Is the Canon 55-250 STM lens worth the extra $70 over the regular 55-250 lens?

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Is the Canon 55-250 STM lens worth the extra $70 over the regular 55-250 lens?
6 months ago

I recently purchased the regular 55-250 lens for my SL1 because I am a beginner and thought I didn't need the most advanced technology out plus honestly I am cheap. I am however starting to second guess myself. I still have time to exchange the regular version for the STM version but I would have to pay $70 difference. Is a STM lens worth the extra money for an amateur photographer.

I mainly plan on taking pictures of my kids with the lens. I have camcorders if I need to record their games, plays, and recitals but I just thought it might be nice if sometimes I could also use my camera so that I won't need to carry as much equipment.

What do you think?

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