Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Canon EF-S 55-250 IS F4-5.6 The Review

Okay, I'll give you a short review about Canon EF-S 55-250 IS F4-5.6. I promise you, this review will be very-very-very short... Hahahaha...

  • SRP - Rm1099
  • Street Price - Rm8++ with 58mm filter.

  • Nice manual
  • Nice box
  • Nice plastic protector
  • Built for for Canon SLR that can accept EF-S lens. (300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D)

  • A bit plasticky...
  • Don't ever think people will say 'WOW' when they look at your lense. It's not white. (Now go to your store and paint it white!)
  • Small and lightweight
  • Quite (at least a bit more quite compare to my Tamron 18-50 F2.8)
  • Weird when i see my lens erected when I zoom in!
  • Now I have 2 switch on my lens. 1 for Auto-Manual. The other one for IS On-Off.

  • No USM
  • Still not fully tested during daylight.
  • Not so slow in low light condition. But slower compare to lens with USM and L.
  • IS (Image Stabilizer)? Superb man... But please do not compare with L. But still, this cheap lense offer you a 4 stop IS tech...
  • Image Quality? For now... I think far better compare to my kit lens. And a bit better compare to my Tamron 18-200. At least in ISO1600 and lowlight condition. (more to come)
  • I can handholding at 250mm and snap a sharp picture at 1/30 sec. Quality wise... Sharper than 1/100!

Ok... Now for the sample... (mix of 100% resize and 100% cropped)
ISO 1600 for all sample. Canon 350D and 250mm zoom.

1/10sec - 1.5 meter - Without IS (100% resize)

1/10sec - 1.5 meter - With IS (100% resize)

1/10sec - 1.5 meter - Without IS (cropped)

1/10sec - 1.5 meter - With IS (cropped)

0.4sec - 3 meter - Without IS (100% resize)

0.4sec - 3 meter - With IS (100% resize)

0.4sec - 3 meter - Without IS (cropped)

0.4sec - 3 meter - Without IS (cropped)

1/30sec - 1.5 meter - Without IS (cropped)

1/30sec - 1.5 meter - With IS (cropped)

1/50sec - 3 meter - Without IS (cropped)

1/50sec - 3 meter - With IS (cropped)

If you have tons of money/credit card. Then buy the 70-200 F4 L IS or maybe F2.8 IS. Else... buy this one. Cheap... and acceptable performance... for now...

More comparison will come in next 2-3 weeks.


mediocre sadist said...


ok saya cop kalau awak nak tolak rm600!

bzz said...

hahahaha... 600 tu kalau terdesak gile, saya jual la...

Author said...

hmm.. banyak jugak beza IS on ngan off

bzz said...

Ape lagi... angkat la 70-200 F2.8VR wit... hahahaha

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