New to Photography, need some lens advice

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  1. Zugbert

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    Hey everybody, I'm brand new to photography (and this forum) and I'm here asking for some advice. My dad recently bought a Canon Rebel XSI and he already wants to buy a higher zoom lens. Currently the only lens we have is the 18-55mm kit lens.

    We are looking at two in particular, a canon 55-250mm lens and a canon 75-300mm lens. We are looking to get a relatively cheap lens, that takes decent-good quality photographs? What are the general opinions for these lenses or any other lens? Thanks.

    55-250 link: Amazon.com: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras: Electronics

    75-300 link: Amazon.com: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras: Electronics
     
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    From what I've read online, instead of looking at the 75-300, you may want to consider the 100-300. I'm considering getting a little bit longer zoom myself, and the 100-300 may be the winner for me.
     
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    The 55-250 has IS which will make your life easier as a beginner. It gets soft at the long end though, and is definitely a weak performer in a few areas, but that's to be expected. In your situation, I got the 55-250.
     

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