55-250 IS sample shots

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mattclark04
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55-250 IS sample shots
Dec 7, 2007

Picked up the lens this morning and fired off a few shots for the curious. These were all taken with a UV filter on and a hood, except for the first shot of Rottnest Island which was done without a hood (for comparison). IS was on and all shots are handheld, the camera is a 400D, and they are all at 250mm. The RAW conversion was done in Aperture but I haven't tweaked the photos in any way, I just let Aperture do its thing, including the JPEG conversion for upload to flickr.

It feels better constructed than the kit 18-55 (non IS), but not by a long way. It's a lot less solid than the 17-55 IS. Focusing speed is OK, but it does seem to hunt a bit at long focal lengths.

The surf club is about 60 metres away, the starfish is about 4 metres away, and Rottnest Island is about 18 kilometres away.

Starfish:

Surf club signage:

Surf club chairs:

Rottnest (without hood):

Rottnest (with hood):

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