Canon 55-250 IS vs Canon 70-200 F/4 L lens

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Canon 55-250 IS vs Canon 70-200 F/4 L lens
Jun 14, 2008

I am debating on canon 50-250mm IS or 70-200mm F/4 L lens for zoom lens. I will be using the telephot as general purpose telephoto but will also use it for my older kids soccer games. I have seen great reviews on both lenses. However 55-250mm zoom range, size, weight and price is very attractive. However 70-200mm is rated very high for sharpness and also the least expensive L glass. I am torn between the two lens as I really like to take advantage of my new Canon 40d and take sharp pictures for keep sake. However I don't want lug around a heavy zoom lens like L glass. I am looking from folks who have direct experience in these lens and their preference/reasoning for one vs another.
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