Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
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Remarkably Quiet... Worth every penny and then some.
Gilliauna Davis, Amazon
5 November 2013
Summary: I recently dropped an old 70-300mm I'd been using for the past 12 years (ancient, off market, no IS, etc) and needed a replacement. After reading a ton of reviews, I had narrowed my search down between this lens and the 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM. Unfortunately, my finances don't really allow me to drop $1300+ on a lens so I decided to order this one first and give it a try. I'm very impressed! Surprisingly so for the price of this lens.
Summary: Bought to use with EOS M. Very satisfied, love stm focusing vs DC motor in previous version. Also rear focussing is much better than previous front focus. No longer extends when focussing and front does not turn. Given Canon's lack of support for US market with new lenses for the M, decided not wait for telephoto lens with the M mount.
Summary: I have worked with high end equipment from other production outfits. On jobs like those you want the best equipment, usually the firms rent high end equipment as needed. I'm starting my own company now. I invested in this lens because of its price. In the right hands this lens can render great images and video. The minimum aperture of 4.0 @ 55mm is descent, and better than 5.6 on the kit lens (18-55).