Since my previous review about the 18-55 IS lens was very well received, I decided to sort of iterate on that and review little kit lens' bigger brother, the Canon EF-S 55-250 IS lens, which is in fact another kit lens, a sort of continuation of the previous one that had a focal length of a ... Read review
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specifically for Leica and has the same properties as the original Leica. This sturdy metal lens hood, it is to avert the direct sun rays and inputting to protect against dirt and scratches on the high-quality Leica lens.
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unwanted stray light, improving your contrast and image quality. 3. It protects the front barrel from the inevitable impacts against walls, door frames, and other real-life obstacles. 4. In addition, since the end of the lens is extended, you also get the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact. Suitable For: EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II USM EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Compatible with the EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens
some pincushion and barrel distortion, slight curvature of focal plane, some colour fringing
"...kit lens' bigger brother, the Canon EF-S 55-250 IS lens, which is in fact another kit lens, a sort of continuation of the previous one that had a focal length of a maximum of 55mm. Before getting into details of the bigger brother, I feel there are still some question marks that have to be straightened out.
How can there be more than one kit lens, and why would you need a second one?
I will not mention other brands, but what I know about Canon ..."
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"...this lens to accompany my Canon EOS 450d and it really has been a brilliant purchase. Pick one up on Amazon for well under £200 which is an absolute bargain. It has very good build quality and you really will notice the picture quality difference between using this lens and using the standard kit lens (18-55).
I got this lens just before Christmas and so I have only had it for around a month, but I have been really impressed with its capability. ..."
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Manufacturer's product description
Compact and lightweight- the EF-S 55-250 f4-5.6 IS offers the longest zoom range in the EF-S series to date. The 88-400mm equivalent focal length opens up new framing possibilities for owners of EF-S mount cameras shooting wildlife- sports and travel photography. Optical quality is assured through a UD element- which minimises chromatic aberrations that could otherwise cause reduced contrast and colour fringing. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens has won the TIPA Award for Best Entry Level Lens in Europe 2008.
5123B005BA, 2044B005, K-32489-01, 2044B002, 5123B005, EFS55-250IS, EF-S 55-250 IS
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