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So, what is your girlfriend shooting and what is she doing with the photographs that the 55-250 would not work for her? It is really not a bad lens.
She's just learning, but for some reason I just don't like the 55-250 when I have used it. I honestly don't have an exact reason why, just didn't like it.
I owned the EF 70-210 f4 20 some years back and it was pretty terrible: slow & noisy AF, push-pull zoom and so-so IQ. I replaced it with the EF 70-210 f3.5-4.5 USM in 1991 and what an big improvement in just about every way. I used that lens until 2007, and only sold it because I got an EF 70-200 4L IS USM. Amazingly the old EF 70-210 f3.5-4.5 USM AF is even faster the EF 70-200 4L IS USM, I suspect because it only has to drive a small rear element group. The EF 70-210 f3.5-4.5 USM qualifies...Show more →
whenever this comes up the variable ap 70-210 3.5-4.5 is always the recomended lens. its much more the 'sleeper' than the f4. Its USM as well! . I've not used it but if its like its bigger bro the 100-300 4.5-5.6 USM then it would a fine little cheap lens. I had 1 of those and the IQ was fairly good but the AF was like lightning.
Both these posts kind of make me want to cancel the order for the f4 and pick up the 3.5-4.5...
Alright, I'm gonna cancel the 70-210 f4 for now, and see what else I can decide on. Who knows, might pick order it again, but no rush really.
Going against what I've wanted, I'll look at the 55-250 as well, but I'm not really sold on it. How does the 55-250 compare to the 70-210 3.5-4.5? Or any other telephoto zooms you recommend? I don't mind going to Sigma or other brands, as long as it's a quality lens.