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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS - Nifty Two-Fifty

 
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Feb 27, 2011 20:53 |  #3541

AnnieBananie wrote in post #11925171 (external link)
I really love this lens!!!

I don't know. It makes that goose look fake.
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Feb 27, 2011 20:57 |  #3542

-MountainDog- wrote in post #11926350 (external link)
I don't know. It makes that goose look fake.
:cool:

LOL!

Some of these people need to make sure they didnt actually use an L lens to take these great sharp photos! This lens is magical for the price and man to be able to hand hold a camera again sure is magic to me.:)




  
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Feb 27, 2011 20:59 as a reply to  @ mastertech01's post |  #3543

Just off Maui. My girlfriend got this one with my camera

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Feb 27, 2011 21:00 as a reply to  @ whaase's post |  #3544

North Maui

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Feb 27, 2011 21:17 as a reply to  @ whaase's post |  #3545

You guys gave me a reaosn to live for LMAO!!!! :D I'm new to this photo stuff and I bought a Canon Rebel XS and got a 70-300mm lens with no IS. Since shooting with that lens I havent gotten what I hoped for but this lens seems wayyyyyyyyy better than anything I have seen.

I was wondering if I by this lens the IS should reduce some shakiness or blurriness on some pics correct? So what do you guys think moving to this one from a non IS 70-300mm? Is it a step down or would It be better?

Ok Im searching the web to order it.




  
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Feb 27, 2011 21:47 |  #3546

AnnieBananie wrote in post #11925171 (external link)
I really love this lens!!!

Me too! Here's a real wood duck I took with mine. (funny story. I posted this pic on another forum & several people thought it was made out of wood. I even said that it was the 1st wood duck I had seen in the wild & I got several comments along the lines of "I can't believe that's made out of wood!") :lol:

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Feb 27, 2011 21:49 |  #3547

jmorante wrote in post #11926518 (external link)
You guys gave me a reaosn to live for LMAO!!!! :D I'm new to this photo stuff and I bought a Canon Rebel XS and got a 70-300mm lens with no IS. Since shooting with that lens I havent gotten what I hoped for but this lens seems wayyyyyyyyy better than anything I have seen.

I was wondering if I by this lens the IS should reduce some shakiness or blurriness on some pics correct? So what do you guys think moving to this one from a non IS 70-300mm? Is it a step down or would It be better?

Ok Im searching the web to order it.

Check the marketplace ads here on POTN. You can sometimes pick up a good buy one one of these sweet lenses. That's how I got mine.


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Feb 27, 2011 22:48 |  #3548

jmorante wrote in post #11926518 (external link)
You guys gave me a reaosn to live for LMAO!!!! :D I'm new to this photo stuff and I bought a Canon Rebel XS and got a 70-300mm lens with no IS. Since shooting with that lens I havent gotten what I hoped for but this lens seems wayyyyyyyyy better than anything I have seen.

I was wondering if I by this lens the IS should reduce some shakiness or blurriness on some pics correct? So what do you guys think moving to this one from a non IS 70-300mm? Is it a step down or would It be better?

Ok Im searching the web to order it.

Lol! :D

I love my 55-250, though I don't use it a lot. I did a bit of an informal test, and found that IS gives me probably 2 stops on average. In really low light where hand holding is marginal, I switch to Continuous Shooting, whether with the XSi or the 60D.

Sometimes you need a tripod, even with the 55-250. I love cheetahs and this is probably my favorite photo. I've embedded the full photo and a 100% crop to show detail. I took this with my XSi and had it mounted on an old (but reliable) tripod. I took this at the National Zoo in DC. The lens was at 250mm. Exif: 1/125s, f/8.0, ISO800, 250mm. Enjoy.

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Feb 28, 2011 02:00 |  #3549

mathogre wrote in post #11927017 (external link)
Lol! :D

I love my 55-250, though I don't use it a lot. I did a bit of an informal test, and found that IS gives me probably 2 stops on average. In really low light where hand holding is marginal, I switch to Continuous Shooting, whether with the XSi or the 60D.

Sometimes you need a tripod, even with the 55-250. I love cheetahs and this is probably my favorite photo. I've embedded the full photo and a 100% crop to show detail. I took this with my XSi and had it mounted on an old (but reliable) tripod. I took this at the National Zoo in DC. The lens was at 250mm. Exif: 1/125s, f/8.0, ISO800, 250mm. Enjoy.

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder how the 55-250 IS compares to the 75-300 IS. I seem to hear everyone loves the 55-250 but dont hear much from the 75-300 IS.

Im going to give it a try so hopefully I don't loose $$$$ on nothing.




  
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Feb 28, 2011 12:50 as a reply to  @ post 11925171 |  #3550

I have sent mine back after using it twice :mad: something was wrong inside it, replacement should be with me tomorrow




  
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Feb 28, 2011 20:39 |  #3551

Taken on the first outing with the 55-250 on my new 60D...

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Mar 01, 2011 06:36 |  #3552

Treefrog that is excellent work!


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Mar 01, 2011 11:03 |  #3553

Wonderful shots, treefrog!


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Mar 01, 2011 11:12 as a reply to  @ apexman's post |  #3554

Thanks guys...




  
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Mar 01, 2011 12:06 as a reply to  @ Treefrog84's post |  #3555

replacement lens arrived today, the difference between this one and the one I sent back is like light and day

this one works as it should..it is obvious now that the IS wasn't functioning on the one I returned




  
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