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New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 21, 2013, 03:31:13 PM »

Not too exciting….

Canon will announce an update to the EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS by adding STM and some optical upgrades.


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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 04:04:04 PM »
Optical upgrades?!?! The old 55-250 is already a pretty solid piece of work optically. I can't wait to see how it could improve. I mean, if it gets much better, it would practically eliminate the need to go to an L in that range.

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 04:13:47 PM »
14-24/2.8L?  35L II? 

Naah, this is way better.  ::)  At least it means no money out the door.
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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 04:32:05 PM »
Can I get it in an M mount please?
Thank you!

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 04:32:35 PM »
I've never owned one but I suspect it's probably the #3 if not #2 lens for new shooters behind the kit and 75-300 lenses. Of course it needs a refresh.

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 04:38:52 PM »
Optical upgrades?!?! The old 55-250 is already a pretty solid piece of work optically. I can't wait to see how it could improve. I mean, if it gets much better, it would practically eliminate the need to go to an L in that range.
A lens is more than just image quality...the build on the 55-250 is very plastic-y and as such, wouldn't have much of a chance holding up as well as the L's do in outdoor conditions (knocking around in a pack, in the rain, etc).


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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 04:41:29 PM »
Optical upgrades?!?! The old 55-250 is already a pretty solid piece of work optically. I can't wait to see how it could improve. I mean, if it gets much better, it would practically eliminate the need to go to an L in that range.

I wouldn't go quite that far:  http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=456&Camera=474&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=738&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

Yeah, the L lens is five times as much, but it is in a whole different league optically.
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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 05:08:47 PM »
Can I get it in an M mount please?
Thank you!

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 05:16:16 PM »
Can I get it in an M mount please?
Thank you!
I would be sufficiently happy if it came with a metal mount. Betting against though.

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 05:16:39 PM »
Such snobbery...... Not too exciting.... a lot us users love this lens and can't afford the more expensive L Series glass.

I thought your site was for all canon users !!

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 05:35:29 PM »
.....announce an update to the EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS
you cannot update a lens that does not exist...  ;D probably you are referring to the EF-S 55-250 f/4.0-5.6 IS

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 06:07:55 PM »
Um, hello? There is an EF adapter for EOS-M

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 06:23:59 PM »
Um, hello? There is an EF adapter for EOS-M

Yes, because a 7" lens balances well on the M when you add an extra inch to it via adapter.

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Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 06:25:12 PM »
Um, hello? There is an EF adapter for EOS-M

Not everyone wants to use a larger, heavier DSLR lens + adapter on the M.  For many (not all)  that'd defeat one major reason purpose of having it.