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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent starter/budget lens, 25 Jan 2009
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This review is from: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom AF Lens for Selected Digital SLR (Accessory)
I'm by no means a photographer, I bought this lens as part of my first DSLR kit. I'm really very pleased I did though, it offers great picture quality (when attached to my Canon 450d), focus is quick and sharp, the zoom range is pretty decent and starts off where the 450d kit lens leaves off, manual focus is easy and accurate, and the inclusion of image stabilisation is a real winner for a lens in this price bracket.

For a lens at under two hundred pounds you can't really go wrong with this one! For any other DSLR newbies like myself, don't be put off by 250mm seeming quite short, don't forget to multiply that by the focus multiplier of your camera (typically 1.6 for a Canon), making this lens a much more respectable 400mm lens in 35mm equivalent all in the size of a 250mm.
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Initial post: 9 Dec 2010 21:02:52 GMT
I think you'll find that this is a true 250mm telephoto lens. The EF-S range of lens' don't fit full frame cameras and as such the 1.6 rule won't apply.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2011 11:48:12 GMT
Graham White says:
While I was inexperienced at the time of writing I believe my original statement to be true. For EF-S lenses the focal length multiplier still applies, in fact the focal length multiplier applies no matter what lens you attach (EF or EF-S) as the sensor size is the key thing here and that doesn't change. This is why, for example, Canon quote the following in the feature list for this lens "88-400mm equivalent focal length" as 55mm*1.6 is 88mm and 250mm*1.6 is 400mm.
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