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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1075 reviews

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98%would recommend to a friend
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  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality, Zoom

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My Go To lens

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is used mainly for photographing items for online selling and is perfect! Jewelry is one of the most difficult items to photograph and this makes it easy. It also is perfect for landscape, candid and portraits. The autofocus is quick and the stabilization make it the go to lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp Images

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    To be honest, I've not been able to use this lens: my wife has commandeered to use on her Canon camera. The good news is she uses it often and likes it. The images are nice and clear and to her that's all that matters

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Stellar camera

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Easily my favorite camera lens to date. Super versatile. I initially got it to take sports photos but it is also fantastic for when I take photos of birds.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Easy to use, easy to interchange lenses. Mostly used for sporting events and did pretty good as a new user!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    My wife and I broke are 70 to 250 lens. It's one of our favorites and we have many. We use this particularly in so much that it was considered an absolute necessity to replace it. I know it is classified as a "kit" lens but the photos are top-notch. I would recommend it to anybody. It focuses quickly and is sharp

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Clarity, Zoom

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love this lens. Allows me to zoom in on the subjects that are far away. The pictures comes out so clear and has great detail.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I use this lens most out of the three I own. I love and use it because I'm able to get great shots of my kids playing sports while they are far away from where I'm sitting. Before the pictures I took were of figures in the distance that weren't easily recognizable. I would ask parents with better cameras if they could send me the great shot they got of one of my children. Now I'm the parent with the great pictures of the kids facial expressions when kicking the ball at 25 feet away. It's also not too heavy, although it obviously weighs more than say a 50mm lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lens for the price.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I had this lens before and damaged it irreparably. I loved how it performed for price-point. The only caveat on this new lens is that the gold trim strip started to come off the perimeter of the lens. Will not affect its performance but it should have come off the lens barrel. My original lens had no such issues. In image below, one can see the gold trim tape is absent just aft of the focus ring.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    REPLACEMENT

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I BOUGHT THIS TO REPLACE MY OLDER VERSION WHICH WAS GIVING ME SOME PROBLEMS . I REALLY LIKE THE QUIETER VERSION EVEN THE WAY IT FOCUSSES . THE OLD ONEVTHE LENS BARREL MOVED THIS ONE DOES NOT . I HAVE GOTTEN SOME REALLY NICE SHOTS WITH IT .

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love this lens! For those who are looking for telephoto lens, the EF-S 55-250 is an excellent choice. The motors are quiet which is really great when recording video. During the lockdown, I bought this (they even brought it to the car for contactless delivery) to have. As soon as I put it on my Canon 77D I was amazed. Its very comfortable and well balanced when attached to the camera. I even took some great close up pics of the flowers while on our walks.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Image quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Photography lense

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Love the quality shoots the best pictures and is super easy to learn. Great for indoor/outdoor photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Clarity

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great investment!!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great lens to invest in. It takes great clear photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Saw the Reviews

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    They are right on! Excellent lens. I couldn't wait to try it out, and I was pleasantly surprised. This lens will not disappoint you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with this lens

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great for capturing the wildlife in my backyard from a safe distance! I am very happy with this lens and super impressed with the level of detail I can capture from such a far distance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Just starting out with photography and he Canon EOS 70D. Haven't used this lens much, tried it out to capture the moon. Did well, but in the pic attached it's pretty much maxed out of zoom.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    They gave me a deal I couldn't refuse. Half off this stellar lens. It has a stabilization features that is great. It's the perfect compliment to my new Canon t6s

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Zoom

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Lens works great for taking zoom shots check my photos below.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Too good a lens for a bad photo

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a very good lens. I purchased it for a cruise featuring 60 heavy metal bands and wanted to use this for the distance shots. Indoors and outdoors, day and night the images were good. A tripod would have solved a few problems, but those were my fault and we live to learn.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Zoom lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The lens is everything I wanted and more ! I have been able to take amazing sunset picture and pictures of birds and other things that are off in the distance

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the money

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I use this a lot for nature shots and it works really well. If you are trying to capture animals at a further distance then you probably want to go higher than 250mm. I am very happy with the lense. Quick AF and clear pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend