I'm looking for my first telephoto zoom lens. I can't really spend too much money on it, so I'm looking at the Canon EF S 55-250mm IS, and the Sigma 70-300mm APO DG macro lens.
I like the idea of having the extra range of the Sigma lens, but I've heard that the quality of the Canon in a little better. Am I going to miss the extra 50mm, or is 250mm close enough that it isn't really worth worrying about?
if I could, I would just get the EF 70-300mm IS USM. Unfortunatly, $500+ is just too high.