08-13-2014 08:55 PM - edited 08-13-2014 09:32 PM
07-08-2017 07:12 PM
One thing they haven't mentioned is the fact the T3i is an APS-C crop sensor camera. So your EF 70-200mm lens is going to be about 1.6x more than the 70-200. The 200mm will be more like a 360mm on the T3i. The 55-250 lens is an EF-S lens, so it will be a true 55-250mm. I to shoot the Canon T3i and am considering this lens. Especially since it is way cheaper than the 2.8 version. Hope this helps.
07-08-2017 07:22 PM - edited 07-08-2017 07:22 PM
That is not correct. The EF-S lens line use the same language re how many MM they are as the EF line up does. It's confusing to some but in the long run everything can be compared using one standard. Even P & S cameras give comparible numbers in their specs using the old 35 mm film lens method still in use.
07-08-2017 07:58 PM
cicopo is correct. mm is mm and always will be.
"Especially since it is way cheaper than the 2.8 version."
It may be way cheaper but that is where any comparing has to end. The two lenses. except sharing a similar focal length, have nothing in common. Hope this helps, too.
07-31-2017 10:40 AM
You will always be upgrading your camera every few years. Lenses and other equipment though, you'll want to use on that new camera. If you are serious about getting any new lens, buy as good as you can afford. "L" series lenses are very good quality. the 55-250 is a consumer / hobbyist, bottom of the pile lens that just happens to do a very good job. Any "L" lens will do a better job. The lens will have a greater impact on any shot than the camera will.
The consumer grade lenses are not environmentally sealed. The "L" lenses are. An "L" lens will fit any Canon EOS body. The "S" lenses only fit the cropped (Rebel) bodies. The Rebel line are very good cameras and will take as good a shot as the top of the line. But they too have short comings and are not as robust as the more expensive cameras. At some point you will most likely replace your camera. You shouldn't need to replace the lenses as well.
Remember, it isn't the camera or lens that gets a great shot. It's the person behind the camera. Whatever you do, enjoy it and make the best with what you have because 99% of the people looking won't know and won't care about your equipment. But you will.
07-31-2017 10:58 AM
"The "L" lenses are."
Most "L" lenses are ! Some more or less than others.
"It's the person behind the camera."
Reality is, 1/2 gear (camera/lens), 1/2 you, and 1/2 post editing. Not necessarily in that order.