All ¨L¨ Lenses in One Package.

Started Dec 1, 2011 | User reviews thread
Jeff Peterman
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Re: High ISO limitation?

"I bet my cheap 55-250 STM lens is just as good optically over the 55-250mm range. (The STM lens is as good as my 70-200 f2.8L IS where there ranges overlap - except for the faster aperture, robustness, and weather sealing.)"

If you are shooting under conditions where you don't need the faster aperture (maybe you need smaller aperture for depth of field), and the extra robustness and weather sealing are not important for the intended use, why not get and use the smaller, lighter, and MUCH cheaper STM lens over the L lens? I have both lenses, and often take the lighter lens because I don't need the advantages of the much heavier, bigger, lens. Now, if I was shooting an event under available light, where I would need to shoot at f2.8, it would be no contest, but that is not my typical shooting. For an average user, it can be better to buy the 55-250, plus get a couple of fast primes (I have the 85mm f1.8), or even something like the 100mm f2.8 macro, for a saving in cost compared to the big white lens, plus more flexibility.

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