This or That???

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by AxelMonkey, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. AxelMonkey macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2010
    Somewhere between Heaven and Hell, Oregon
    Just looking at a couple lenses, and dont know which one to buy the...

    Canon-55-250mm f/4-5.6 Image Stabilizer
    Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom

    also can I get sample photos from each lens if possible?
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    The 55-250 is a better lens in every way than the 75-300 (except for maximum focal length, obviously).

    Have a read of the reviews at TheDigitalPicture (55-250, 75-300)
  3. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    yes, i can vouch for the 55-250IS. It is not good in low light, but the optics EASILY are out of the price range. What i mean by that, is it should cost more than it does because it is optically better than the price point.

    I just sold mine for $170, pristine shape. Look on craigslist or even fred miranda for a good deal. The norm is like $200.
  4. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    It is a good lens. Currently I'm selling mine for a 70-200mm on POTN, but I've gotten some stellar shots with it. It is worth picking up used for $175-200.
  5. lharvest macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I owned both and the 55-250 is the better lens by far. It focuses much faster and the images are much sharper. The extra reach does not make up for the difference in quality.

    Beware - while you won't regret getting the 55-250, it may just be a stepping stone to something bigger and more expensive. :)

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