Much Better Than Online Reviews Say It Is! Not Bad At All
8 September 2012
Summary: I was very apprehensive about buying this lens after reading numerous online reviews that had said all but its a piece of junk. I decided to try it because the price was to good to pass up. My first test shots with the lens were fantastic and had me wondering did I get the lens I had been reading about. I do a lot of portrait photography so I chanced it on a shoot and found the images to be more than acceptable based on the reviews.
Summary: Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM Autofocus Lightweight Compact Telephoto Zoom Lens - Grey Market For the price this lens is great.ive already shot over 300 pics and so far no complaints.would highly recommend lens,im new to digital slr and purchased a Canon Xt Rebel and being Married with children fit well into our budget.
Summary: Excellent lens very fast and gets you up close and personal. I really like the color quality as well as the quick AF functionality. Highly recommend for anyone who is wanting nice closeups pictures while shooting from a distance.
Summary: You can't drop $200 and change on an entry level telephoto and expect it to be the most stunning piece of equipment you've ever laid eyes on. In that regard, I think the 55-200 does remarkably well. A bit of a learning curve involved, as it's not the fastest lens in the land. It performs very well for sporting events, especially in the day. Nighttime sports are a cinch to shoot as long as the field/stadium lights are above average.