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Jan 02, 2013 23:04 |  #16

55-250mm


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Jan 03, 2013 04:23 as a reply to  @ kawi_200's post |  #17

You didn't say what your budget was, but if you can afford it you can get a EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (list price of $649.99), for about $300 new or slightly used, on craigslist, or here on POTN. The reason they are selling for so cheap is that they were kit lenses with the 5DIII a few months ago and a lot of people who didn't need them were selling to offset the cost of their 5DIII. I bought one last August, brand new in the box with all documents and an unexpired warranty card. -rick


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Jan 03, 2013 07:33 |  #18

5-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4-5.6 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
Improved mechanism makes zooming smoother; front part of zoom ring sports silver ring
Measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 4.8 inches long; weighs 16.8 ounces; 1-year warranty
4.9-foot closest focusing distance; 32- to 8-degree diagonal angle of view ,is this. The same. Lens your referring too..alazgr8?




  
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Jan 03, 2013 19:24 |  #19

Hey thanks. I may have a new in the. Box
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Re: newbie lens question
Canon EF-S 55-250mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (EFS55250IS).f4-5.6isll .and im little nervous as I don't know what to look for?people. Are making good fakes these Days...any advice would be great, the guy said I could. Try it out..I.didnt want to start a new thread




  
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Jan 03, 2013 21:20 |  #20

If anyone can read my previous post it would save you all
Froma new thread?Any moderators looking in it would be great help.
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Jan 03, 2013 22:52 as a reply to  @ post 15437563 |  #21

A little late to the conversation but thought I'd add my 2 cents as well in case someone stumbles in later. I bought the 75-300 when I first invested in Canon's DSLRs about 5 years ago. I reached its limitations very quickly and its spent most of its time with me in the camera bag. Honestly not sure why I haven't tried to sell it, will most likely lend it out to aspiring photographer friends so they can get some practice with a telephoto without my worrying about them breaking it.

Caveat is I know very little about the 55-250 and have never used one but I will say that in my experience I would have used the 55mm more than the 300.


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Jan 03, 2013 23:18 |  #22

There are two versions of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS lens. The newer version has "II" at the end of the name to signify "mark 2" or the second version. Both versions are essentially the same as far as image quality and only differ in minor cosmetic changes. You should be able to get a used one for $150 or less. I bought a refurbished one for $199 a couple years ago. If you buy new you'll get a one year warranty.


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Jan 04, 2013 02:10 |  #23

How about the Tamron 18-270 for a walkaround?


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