Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens for Digital SLR Cameras USA

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vimalr
vimalr Aug 01, 2012
I got a new Nikon D5100. If this lens was for Nikon I would have got it.
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praveensapkota
praveensapkota Aug 01, 2012
This is a great price for 200 mm lens, i would definitely buy if it had been Nikon. cause I am a nikon guy
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DealDarwin
DealDarwin Aug 01, 2012
I have this lens and $149 is a great price (most won't need to consider tax as well). One thing to keep in mind with focal lengths is that you need to multiple by a factor of 1.6 for an accurate field of view on digital (since this is an EF-S lens, it won't fit full on full frame SLR's like the Canon 5D). So effectively you're getting 400mm at the long end with image stabilization which makes this a very compact and useful tele to have around. Image quality isn't up to L standards of course, but it is quite acceptable for the price and much better than average. I prefer it over the normal Canon 70-300 IS lens which I sold after getting this one. Pick up the Canon 50mm 1.8 while you're at it and along with the kit lens, you'll have quite the versatile setup.
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maven3
maven3 Aug 01, 2012
Great clarification, and I agree, the 18-55mm IS kit, this lens and the 50mm 1.8 is an excellent starting set. The same that I recommend to people starting out. I also agree that this is a better choice than the 70-300mm IS. This one is just as good optically, lighter, and has better IS. The only plus of the 70-300 IS is beefier build quality and full frame compatibility (but you'll likely get and L lens with full frame).
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Tordawgg
Tordawgg Aug 01, 2012
That's funny, I just bought a 70-300 lens.... but it was a Tamron so it wasn't yours haha
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rd995
rd995 Aug 01, 2012
to bad i dont have a dslr camera yet but this looks like a good price
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erick99
erick99 Jul 31, 2012
That's a great price for a telephoto. This one goes from 55mm which is more or less a normal lens out to 250mm, a nice telephoto. Around 130mm is what is considered a portrait lens. Good price for a Canon. Plussed.
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maven3
maven3 Aug 01, 2012
Yes and no. 50mm is considered a normal lens on full frame cameras, but this is a crop-frame only lens (EF-S). For those used to film cameras, this lens has an effective focal length of 88-400mm. The ~80-130mm effective range is great for portraits, but you may find yourself using this lens at 55mm a lot. I have owned/used this lens, as well as most of Canon's zoom lenses, and this one is the best bang for the buck that I know of. I highly recommend it.
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erick99
erick99 Aug 01, 2012
I didn't take cropping into consideration, thanks for pointing that out. I know 50mm is a normal lens but 55mm (in a film camera) would be pretty close. Thanks for the extra info :)
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maven3
maven3 Aug 01, 2012
Glad I could help :)
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