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Canon 28-135 IS vs Canon 55-250 IS

 
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Aug 24, 2011 10:57 |  #1

Which is better? I understand the focal/zoom length difference.
But which do you prefer?


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Aug 24, 2011 11:01 |  #2

But which I would prefer depends on the zoom range I am after! :)

For me, 55-250. Because if I want some zoom, I want some zoom. 250 is near double 135. And most of us already have wider zooms that go up to 50 or more, so no need for the 28mm end on the 28-135.

THe 28-135 does have faster focusing, so if you were shooting medium distance subject that needed fast focus, it could be a good pick. As a general rule, most would probably rather the 55=250.


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Aug 24, 2011 11:04 |  #3

I have had both, and I believe then 55-250 was sharper. The 28-135 is better build, quicker focus, but I think the 55-250 gives you better results, and the prices have really dropped, you can pick one up for around $150.




  
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Aug 24, 2011 11:06 |  #4

mark2009 wrote in post #12991047 (external link)
, you can pick one up for around $150.

Don't remind me! I paid $275 for mine when it first came out. :oops:

Probably the only Canon lens that hasn't gone up 25% in price in the past 2 years.


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Aug 24, 2011 11:08 |  #5

mark2009 wrote in post #12991047 (external link)
I have had both, and I believe then 55-250 was sharper. The 28-135 is better build, quicker focus, but I think the 55-250 gives you better results, and the prices have really dropped, you can pick one up for around $150.

Thats kinda what I was thinking.
I actually own the 28-135, and rarely do I ever go below 50 with it bc I own two Lensbaby lens and the 50 1.4 so I have that range covered. LOL

But I do need more zoom. And couldn't really decide if I should let go of the 28-135 IS.
It's been a darn good lens, tell ya that much.

And I really want the Tamron 70 - 300 but you are right the Canon 55-250 IS is selling kinda cheap...figured I can buy it now and maybe get the Tamron in the near future.


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Aug 24, 2011 11:09 |  #6

With those two lenses my only criteria for choosing would be focal length.




  
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Aug 24, 2011 11:09 |  #7

JamieMc83 wrote in post #12991003 (external link)
Which is better? I understand the focal/zoom length difference.
But which do you prefer?


the Canon 55-250IS for image resolution sharpness and focal range,

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=2​&APIComp=2 (external link)


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at 100mm -

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Aug 24, 2011 11:09 |  #8

tkbslc wrote in post #12991059 (external link)
Don't remind me! I paid $275 for mine when it first came out. :oops:

Probably the only Canon lens that hasn't gone up 25% in price in the past 2 years.

Yea the Canon lens are getting PRICEY! LOL
But hey look on the bright side, Nikkor is still higher..


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Aug 24, 2011 11:10 |  #9

tkbslc wrote in post #12991059 (external link)
Don't remind me! I paid $275 for mine when it first came out. :oops:

Probably the only Canon lens that hasn't gone up 25% in price in the past 2 years.

I know, I did also, and sold it used for $200. I am actually thinking of buying another one, I have a 70-200 L, but some places will not let me bring in a white lens, and I was really happy with it.




  
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Aug 24, 2011 11:11 |  #10

mark2009 wrote in post #12991088 (external link)
I know, I did also, and sold it used for $200. I am actually thinking of buying another one, I have a 70-200 L, but some places will not let me bring in a white lens, and I was really happy with it.

Serious? Why?


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Aug 24, 2011 11:15 |  #11

i wonder why the price of Canon 55-250 IS is dropping???


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Aug 24, 2011 11:17 |  #12

denizen_9 wrote in post #12991115 (external link)
i wonder why the price of Canon 55-250 IS is dropping???

Because they were a kit lens for a while the used market is flooded with them. Same deal with the 18-55 and 28-135 and 18-135. They will never sell at full retail once they are in a kit bundle.


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Aug 24, 2011 11:19 |  #13

JamieMc83 wrote in post #12991092 (external link)
Serious? Why?

It is really stupid, some venues say no professional lenses. You have security guards that see a white lens, and just say you can not bring that in, I tried to explain and they just say no. It happened to me at citi field for the mets.




  
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Aug 24, 2011 11:21 |  #14

[QUOTE=tkbslc;12991119​]Because they were a kit lens for a while the used market is flooded with them. Same deal with the 18-55 and 28-135 and 18-135. They will never sell at full retail once they are in a kit bundle.[/QUOTE
I believe the price dropped because canon has released a new version of this Lens.




  
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Aug 24, 2011 11:31 |  #15

Whats the difference in the 55-250 IS and the 55-250 IS II?


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