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Old 03-11-2013, 10:24 AM
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Quote from Richv5254 View Post :
Is there really a huge difference between a 70-300mm EFS vs. this lens?

Is it really worth the money?

I would appreciate some feedback

1. The only 70-300mm Canon lens is the EF 70-300mm IS USM. It is a very useful EF lens but does not compare to the 70-200mm f2.8 IS, which you'd be able to take pictures at faster shutter speed in the same conditions.

2. $1700 is a bargain for this specific lens.

3. Unless you're serious about photography, or make a living off photography, you would not need this lens.

Since you mentioned "EFS" I'd assume you may be referring to the EF-S 55-250mm IS. In that case, it's a very good lens for $150, and should serve the majority of Canon consumer users well enough.

Lets also not forget that this 70-200mm f2.8 IS weighs 3.28 lbs, versus the 14 ounces of the EF-S 55-250mm IS. Completely different purposes even though they are both telephoto zooms.

Last edited by sniperruff; 03-11-2013 at 10:29 AM..