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    DP Review FYI

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/1106/11...5_200_ISII.asp


    MOD EDIT: link is for - a " cosmetically refreshed version" of the cheap but unlovely EF-S 55-250 IS kit lens.
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    It might help to say what the link is for - it's a " cosmetically refreshed version" of the cheap but unlovely EF-S 55-250 IS kit lens.
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    They (DPR) haven't even tested it yet it's
    "– the ideal telephoto lens for aspiring photographers"
    I wonder what that means? Hopefully it will be a good one.
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    Yeap sorry boys, thought of that after I hit the go buttom, maybe a mod would be so kind.

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    same lens, same spec - just cheaper to manufacture so Canon can $$ in more

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    Not at all, Roosta. You let us know about it. Am.

    PS. Just saw andylo's post. Did the earlier one have ULD glass elements in it too?
    A fiend is after just such a lens and I sort of steered him away from "kit" lenses.
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    Yes, it always has the UD elements. Following is from Canon website:

    http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home...0mm_f4-5.6_IS/

    Features

    Affordable telephoto zoom lens
    88-400mm equivalent focal length
    4-stop Image Stabilizer with automatic panning detection
    UD element
    Super Spectra coatings
    Circular diaphram
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    They don't seem to be promising anything aside from the cosmetic changes, Ameerat, so it's a pretty safe bet that it will be pretty similar. I am familiar with the old model. It's a pretty fair companion to the 18-55 IS - i.e, sharp enough and really quite remarkable at the price, but very light, flimsy, terrible baby concrete mixer pretending to be a focus motor .... all things that are acceptable in a $100 kit lens, but harder to live with in something belonging to this focal length class, where accurate focus becomes critical.

    Surely Sigma or Tamron or someone have something better and not too dear.

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    So long story short - if you already have one, don't bother to "upgrade". Chances are you are actually downgrading!

    Not sure if you guys know about it, but the 18-55 IS also have a mkII. Exactly the same thing - same spec and everything, but cheaper to produce.

    The following I am not 100% sure:
    The mk1's of 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS are make in Japan. But the mkII's are all make in Taiwan.

    My 18-55IS and 55-250IS (both I have sold) were made in Japan.

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