Canon 55-250/4-5.6 IS
Excellent little lens! I just sold mine because of disuse (but the 400D I used it on has been replaced with a Sony NEX).
- EF 35mm f/2 -- very sharp in center (in corners not so much), short minimum focusing distance, very accurate AF -- this is a viable alternative to my 24-70 f/2.8 Mk II in many situations, it's way lighter, it's way smaller. I often use it for video (manual focus is very OK, fairly accurate and barely audible). It's excellent for closeup portraits, with face details, like eyes.
I wanted this lens pretty bad since it came out. It did kind of immediately get thrown into the equally-priced, faster-aperture Sigma's shadow. But depending on the person (like one who shoots video), it might be the obvious choice over sigmas 35 1.4. Thats what it seems like to me anyway. This lens is one of them I had in mind when I created this thread. Whenever it ends up on sale I'm probably going to snatch it up... maybe earlier..lol
I suppose you're talking about the IS version. I love the older f/2 (non-IS) for its tinyness as mentioned earlier.
5D3, 5D2, Sony α6000, G16 | SY14 f/2.8, Ʃ20 f/1.8, 24 f/2.8, 35 f/2, Ʃ35 f/1.4A, 50 f/1.8 I, Ʃ50 f/1.4 EX, 100L Macro, 17-40L, 24-105L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 1.4x II, 2.0x III, 70-300L | E-mount: SY12 f/2, 30 f/2.8 EX DN, 16-70 ZA OSS, 55-210 OSS, Metabones SB | FT-QL, AE-1P | FD(n) & FL lenses