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Old Oct 31, 2010, 7:08 PM   #1
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My Rebel XSi came with the 18-55mm IS. My wife and I are leaving in Dec on a cruise and I was wanting to pick up a telephoto lens for my camera. My questions is wether to go with the 50-250mm IS or the 75-300mm. I have read several reviews and both have pros and cons but looking for some expert guidence with this.
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 8:07 PM   #2
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The 75-300 isn't as good as the 55-250, and it isn't stabilized like the 55-250.
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55-250 without a second thought, it is light and compact, and sharp. Allot better then the 75-300.
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Thanks for the information
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55-250 is a real nice lens and light too. you wont go far wrong with it
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Purcahed the 55-250 and cant wait to try it out. Thanks to all
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I have this one also, use it all the time.
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Welcome to the wallet sucking world of dSLRs. There are lenses, tripods, monopods, duopods, flashes, filters, ... to buy. And bags, carts, and vaults to keep the stuff in and move it about.

My general advice is not to buy anything until you find that your present gear cannot do what you want to do. You got along without all that stuff up to now, so what is the rush to get?

When feel you need some additional gear, and you know why you "need" it, this is a good place to ask what works best.
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Welcome to the wallet sucking world of dSLRs. There are lenses, tripods, monopods, duopods, flashes, filters, ... to buy. And bags, carts, and vaults to keep the stuff in and move it about.

My general advice is not to buy anything until you find that your present gear cannot do what you want to do. You got along without all that stuff up to now, so what is the rush to get?

When feel you need some additional gear, and you know why you "need" it, this is a good place to ask what works best.
and for those long trips extra memory cards or a memory card hard disc device that allow you to off load your memory card content to them and then reuse the card. Also Bill Drew said don;t buy anything until you find your current gear can not do what you want it to do, impulse shopping can kill your wallet.

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For what you are looking for I think you have it covered you have the 18-55 plus 55-250.That should be enough, you may want to concider the 50 1.8 cheap and it a good prime too.
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