Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
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good for price point
mainecooncrazy "Mainecooncrazy", Amazon
12 May 2013
Summary: I bought this lens quite a few years back. I used it on my EOS A2, which dates me a little, I now use it on my t3i, and am still happy with the results. It is not the most sturdy lens, but if you are careful with your equipment, should last quite a few years. I have used it to shoot several weddings, lots of outdoors scenery, and family functions, has contributed to the thousands of photos of my children growing up.
Summary: Canon's EF 55-200mm F/4.5-5.6 II USM is a pretty good lens for the price that it's sold at. It's not the sharpest lens in the world, but its a great lens for those who want a little more zoom than what's available on the standard lenses. It won't cost you an arm or a leg like any of the L-lenses and still takes pretty good photos. Auto focus is fast - I photographed high-speed trains and it had no trouble focusing on them.
Summary: I was looking for a general use lens for a gift. I tested it after it came and worked pretty well after adding a polorizing filter. I had hoped for a little more wide angle but does a decent job. All in all I am satisfied.
Summary: I really quite liked this lens. It takes great pictures and is easy to use. The only issue I have with it, and it isn't really an issue with the lens itself, is that it is a very specific lens, and is not what I would probably use on a daily basis. It is, however, one I would use if I was spending the day shooting distance shots.
Summary: I'm not a professional photographer and don't want to spend more for a telephoto lens than I did for my Canon T1i (which I love by the way). I've read reviews about the cheap build and lack of a dedicated manual focus ring. I can't find any significant flaws with the quality of the pictures I've taken with this lens. I like the fact that it is so light and easy to use. Obviously, there are faster lenses, but in good light, with a steady hand, it seems fine to me.
Summary: An all around good product, this lens does exactly what it intends to do. Nothing amazing, but doesn't disappoint if you're looking for a standard medium zoom lens. Relatively light-weight, and quick and easy to put on.