Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Second Lens

After a long wait, I've cautiously purchased my second lens - CANON EF-S 55-250 IS. I've spent a lot of time reading different articles, spent time discussing with a few friends about the pros and cons about different lens. I felt very difficult to decide if I can go with SIGMA or TAMRON or TOCINA or CANON. Different persons had different reason to justify their views.
Ultimately, I made a firm decision to go with CANON alone, and then starts my next dilemma - which lens to start with? Fixed Focus Lens , Tele, USM lens etc. Initially I felt to go with IF (Internal Focus) Lens and my eyes were locked on 70-200mm F/4.0 L USM. All reviews lead me to this lens as the preferred second lens and that made me to dream for it. Even though it was a bit heavy to my valet, I was almost sure to go with it. To make my valet comfortable, I even decided to sacrifise IS (Image Stabilizer)feature. Unfortunately, I had some personal reason due to which I have to shell out some of my extra money for unexpected reasons and that made me to look out for a less expensive lens.

My second option was always for EF-S 55-250mm IS lens. I started consoling myself as - for a beginner, there is no other lens better than this. The reasons to opt this lens - Less weight, relatively good fast AutoFocus, Less expensive & finally a few good review about this lens.
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As expected, I could able to find good results from this lens.

1 comment:

Anand said...

How much did you pay for the 55-250? Did you buy it from Genetco? Also since you are using the 50mm prime would you prefer this to a 35mm? I am finding it hard to make a decision between 35mm and 50mm. But the price of 50mm is much less which is definitely a plus point for me.