f4-5.6 55-250 ISi vs f4-5.6 70-300 IS

Started Nov 25, 2009 | Discussions thread
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ednorton New Member • Posts: 17
f4-5.6 55-250 ISi vs f4-5.6 70-300 IS

OK, I may have bought the wrong lens! Just bought the XSI and the 55-250 IS lens package. I think I can still get a refund on the lens from Amazon. They are both great but I think I need my shots to be closer. I am into bird watching. I thought that I would be able to add some kind of extension tube to get closer shots, but I guess that cant be done with the EF-S lens. Would the 70-300 IS lens provide me with a lot of closer shots as compared with the 55-250 IS lens? Would that 50 extra MM be worth it? I was shocked as to the $ difference between the two!! i WISH i can afford those really good lenses. Any help for this confused person would be appreciated!!

ThANKS

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