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Target (In-Store): 55-250mm f/4-5.6 [$150] & 75-300mm f/4-5.6 [$100]

 
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Jun 27, 2011 14:45 |  #31

Just saw one on Craigslist for $225. Is it really worth the trouble for less than $75?


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Jun 27, 2011 15:09 |  #32

Ehh... what trouble? (Clint Eastwood?) (correction: Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson)

Took some test shots - this is a fine lens as long as you don't try to stretch it's capabilities. Has nice IQ at 250mm - surprising. Quality of crops is very reasonable. I may end up with some expensive prime in a few years, but this is a good, inexpensive way to become acquainted with the range. Might turn out to be the best $150 I ever spent.


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Jun 27, 2011 15:30 |  #33

kompressor wrote in post #12666164 (external link)
Just saw one on Craigslist for $225. Is it really worth the trouble for less than $75?

Is showing up at a store for a 33% discount "trouble"?


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Jun 27, 2011 16:23 |  #34

Bubbygator, best 150 you spent but yet your sig says you are selling it? O.o


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Jun 27, 2011 17:58 |  #35

kbowers wrote in post #12666741 (external link)
Bubbygator, best 150 you spent but yet your sig says you are selling it? O.o

Ohhh - that's not what I meant!! But you're right... I'll change it.

I'm going to my grandson's USSSA National Championship this weekend - I'm gonna shoot a bunch!!!


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Jun 27, 2011 18:05 |  #36

kbowers wrote in post #12666741 (external link)
Bubbygator, best 150 you spent but yet your sig says you are selling it? O.o

'on sale' =/= 'for sale'




  
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Jun 27, 2011 23:15 as a reply to  @ Bokehlicious's post |  #37

Is it on sale at all Targets? My Target had it in stock but was still at regular price even after asking the clerk to scan it to make sure. BTW I'm located in Honolulu...also new to the forums!




  
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Jun 28, 2011 02:59 |  #38

leilowed wrote in post #12668806 (external link)
Is it on sale at all Targets? My Target had it in stock but was still at regular price even after asking the clerk to scan it to make sure. BTW I'm located in Honolulu...also new to the forums!

It's national but I heard it's not working at stores in Hawaii (don't quote me)




  
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Jun 28, 2011 05:07 |  #39

jmg181 wrote in post #12666446 (external link)
Is showing up at a store for a 33% discount "trouble"?

I mean, is it really worth it to snatch up extra lenses for $150 with the sole intention of reselling them on Craigslist for $200+? Leave them in the store for a budding photographer... (Really just a rant)


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Jun 30, 2011 18:01 |  #40

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thanks for the link! Too bad the 75-300 looks like a crappy lens and the 55-250 is OOS. :(

The 55-250 is an EFS lens that won't work on my camera. I went to Target and bought a 75-300 Mk III for $99.99 and am pleasantly surprised. It seems to be a good lens with very good IQ for the price. I understand there may be some quality variations from specimen to specimen so, if you buy one, check it out thoroughly before you decide to keep it.




  
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Jul 01, 2011 20:47 |  #41

Yea guys, thanks for the link! My local store was sold out so I ran to one about 20 miles away and they had 2 left. I picked one up for myself and left the other for whoever might need it! Just hope they get it by tomorrrow... This one should hold me over for a few years until I feel the need for more expensive glass!


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Jul 01, 2011 20:51 |  #42

I was in my local target store today, remembered this thread and asked if they had any in stock. They had about 4 55-250mm ones in stock! Too bad I don't need any.


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Jul 02, 2011 05:46 as a reply to  @ vitacura's post |  #43

Visited a local gym before leaving for Nationals - the 55-250 is too slow to be of any real benefit on inside poorly lit gyms... as I suspected. I can get the pics wide-open at ISO 3200, but they are darkish and there's too much focus hunting (compared to my 85/1.8). But still a good lens for outdoors carry-around - very light-weight and decent IQ.


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Jul 03, 2011 15:26 as a reply to  @ bubbygator's post |  #44

i went to target today with a buddy of mine that just bought a 60d.
Target had it for $299 and said the sale for $150 is over.
anyone else have this happen?
looks like at least one person did.



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Jul 03, 2011 16:05 |  #45

turkleten wrote in post #12623256 (external link)
I was about to post this on SlickDeals but a SDer beat me to it.
Link/credits/etc go to thatbb6.

Target in-store deals. Prices are valid 6/19 - 7/02/2011

Canon EF 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens
DPCI: 056-10-0536
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$150

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens
DPCI: 056-10-1999
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$100

Deal expired yestereday (07/02/2011).

Check your local Craigslist - there are plenty for sale for about $50 more than this deal!


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