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

 
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Jul 08, 2015 13:42 as a reply to  @ post 17624909 |  #166

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Jul 09, 2015 11:17 |  #167

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I've had this lens for a little while now and it is hardly ever off my camera. I had before considered getting the 70-200 f4 IS, and I wonder how much I'd really be gaining with all the extra cash it would require. Sure it's much better built, but I could buy 4 of these for that price.

I had the 55-250 IS (non STM) and the 70-200 f4 IS. I have moved to primes mostly now, but I loved both lenses in their own way. The 55-250 was the 2nd lens I bought to go with my kit lens. Being a newb, I worked my way thru lenses pretty fast. I probably sold that lens before I should have. I was shooting cars a lot, so having a rotating front element with circular polarizer filters sucked (STM model solves that problem). Sold the 55-250 for a 70-200 f4L non IS, then later sold that for the IS model. They both have their pros and cons. The only real cons to the 70-200 are that it is expensive and kinda long to pack in a small bag. AF, color, contrast and sharpness were all better with the 70-200, but I would say the 55-250 is probably 80-90% the lens that the 70-200 is, but at 1/4 of the price. That's typical L stuff, they make you pay a ton for that last little bit of image quality. I feel the same way with the 85 1.8 vs the 135L.

In the end, I sold the 70-200 f4L IS to buy the 135L (no regrets, love it), but really interested in getting an EOS M and using the 55-250 STM lens as a nice travel telephoto.

Below is a comparo shot before I sold the 55-250. Both shot on my old Rebel in JPG mode. SOOC, no editing besides cropping. Again this is the non STM model, so sharpness and detail are probably better with the STM.

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Jul 09, 2015 13:58 |  #168

This is my current favourite lens. Mine's sharp, its AF is fast and accurate (I really like STM) and --- miracle of miracles! --- it's not decentered. I get along with this one much better than I ever did with either the Canon or Tamron 70-300s.

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Canon EOS 60D :: Canon EOS 7D :: Canon EOS 10 :: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM :: Manual-focus Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM :: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

  
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Jul 11, 2015 20:13 |  #169

Haven't posted here in a while, hope some of my early posts prompted others to buy this excellent lens.

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Jul 13, 2015 19:08 |  #171

Well I'm selling my excellent copy of my 55-250mm is II and bought one of these stm models. Hope it's as sharp or better than my copy. So I will be posting here soon.




  
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Jul 13, 2015 20:22 |  #172

djr01974 wrote in post #17630536 (external link)
Well I'm selling my excellent copy of my 55-250mm is II and bought one of these stm models. Hope it's as sharp or better than my copy. So I will be posting here soon.

I gave away my 55-250 II and bought the STM. Couldn't be happier.


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Jul 13, 2015 20:48 |  #173

Here is our cat being nosy - loving this lens;-)a:-):-):-)

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Finally got it right I think - Nikon D7500, Nikon 300 F4 PF, Nikon 1.4 X mk3 TC

  
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Jul 14, 2015 20:26 |  #174

Another one from this amazing little lens, not much of a picture - just a bit of our back wall.
Check out the water droplets ;-)a:-):-):-)

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Finally got it right I think - Nikon D7500, Nikon 300 F4 PF, Nikon 1.4 X mk3 TC

  
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Jul 14, 2015 20:33 |  #175

Mine will be here tomorrow. Can't wait to test it out.




  
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Jul 14, 2015 20:37 |  #176

djr01974 wrote in post #17631902 (external link)
Mine will be here tomorrow. Can't wait to test it out.


You wont be disappointed I have only had mine from new 3 days and i cant get over it, i still have to check its on as its just so quiet - and talk about fast and accurate with focus - it is brill, and it is so light, but one thing i think it deffo needs just from a macho type of thing is the hood that does not come with it and needs buying separate.


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Jul 14, 2015 20:43 |  #177

I have a hood for my none stm that will be going on.




  
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Jul 14, 2015 20:51 |  #178

djr01974 wrote in post #17631914 (external link)
I have a hood for my none stm that will be going on.


Thats good, what body are you using it on?

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Jul 14, 2015 21:55 |  #179

T3i. I believe that's the 600d




  
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Jul 15, 2015 08:09 |  #180

djr01974 wrote in post #17631914 (external link)
I have a hood for my none stm that will be going on.

the hood for the non-STM lens does not fit.
I had to buy a new hood. I found a good knock off - LH-63 on Amazon


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