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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Which tele lens for Rebel t1i?


My wife is trying to decide on a complement for her "kit" 18-55mm lens and it's down to the 70-300mm IS or the 55-250mm IS. Tough call or easy call?


Sep 27, 2012 at 05:09 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Which tele lens for Rebel t1i?


55-250 IS is a sweet little lens.


Sep 27, 2012 at 05:13 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Which tele lens for Rebel t1i?


55-250, lighter, plastic, non-usm, cheaper, IS and AF like the kit lens, EF-S mount (cannot be used on film or full frame bodies)...$200 new...is a nice starter lens; with the 18-55 you've got a nice kit.

70-300, heavier, mostly plastic, usm for quicker/near silent AF, IS a bit older but usable, will work on all Canon AF bodies...you loose the focal lengths between 55 and 70mm (no biggie in my book) and gain an extra 50mm in reach....$400 or higher new...a better lens all around IMO.

Resale value might be better with the 70-300...

Good luck, either would be great just starting out, have lots of fun above all
Jerry



Sep 27, 2012 at 05:31 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Which tele lens for Rebel t1i?


alfarmer wrote:
My wife is trying to decide on a complement for her "kit" 18-55mm lens and it's down to the 70-300mm IS or the 55-250mm IS. Tough call or easy call?


depends on your budget but the 55-250IS is a cracking sharp lens and it's often on sale for $150
$169 at adorama
http://www.adorama.com/CA55250AFSR.html
which includes warranty and free shipping





Sep 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Which tele lens for Rebel t1i?


I'll throw a slightly different one into the mix. The Tamron 70-300 VC .

I've owned a 70-300 IS in the past and the Tamron that I tried in a store was way better than the canon . The VC was a stop or maybe even 2 better than my old canon. Also the AF on the canon (even though they call it USM) is not the best .




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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Which tele lens for Rebel t1i?


I'll throw a slightly different one into the mix. The Tamron 70-300 VC .

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Sep 27, 2012 at 01:36 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Which tele lens for Rebel t1i?


EF-S 55-250 IS is your best bet to start with.


Sep 27, 2012 at 01:39 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Which tele lens for Rebel t1i?


You can't go wrong with any of the two. Both good value for money. Tamron 70-300 VC is a sensible suggestion too.


Sep 27, 2012 at 01:49 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Which tele lens for Rebel t1i?


My first zoom was the Canon 70-300 IS and I will not part with it. It's a perfect for packing light compared, with the L zooms. Stay away from the Canon 75-300.


Sep 27, 2012 at 01:58 PM





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