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Canon IS Zoom lens £187.00 delivered

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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
This is a new EF-S mount lens for Canon digital SLRs covering the 55-250mm (88-400mm equivalent) focal range, and therefore a good companion to the standard EOS kit lens. It's clearly at the budget end of the market with slowish aperture, no USM and plastic construction; but even so, this price seems to be a steal for an image-stabilised lens.

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#1
If it's EF-S, it shouldn't have a multiplier effect because of the CCD position ... therefore, this should stil be 55-250mm, not 88-400mm. The whole idea of the EF-S mounting is that the lens pokes back that extra amount to reduce the need for a multiplying effect on digital bodies. Hence why here: http://www.cameras2u.com/Store/s70093/0/Lenses/Canon/EF-S-18-55mm-F35-56-IS-Lens/details.aspx?&IsSearch=y&pageindex=1&CatId=4143&comp=y the EF-S 18-55mm has no "equivalent" focal length...I think the site has made a mistake.

If it was a standard EF lens, it would multiply depending on what digital body you have. My 350D has a multiplier of 1.6x, so the 50-200mm EF lens I got for £150 makes an 80-320mm.

Am I missing something here? Hmm I am not sure that I am! I think this is a little misleading.
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Not a bad deal, cheapest i've it for is £209. Don't forget 2% quidco.

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thesilverfox
If it's EF-S, it shouldn't have a multiplier effect because of the CCD position ... therefore, this should stil be 55-250mm, not 88-400mm. The whole idea of the EF-S mounting is that the lens pokes back that extra amount to reduce the need for a multiplying effect on digital bodies. Hence why here: http://www.cameras2u.com/Store/s70093/0/Lenses/Canon/EF-S-18-55mm-F35-56-IS-Lens/details.aspx?&IsSearch=y&pageindex=1&CatId=4143&comp=y the EF-S 18-55mm has no "equivalent" focal length...I think the site has made a mistake.

If it was a standard EF lens, it would multiply depending on what digital body you have. My 350D has a multiplier of 1.6x, so the 50-200mm EF lens I got for £150 makes an 80-320mm.

Am I missing something here? Hmm I am not sure that I am! I think this is a little misleading.

The 88-400mm spec comes from Canon's own site:

http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/EF_Lenses/Image_Stabilization_Lenses/EF-S_55-250mm_f_4-5_6_IS/index.asp
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Well I think I have figured out the confusion. Canon quote FILM (35mm) equivalent lengths ... extremely misleading here. This lens on a digital body will be 55-250mm ...
#5
For those that are interested in EF-S focal length/field of view:


http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=167366


I don't think this really detracts from the value of this lens - it's still an image stabilised telephoto which takes over where the 55mm (EF-S) kit lens stops...
#6
keef
For those that are interested in EF-S focal length/field of view:


http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=167366


I don't think this really detracts from the value of this lens - it's still an image stabilised telephoto which takes over where the 55mm (EF-S) kit lens stops...


Post number 13 is pretty much a good example for people who get confused. Heavens knows why I got myself all confuddled earlier today ... I knew something was up!

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