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Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: October 24, 2013, 04:27:16 PM »

From The-Digital-Picture

Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the surprisingly good Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.


Says Bryan

“After using this lens a healthy amount including on a couple of short-duration trips in addition to locally, I have to admit that keeping this lens in my kit has been a consideration for me. The results it delivers are quite good. The 55-250 IS STM is a very good option for those times when traveling light is very highly desirable including trail running, hiking, traveling, etc.”


You can read the rest of the review here.


Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM at B&H Photo 


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Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: October 24, 2013, 04:27:16 PM »

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Re: Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 04:47:34 PM »
I don't know what he considers "running" - but i do alot of trail running and i don't carry anything but my camelbak and maybe some energy bars with me ;D

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Re: Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 05:41:56 PM »
I don't know what he considers "running" - but i do alot of trail running and i don't carry anything but my camelbak and maybe some energy bars with me ;D

I do quite a bit of trail running too. While I wouldn't bring along a DSLR during a race, I'll often stuff a smaller Rebel + 18-200mm or 24mm IS into a Camelbak MULE during training runs (I hand carry my water). I just got the SL1, so looking forward to the reduced size. For longer training runs (3+ hours), I'll bring along the Powershot S100 or G15 instead.

Back on topic...  the 55-250mm wouldn't work for me since I'd miss the wider FOV, and I certainly wouldn't want to carry a second lens.
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Re: Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 06:22:27 PM »
I can attest this lens is KILLER.

Reminder of why its good to keep an APS-C camera around :)

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Re: Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 07:30:30 PM »
It's amazing, but the underrated APS-C enables nice combinations of body and lens that full frame can not overcome. Just think of 70D + 55-250mm STM, weighs about 1 kg and costs about $ 1500. To compete with this, full frame offers 5D mark lll + 100-400mm L, which weighs more than 2 kg and costs about $ 5000. ::) Yes, full frame allows high ISO, although the 100-400L has only reasonable sharpness. I love the cost benefit of APS-C.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 07:41:03 PM »
It's amazing, but the underrated APS-C enables nice combinations of body and lens that full frame can not overcome. Just think of 70D + 55-250mm STM, weighs about 1 kg and costs about $ 1500. To compete with this, full frame offers 5D mark lll + 100-400mm L, which weighs more than 2 kg and costs about $ 5000. ::) Yes, full frame allows high ISO, although the 100-400L has only reasonable sharpness. I love the cost benefit of all APS-C.

And unlike if you had a mirrorless, you can have a 5DMKIII + 70D and use the FF lenses, hotshoe flashes, etc on both with no adapters! :)

I think that is one nice combo, 5DMKIII + 70D. (or 7D2 if that turns out awesome as I hope).

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Re: Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 07:46:33 PM »
It's amazing, but the underrated APS-C enables nice combinations of body and lens that full frame can not overcome. Just think of 70D + 55-250mm STM, weighs about 1 kg and costs about $ 1500. To compete with this, full frame offers 5D mark lll + 100-400mm L, which weighs more than 2 kg and costs about $ 5000. ::) Yes, full frame allows high ISO, although the 100-400L has only reasonable sharpness. I love the cost benefit of all APS-C.

And unlike if you had a mirrorless, you can have a 5DMKIII + 70D and use the FF lenses, hotshoe flashes, etc on both with no adapters! :)

I think that is one nice combo, 5DMKIII + 70D. (or 7D2 if that turns out awesome as I hope).
Now, imagine a mirrorless full frame with a 100-400mm... ??? Could weigh "only" 1.9 kg and cost only $ 4500. :-\ I'm not excited about mirrorless full frame. Please Canon, give me a new APS-C killer also ISO6400.
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Re: Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
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Re: Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 08:39:57 PM »
 I couldn't wait for the review so I just purchased it for the wife .. I tried it on my 70d for a couple of shots and I liked it .. I know she will also like it ... I then sold the 55-250 mkll which I purchased wright after I got the wife a SL1 ........  just then they announced the 55-250 STM ........

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Re: Review: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
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