Hows the Canon 55-250?

Started Mar 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Christoph Stephan
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Re: Hows the Canon 55-250?
In reply to Myer, Mar 15, 2013

Myer wrote:

The 70-300 doesn't come close to the 70-300L.

Difficult decision...because the 70-300L is also a lot heavier (1.05 kg). For that weight and price, I would rather step up with the 100-400mm L IS (1.36 kg)...to get that extra reach.

And about the 70-200,, I wanted more than the 55-250. Not less.

My 55-250mm L IS is nevertheless a great back up if I do not want to carry the heavy 100-400mm L IS. With 360 g, it can go everywhere.

You mention 70-200 but there are several. They're very big and heavy I think.

The 70-200mm f4 are not quite as heavy as the 70-200mm f2.8 -  760 g for the 70-200mm f4 L IS. This is lighter than the 70-300mm L IS with 1050 g. As far as I recall posts here, everyone who haves them, loves them.

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