Jun 7, 2008

Survey on Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS


It have being long time i looking for a zoom lense for my 350D . Although i might not able to travel alot in year 2008 but i am sure 2009 is another travel year for my family.










Specifications
Optical construction12 elements in 10 groups inc. 1x UD element
Number of aperture blades7 (rounded)
min. focus distance1.1m (max. magnification ratio ~1:3)
Dimensions70x108mm
Weight390g
Filter size58mm (rotating)
Hoodoptional, barrel-shaped, snap-on type
Other featuresIS (Optical Stabilizer)


Further check on review result.

Technically the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is a tiny lens with a great performance potential. The resolution is very good across the range. Chromatic aberrations are basically a non-issue. The level of distortions remain moderate. The most obvious flaw is, unsurprisingly, vignetting at large apertures. The build quality is fine for a lens in this class and it is one step up from the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS that we've seen here recently. Regarding the target market you may surely forgive the plastic mount. The AF (micro-) motor is pretty fast and silent. So's everything cool here ? Well, the AF accuracy didn't really convince in the field - specifically at the wide-end of the zoom range - but to be fair this is much better on an EOS 40D (e.g.) with its improved AF capabilities. I had some trouble with the image stabilizer in the field but according to early reader feedback this impression seems to be an exception to the rule. If so the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS has certainly the potential to be another hot seller.

I believe i can live with some of the disadvantages.

Optical Quality:
Mechanical Quality:
Price/Performance:

Checked on US site amazon , price is around US 279.95 approx = RM 895 . and i hear that pertama complex at Kl is selling at RM 800 (April 2008).

Maybe it is time for me to check it out..
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