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How effective is the IS on the 55-250mm?

 
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Sep 25, 2011 23:00 |  #1

I'm considering shopping around for a 55-250mm IS, but I found a 75-300mm for just $75 so I'm tempted to just grab it. I've heard the 55-250 is alot better, but how much better and more effective is it?

Does anyone have a picture comparison?

Thanks in advance!


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Sep 25, 2011 23:02 |  #2

Yes to the 55-250 IS. No to the 75-300.




  
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Sep 25, 2011 23:05 |  #3

the 75-300's IQ leaves a lot to be desired. You're much better off with the 55-250. It's a great lens for the money.


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Sep 25, 2011 23:10 |  #4

Good to hear.


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Sep 25, 2011 23:11 |  #5

It is not just the is which is vey good by the way, but the optics are much better. I would pass on the 75-300.


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You can find 55-250 for around $150 on CL and here.. because of the recent combo deals there are plenty of 55-250's on market. Check your local CL. So for 75$ over what you are planning to spend, 55-250 is an amazing lens..

After this your next low price lens should be 50mm 1.8 which is another mind blowing lens. I would pass 75-300, even for $75. When you have the above mentioned lens and still have a few bucks go for YN560 flash.

I hope this helps :)


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Sep 26, 2011 02:29 |  #7

I know it sounds like a good deal, since you see the 75-300mm listed at $200 in most stores. However, if you watch listings, that lens usually sells for around $100. Like everyone else said the 55-250mm IS is a much better lens. For a while, it was $150 new at a bunch of stores. You may be able to get it from someone who bought it at that price for a bit of a discount. The 18-55mm IS is also a great lens if you want a slight upgrade to your kit lens.


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Sep 26, 2011 05:41 |  #8

The 55-250mm is way better than the 75-300.

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Sep 26, 2011 07:48 |  #9

GregoryF wrote in post #13162774 (external link)
It is not just the is which is vey good by the way, but the optics are much better. I would pass on the 75-300.

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Sep 26, 2011 07:51 |  #10

I agree, 55-250 is heaps better, for a cheaper lens its actually quite sharp




  
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Sep 26, 2011 12:37 |  #11

I think it has 2-stop IS. I do find it to be pretty helpful, once the IS settles down and you can really lock in focus. Of course, I'm Admiral Shakyhands, commander of the stormy seas fleet of the Nation of Twitchonia - so it might be more useful to me than some others.

I do think you'll be happier with the 55-250 over the 75-300. Although I've scraped good shots out of the longer lens before, it certainly takes more work.


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Sep 26, 2011 12:53 |  #12

chandu_732 wrote in post #13162844 (external link)
You can find 55-250 for around $150 on CL and here.. because of the recent combo deals there are plenty of 55-250's on market. Check your local CL. So for 75$ over what you are planning to spend, 55-250 is an amazing lens..

After this your next low price lens should be 50mm 1.8 which is another mind blowing lens. I would pass 75-300, even for $75. When you have the above mentioned lens and still have a few bucks go for YN560 flash.

I hope this helps :)

Do this. That's what I did. Except I got the 430 EX II instead. Haven't regretted it one bit.


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Sep 26, 2011 15:05 |  #13

ocnmidget wrote in post #13162735 (external link)
I'm considering shopping around for a 55-250mm IS, but I found a 75-300mm for just $75 so I'm tempted to just grab it. I've heard the 55-250 is alot better, but how much better and more effective is it?

Does anyone have a picture comparison?

Thanks in advance!

you can look at samples in the lens archives, the 55-250IS is sharp, well worth $150, even twice that amount




  
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Sep 26, 2011 15:06 |  #14

The IS is VERY good on the 55-250.

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Sep 26, 2011 16:04 |  #15

Nice shot of the snake! I guess I'm going to wait and find a 55-250; why are those speedlight flashes so expensive? Is it really worth it? What's the major benefit?


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