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EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

 
jack_dorsey
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Jan 10, 2014 21:12 |  #1

Seems time for a tread for this good relatively inexpensive lens.

Here is a youth soccer sequence paring the EFS 55-250 IS STM with my 70D. Yup the background is terrible but that's not the fault of the lens.

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Jan 10, 2014 21:42 |  #2

Some bird pictures. The first three were taken from my kayak. The IS seems very good to me.

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Jan 11, 2014 14:53 |  #3

Is it worth upgrading from older version.


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Jan 19, 2014 11:40 |  #4

Hi,

I've been hoping the more talented photographers would start entering pictures in this forum. Since it hasn't happened you'll have to put up with a few more from me.

A few snowy shots:

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In this one it wasn't the fault of the lens that I wasn't paying attention when the bird flew.

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Now a little change with the usual cat on the beach shots.

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Jan 28, 2014 23:06 |  #5

how's the autofocus? is it silent? near-silent?


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Jan 29, 2014 18:24 |  #6

The autofocus is very quiet. I don't hear it focus when viewing video where sound is captured. At this point its probably best to ask questions about the lens in the general lens thread as at this point not many people are posting pictures here.

I'm not a particularly knowledgeable photographer. I started the thread because I felt there was a need not because I have expert knowledge of the lens.


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Feb 10, 2014 21:50 |  #7

Just got mine today, well worth the price. Both this and the 18-55 STMs have me very impressed and satisfied. The average amatuer now has the tools to do great things on a budget. Who needs an L?




  
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Feb 18, 2014 20:11 |  #8

Sled Dog Race Laconia NH

Hi,

Last Saturday I went to sled dog races with a friend. I tried to add some interest by lying on my belly in the snow just off the side of the track. It certainly added
a bit of excitement for me.

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I was surprised at the dogs that were racing. I expected huskies but for this 15 mile race they were using what looked to me like hounds that weighed about 40 to 45 lbs.

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The mushers were actively providing propulsion on the uphill sections.

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Overall the sleds averaged about 18 miles per hour. With the number of dogs in the team varying from 8 dogs to 16. This is a large team of 14 dogs.

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This team of 8 dogs had the days fastest time. The race consisted of a 15 mile race three days in a row. On subsequent days no new dogs could be added to a team
but dogs could be removed.

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They were working like dogs and loving it.

Jack
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Feb 18, 2014 20:18 |  #9

I love the macro/close focus capability of this lens. It is a pleasant unexpected bonus.
I was about 30 inches from this clock which is about 15 inches wide and got this nice sharp image with no modifications in jpg with a 30D in manual mode at 250mm auto focus. I really appreciate the image stabilization of this lens

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Feb 18, 2014 23:13 |  #10

I just ordered one for my wife to use on her SL1. I'm sure it will give a little bit better IQ and it sure will be easier for her to use a CPL.


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Mar 16, 2014 12:57 |  #11

I have a favor to ask anyone with this lens. I have noticed a possible issue but would like for someone to verify the specification before I send it off to Canon. According to the Canon website this lens has a minimum focus distance of 2.9 feet throughout the zoom range.
I cannot get mine to autofocus between approx 70mm to 135mm unless I have a minimum of approx 4-5 feet. At the rest of the focal lengths, 55-70 and 135-250 it auto focus fine at the stated minimum focus distance of 2.9 feet.
Would you see if this is consistent with your lens?

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Mar 17, 2014 13:13 |  #12

Hi,

I tested the focus of my 55-250 STM at 79, 100, and 130mm at 3 ft from the target to the camera body. It focused fine with the aperture wide open at 3 ft with the camera hand held using one shot with the middle focus point. I'm using a 70D.


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Mar 17, 2014 13:16 |  #13

Thanks, there is a problem with mine then. Ill send her in. Much appreciated.




  
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Mar 17, 2014 21:46 as a reply to  @ mastertech01's post |  #14

Hi Jack,

You do know there is a much older thread on the lens currently running. Possibly why you aren't getting too many contributions.


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Mar 17, 2014 21:47 |  #15

Kirth Gersen wrote in post #16766288 (external link)
Hi Jack,

You do know there is a much older thread on the lens currently running. Possibly why you aren't getting too many contributions.

That's a much older IS lens, this is for the STM IS. Are they posting about it in there too?




  
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