Canon EF-S 55mm - 250mm f/4.0 - 5.6 IS Lens

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Best value telephoto lens for a Canon DSLR
If you didn't already get this often bundled lens when you bought your Canon DSLR camera, you are missing out on many great shots. The zoom range takes off right where the standard 18-55mm lens. So if you are taking shots at the end of the standard lens range. It’s a perfect time to switch and get the added light from the f/4.0. But this is still below average and fstop is a major factor when it comes to lens price.
I really like this lens as it fits well in my two bags , something my 75-300 did not, and it is super light thanks to its plastic body, perhaps only ever an issue if you drop it, something that should never happen
The 250mm zoom is a bit short, I would prefer at least 300 but this is compensated by image stabilisation (IS) which really cleans up shots that suffer from lower light, especially indoors. This can be turned on or off. When (IS) is on, it uses more battery, but I doubt you ever would be turning it off to conserve battery power. Just few more frugal shots would compensate for this. I recommend also buying a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens to get a lens that can handle low light situations the 4.0 -5.6 falls short on
There are several reviews that talk about inconsistent lens quality for this lens, it is cheap after all. If money is no option, there are many exception quality canon lenses (red ring). Remember, the next level up in zoom it will cost you at least triple
It is quite simple, buy this lens, take thousands of great shots, if your skill level and eye can see the issues in lens quality, it’s time to move on.
Pros
Cheap
Stubby lens (fits well in most bags)
Lightweight
Image Stabilisation
Short focus
Cons
Lens Quality varies
Plastic Body
Shortish Zoom
4.0 Fstop
EF-S lens not compatible with a few old Canon DSLR’s

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