Summary: I bought this lens and thought that it might be a good deal... boy was I wrong!!! I read all the reviews and thought that maybe I should try it out... Well it jumped focus so much (even with the image stabilizer on) that it would not take great pictures.
Summary: I bought this to use as a lower priced telephoto and it worked great for a few months. After about 5 months the lens is jumping when autofocusing. I thought maybe it needed to be cleaned so I filled out the canon warranty request form online and sent it in. It took about two weeks and I recieved it today. I put it on my camera and nothing has changed. They sent it back to me without doing any work, it seems. I have several other lenses and they all work great.
Summary: Very disappointing. The reviews seems to love the CANON 55-250mm. Perhaps I received a reject, 2nd, or otherwise not 100% lens. The clarity and auto-focus is less than mid-range point and click digitals. The auto-focus is slow. The results leaves me wanting more and wondering WHY and IF all Canon Digital SLR lenses are of less quality than point and shoot. Wish I could present a favorable review for this product AND/OR seller but in all honesty, I cannot.
Summary: I did not realize this lens needs double focusing, and without excellent eye sight, many of my pictures on vacation a all blurred. Apparently the larger adjustment adjust only some distance out, then you must use the outer adjustment riing to top off the focusing beyond that. Not happy with the need to double focus. .
Einfach unscharf! Im oberen Brennweitenbereich kaum zu gebrauchen.
3 July 2011
Summary: Ich kaufte mir das Objektiv zu Weihnachten für meine EOS 550D schon mit eher mäßigen Ansprüchen, war aber doch auf Grund der guten Bewertungen der Auffassung, dass es für die wenigen Teleaufnahmen, die ich in durchschnittlich mache, ausreichend ist. Doch ich wurde enttäuscht: trotz Stabilisator oder Stativ werden die Bilder oberhalb einer Brennweite von 140 - 150mm regelmäßig unbrauchbar unscharf.