55-250 stm vs 70-300 usm is ii on a 90D

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Ad12 Senior Member • Posts: 1,025
Re: 55-250 stm vs 70-300 usm is ii on a 90D

losifanatic wrote:

Well about 4 years ago I gave my daughter my 70d and all my lenses. My most used lens was the 55-250 stm. Super sharp and good colors with quick auto focus. Only complaint was wishing it had a little more reach.

So l got myself a 90D for Christmas with the 18-135 usm nano lens. I would say its optically the same as my old 18-135 stm but much much fast auto focus which is very nice. Anyways back to the topic l am looking at getting a zoom and trying to decide if l should get the stm again or try the 70-300 usm is ii with its super fast auto focus.

So does the 70-300 have as good color, contrast, and sharpness as the 55-250? Is it worth the twice the price?

Any insite would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

How much reach do you need? As an outside option just worth mentioning, I’ve loved my Tamron 100-400, and I know the sigma is also reviewed very well. May be overkill, but just a thought. It depends how often you lack reach and what you are shooting.  I also have the 55-250 IS STM and love it, it just lacks contrast and ultimate IQ compared to the Tamron.

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