. Just seemed like it would be a good deal but I guess not. Thanks everyone.


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Sep 11, 2011 17:48 |  #7

Good move.


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