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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2013, 09:25:19 PM »
When people are talking about the image quality from their 55-250 lenses, are they actually comparing the same lens?  What's the difference between the original and the II version?

The main optical quality improvement was when they added IS. Prior to that, this lens was not too wonderful. Ditto for the 18-55.

The plastic mount is still on the spec sheet. Wear is not really a problem for the average user.  More of a risk is if you accidentally bang the lens on something when swinging the camera around.

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
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« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2013, 01:01:25 AM »
I am, too, disappointed with the plastic mount.  While I know its probably good enough, given the metal mount on the actual body I don't see how it would hold up over time if you change lenses frequently.

I'm not troubled by plastic mounts for the smaller, lighter lenses.  While I don't use them as often as lenses with metal mounts these days I've never had any problems.

If nothing else, they reduce the wear and tear on your camera body.  :)  You are unlikely to damage the metal mount on the camera with a plastic mount on the lens.  I'd rather need to repair/replace my 55-250 than my 7D (although I don't think I've ever used it on that body).

Personally, I feel very nervous about plastic mounts and for that reason I've never purchased the 55-250 even though it was better value for money than the 70-300 I bought and sold later. I often hold the setup at the base of the lens with only a part of my palm supporting the body and I'd never be comfortable doing that with a plastic mount. And metal mounts don't significantly wear the body. I've seen many old bodies (including my own EOS 650) with many lens changes and the wear is miniscule.

By the way, what surprises me is that Canon still makes and sells the old, crappy 75-300 and even more surprising, even people using Rebels buy them!
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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2013, 06:57:06 AM »
By the way, what surprises me is that Canon still makes and sells the old, crappy 75-300 and even more surprising, even people using Rebels buy them!

I think a lot of people buy them - because it's cheap, common in retail stores (Target sells them for example, but not the 55-250), and because 300mm sounds better than 250mm, it's a popular lens.
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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2013, 06:27:26 PM »
By the way, what surprises me is that Canon still makes and sells the old, crappy 75-300 and even more surprising, even people using Rebels buy them!

I think a lot of people buy them - because it's cheap, common in retail stores (Target sells them for example, but not the 55-250), and because 300mm sounds better than 250mm, it's a popular lens.

I guess so, and somehow Canon manages to convince people it is okay to get a non-IS telephoto lens on a crop-sensor camera for people who might not have plenty of light all the time. It took a lot of convincing to get my brother-in-law to buy the 55-250 instead.
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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2013, 09:05:02 PM »
By the way, what surprises me is that Canon still makes and sells the old, crappy 75-300 and even more surprising, even people using Rebels buy them!

I think a lot of people buy them - because it's cheap, common in retail stores (Target sells them for example, but not the 55-250), and because 300mm sounds better than 250mm, it's a popular lens.

I had one of those lenses for about five minutes.  I am super steady in my hands, but trying to handhold that @ 300mm (480mm equiv) is near impossible!
I guess so, and somehow Canon manages to convince people it is okay to get a non-IS telephoto lens on a crop-sensor camera for people who might not have plenty of light all the time. It took a lot of convincing to get my brother-in-law to buy the 55-250 instead.
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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2013, 09:05:02 PM »