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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Found 27th Nov 2017Edited by:"asm80"
***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.
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    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
    Original Poster
    It should work on any of the Canon EOS cropped-sensor cameras
    Original Poster
    allowed7 m ago

    would this work on a 1200d


    So, I'm pretty sure that's a yes
    Original Poster
    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 2017
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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)
    Original Poster
    Now up to £135.00. But still a great deal
    Got mine new from Eglobal for £105 new. Perfect.
    iceni28th Nov 2017

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


    How did you manage to register lenses on the their website? I'm trying to register one and can't find the option for lenses, only things like cameras etc
    It was a few years ago but I just found the registration page and put the serial no's in. It worked. Good luck.
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