Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
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review of EF-S 55-250 mm lens
seabrooks, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
Excerpt: This lens was my first step up to a telephoto lens. I am enjoying being able to shoot close ups and this has enabled me to take more photos from a longer distance. I have not found any negatives to report.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Just getting into photography and hope to have a great new hobby by the time I retire in a year or so. Product is light and sharp however it would be nice to have a lock on the lens like my 18-135 does so that the zoom locks in place when being carried around on the camera. Appears to be a nice lens given the instant rebate and "kit" pricing. Unfortunately I'm a beginner so I really don't have any technical knowledge to share.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Easy to use, Lightweight, Quite
Excerpt: Although slow, this lens seems to produce a nice sharp image. Even better, it allows manual focus when you have it set to AF. To take advantage of this properly though, you need to use "back-button" focusing. To do this I set the Custom Function "7" to choice "1" (AE Lock/AF) on my Rebel T3. To focus, I press the "*" button on the top right of the camera. The shutter button no longer auto-focuses the lens. This is how I leave the camera set all the time now.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: Overall a very good optical performer. Love the image stabiliztion and the virtual silence of the STM design. I am very glad though, that I got $ off in a bundle with the T5i, as I was shocked to find when it arrived that it had a plastic mount. I would have never dreamt that a lens that sells regularly for $350 would not have a metal mount, hence the 4 star rating. My bad for not checking, I suppose.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight