canon 55 250 lens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by fc0712, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. fc0712 macrumors regular

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  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    It's a decent starter lens if you want more range than what you would get with Canon's standard kit lens (18-55).

    Photo.net review

    dpreview.com review of the 55-250 and the 18-55 Canon lenses

    If this lens is what's in your price range, I think it's a pretty good buy. My wife and I have one that we got at Target for $149 when it was on sale this summer. The kids like to use it as it's pretty light (and if the worst happens and they destroy it, no one's going to lose much sleep over it).
     
  3. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    The lens is a very good lens for the beginner. It takes pretty good quality pics and complements the 18-55 kit lens perfectly. You can usually find these lenses on sale at Target/BestBuy so keep an eye out for those. They just released a version II model for this lens so the "older" models might actually be cheaper.

    I had this lens for awhile and really enjoyed it. Since then I've upgraded lenses but the 55-250 was a quality lens. I'd recommend you get it as a great, affordable lens.
     
  4. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    For $150, this lens is the best bargain out there. It's amazing. That is, until you get into $500 lenses and $1000 lenses. It's limitations will become pretty apparent then (build quality, slow maximum aperture, lousy bokeh, speed, etc.). But if you're not into stuff in that price range, it's a great lens.
     

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