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Old Dec 12, 2009, 1:42 PM   #11
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one more thing maggo85 the ef lens is quitter then the ef-s lens. It may make a difference when shooting birds.
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 1:55 PM   #12
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Another thing to consider in looking at an EF-S lens versus an EF lens is future proofing. If you want in the future to upgrade to a body that has a full-frame sensor, you'll have to toss the EF-S lens out. It certainly is much easier to run around with though.
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 2:53 PM   #13
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Thank you guys. I decided to buy it after reading your replies. The other telephoto lenses mentioned here are way too costly for me. Probably I can save some bucks and upgrade later. I'm getting the 55-250 used lens for 180 bucks and it is a pretty new one. So felt it'd compliment my kit-lens.
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 2:57 PM   #14
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congrats bickerer. its a nice tele for the price. i am sure you will be quite happy with it.
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Old Dec 15, 2009, 2:01 AM   #15
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So.... I think I'll buy the 55-250 IS and get the 430 EX II - then I have a great kit for my needs.

The 70-300 costs almost as much as the 55-250 + 430 EX II here in Austria, so I don't have to think long and buy the stuff I mentioned

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Old Dec 15, 2009, 2:05 AM   #16
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Maggo85,

If you are looking to save a little bit of money, I would look at the metz 48. I know that in germany it is a bit less then the canon 430 ex because it has a bit less taxes as oppose to being an import imported one because it is made in the EU.

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The 55-250 is a very good lens, I am sure you will be happy with it.

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Old Dec 30, 2009, 9:01 AM   #17
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Default Bird shot with Canon 55-250 IS

Was only about ten feet away
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Old Dec 30, 2009, 9:05 AM   #18
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Default Large Insect shot with Canon 55-250 IS

Was about six feet away from this guy
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Old Dec 30, 2009, 9:09 AM   #19
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 9:46 AM   #20
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These are some nice shots

BTW, got the 55-250 IS today!
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