bush0023's reviews

  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    good sharpness, great IS, close minimum focusing distance.
    softness at 250mm, no full time manual

    This was my first telephoto lens. It's sharper than I expected, especially from 55-200mm. It gets a little softer at the long end, but nothing a touch of USM can't fix. It focuses faster and quieter than I expected and is very accurate on my 350D (contrary to the photozone review). It hunts a bit in low light but not nearly as much as my 50/1.8. The IS is amazing, I find myself getting in plenty of shots at 250mm with a 1/60s exposure. Great lens for those needing telephoto on a budget.

    Some sample images:
    Canon 55-250 IS Sample Photos

    reviewed May 29th, 2008 (purchased for $277)