About to Buy -- What do you think ?

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
mike703 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,686
I meant 55-250

Hank3152 wrote:

mike703 wrote:

One thing I would suggest: to start with, get the 55-200 rather than the 50 mm f/1.4.

Is the 55-200 even available? It's not on Canon's latest inventory list, and some other sites say it's discontinued although DPR has it on their current list. Even if it's available it's not a great performer optically and has a poor build.........

Well spotted. Sorry I meant the 55-250 IS which is pretty good for the price..


- it is a similar price to the 50mm f/1.4.  Of course there may be better, more expensive, alternatives.

Doesn't sound like the OP is interested in a telephoto at this time..

Animals, weddings, portraits, airshows...?

A 10-22 would be great for other things but if I had a 17-55 f/2.8 as my primary lens a 50mm f/1.4 wouldn't be my next choice.

Best wishes

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