Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM @HDewCameras £135
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM @HDewCameras £135

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Edited by:"asm80"Found 27th Nov
***Now up slightly to £135.00 but still a great deal***

OK, let's get a couple of things out of the way first. Yes, this is a grey import (perfectly legal, but designed for an oversees market). And yes, I think that means no UK Canon manufacture's warranty (although on lenses that's less clear).

However, HDew are an established reputable company. And it is being imported by them and sold from the UK - so you've no issues with customs or VAT. Any returns or warranty claims are to their UK address, and apparently they are happy to provide a full VAT receipt. So, you are not avoiding tax, only the fact that Canon charge more for UK customers.

The price is superb. Most gray imports are a lot more (unless you want to risk eglobal).

The RRP is well over £250. However, if you don't want to go grey, it is currently available on Amazon for £162, which is also amazing, since the cheapest elsewhere is £220 ish.

The lens itself gets good reviews as a decent budget lens, with STM and IS.

18 Comments

good price
imo the acceptability of grey just depends on how much you save and how much you stand to lose

brilly2 h, 33 m ago

good priceimo the acceptability of grey just depends on how much you save …good priceimo the acceptability of grey just depends on how much you save and how much you stand to lose


In this case you lose nothing though

Rich443 m ago

In this case you lose nothing though


Unless it malfunctions

One of the best prices i have seen for this amazing lens HOT

would this work on a 1200d

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It should work on any of the Canon EOS cropped-sensor cameras

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allowed7 m ago

would this work on a 1200d


So, I'm pretty sure that's a yes

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abhijitdash12315 m ago

One of the best prices i have seen for this amazing lens HOT


confession: it's a bit cheaper on eglobal (but I'd not touch them)

Something similar for Nikon,

I've bought from them before and had no problem registering the serial No's on the Canon website for warranty purposes.

brilly4 h, 15 m ago

good priceimo the acceptability of grey just depends on how much you save …good priceimo the acceptability of grey just depends on how much you save and how much you stand to lose


HDEW are an excellent retailer. So no problems.

GazP13 m ago

How would this compare to Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens for …How would this compare to Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens for example, which is currently £105 at Amazon?https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00005K47Y/ref=psdc_1330825031_t1_B00EP71ETU


I prefer this 55-250mm lens as it is much lighter, faster auto-focus and image stabilisation which I find key at the higher zoom lengths. However, if you are possibly moving to a full frame camera in future and want to keep future costs down, the 75-300mm will work on both crop sensor and full frame cameras
Edited by: "bryan1979" 28th Nov

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GazP1 h, 17 m ago

How would this compare to Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens for …How would this compare to Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens for example, which is currently £105 at Amazon?https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00005K47Y/ref=psdc_1330825031_t1_B00EP71ETU


I'm only going on the reviews I have read (I'm new to this), but the 75-300 gets a pretty bad write-up, certainly compared to this. Also, STM matters, particularly for video. STM means the autofocus is almost silent, and a noisy autofocus will disrupt video recording sound.

fishmaster3 h, 6 m ago

HDEW are an excellent retailer. So no problems.



Rich444 h, 49 m ago

In this case you lose nothing though


wow such certainty - cant say that about uk retailers so saying that about foreign retailers you have no real protection with is nuts

I bought this from HDew about a year ago. No problems at all really sharp lens for the price point. Also I managed to register fine on the Canon website. If you have a UK vat receipt canon can't argue about it.

GazP28th Nov

How would this compare to Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens for …How would this compare to Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens for example, which is currently £105 at Amazon?https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00005K47Y/ref=psdc_1330825031_t1_B00EP71ETU


I had Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM which was released the same year so I guess it similar. Even I read some bad reviews back then mostly based on "that's the quite old lens", I really liked it. The image was sharp, the focus was good and fast and the only thing I think I noticed was bit washed out colours. Now when I think twice, that might be caused by haze that appear on long distance shots.

Although, I think you should be aware that Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III doesn't have stabilisation which is really needed thing on telephoto lenses (unless you know you're not going to shoot from hand)

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Now up to £135.00. But still a great deal
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