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Old Sep 24, 2012, 5:09 PM   #11
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Over and above how really bad the 75-300 is, the 55-250 is stabilized, while the 75-300 isn't.

Every manufacturer makes a really cheap telephoto zoom lens in that focal length. It's cheap enough so people who don't what to spend a lot of money will buy it and eventually come to the realization that they should have spent more.

One last thing. Since the 55-250 is an APS-C only (EF-S) lens, it's smaller and lighter than the75-300 too.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 3:27 PM   #12
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O'right fellas

Q- is the 75-300 the plastic kit lens or are there 2 of 'em? > coz I see plenty of plastic 75-300s as I travel around Oz

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Old Sep 25, 2012, 3:46 PM   #13
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They're all hold-overs from the days wen you got one free when you bought a film SLR. None of them has gotten any better with age. There isn't a 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens that's worth the time and effort to take out your wallet, let alone take anything out of it.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 8:41 AM   #14
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The wife's 55-250IS lens is right up there with my 70-300IS lens, it sharp, fast (not as fast as my 70-200L but fast enough) and lighter to carry around. Pictures taken with her 55-250 are as sharp and colorful as ones taken with my 70-300IS, then again that could just be because of the photographer. If you are on a budget and need (want) a good telephoto lens the 55-250IS is a great place to start.
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