Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
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i like the lens but the first one i ordered was defective.
james sellman, Amazon
11 May 2014
Summary: im not sure what happened but the lens I ordered did not work 100% of the time. i am sending it back and hopefully the next one they send me will work properly. I cant even really explain the issue.
Excerpt: Positive first: It's a good lens, not just for shows and sports but also for an everyday use, if you like shooting telephoto. It is not super fast, but usually also not slow at all, I use it on the T5i and the AF nails it pretty fast so don't worry about loosing too many pictures because of it.
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Optics
Cons: All plastic, Rotates Too Much, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Excerpt: I will use this lens for my grand children's sports such as football and baseball and out door travel. The lens is light enough for extended carry. The IS seems to work well. I was disappointed to find that it had a plastic mount.
Conclusion: I have been using this lens for 6 months regularly. It was purchased as a refurb. Generally, it has functioned very well, mechanically. The focusing motor is good and I don't feel that it is noisy.
Pros: price is good
Cons: Semi-sharp images, low contrast when zoomed in
Excerpt: It's about what you'd expect with such a low aperture (i.e., f-value). The Image Stabilizer is nice, and 250 mm can really reach out. It is a very durable lens, but I found the rate of aperture decrease with zoom to be too high for indoor use under fluorescent lighting.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Conclusion: I have to say, that after having used this lens for some time now, that I have not had the quality results that others have had with this lens. The older version of this lens was better, in my opinion...disappointed.
Excerpt: Bought this lens as a cheap versatile lens to take around for photography. I have L-series lenses that i use for video but am always nervious to take it for recreational photos. For what I wanted, the quality is great, sharp and fast enough.
Summary: This lens is a great way to reduce your gear when you are on the move. You can replace several lenses because of the range of this zoom. The drawback, of course is the limitations of the f/stops. This lens is great for outdoor use and in situations where there is ample light.
Excerpt: Consider this a budget lens, that will do a decent job. But if you ever need to use a 2x converter, then forget about it. This lens can only be used "as is" and I'm told many of them are returned when people find out it has serious limits.