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Old Dec 13, 2011, 8:53 PM   #1
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hi,

The question i have is on the 55mm-250mm lense.... what's the point of this one? Is it for landscapes and capturing images further away?

Also I have the 18mm-55mm

These came with the camera. The shots are good, yet the zoom on the 55-250mm isn't what i thought it would be.

any thoughts???
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Old Dec 13, 2011, 9:55 PM   #2
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The shorter one ranges from a wide landscape type focal length up to what oughta be a good "portrait" range at 55. The 55-250 goes from there on up to what you'd want for closer views of, for instance, your kid at a soccer game.
I get a little lazy with 'em sometimes, as you use the zoom to adjust how much of the frame your subject fills. With a prime, you'd be moving closer or farther from the subject for the same thing.

If you're looking for a relatively quick and easy way to get that focal length up on the 250, you could try a teleconverter, which fits between the lens and camera, and multiplies your focal length by whatever it's rated for. (2x, for instance, doubles it)
This is just quick and dirty. As you learn more about the camera, you'll develop the knowledge and experience to tweak your kit to suit your own style.

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The 55-250 is for shooting face portrait well actually. You can use it to blur out the back ground. And it is a general photo zoom. Just giving you the ability to get closer to objects.
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thanks to both of you........ I want to do some macro shots. I'm guessing I need a different lense..? I've only used the camera a few times so far.
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With macro, what are you looking at spending on a lens?
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ummm 5 dollars? lol just kidding Idk i know they can get pricey and i just bought this thing..
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For a cheap price use the 55-250 and spend about 70 dollars for a used canon 500D close up lens.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-500D-C...#ht_500wt_1218

It will give you pretty nice macro to start out with, and true macro lens will be better. But you are in the hundreds of dollars.
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/cl...00d-macro.html
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thanks so much I really appreciate it.
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The other option are extension tubes. But they are allot more effort to used.

But you should also invest in a good tripod. You will need one to get the best results.
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I saw a deal on ebay today for a tripod with that different lense you told me to purchase for indoor shots, the 1.8 not bad i think for 140, came with lense cleaner. thinking of getting that. than the flash after
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