CANON EF55-200MM 4.5-5.6 II USM


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May 7, 2006
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Anyone used this lens, or know of it's capabilities? I'm thinking of buying...
I was thinking of getting the L, but I suppose it would be a bit too much of a cash outlay, considering how young into photography I am.

On the bright side, I just got, from ebay,

A Canon EF55-200mm 4.5-5.6 ll Usm lens

And a Cannon 50mm f1.8 MK 1 lens

For a total of 160 quid. Not bad at all.
Not terrible lens however not great. The lens is slow being a 4.5 at the wide end, image quality soft on edges and 55-200 is not a real useful zoom range its not sure if it wants to be a standard or telephoto zoom. "I've owned one" The positives are that its sharp in the middle,cheap in price and has USM. May I suggest a EF 75-300 USM or a EF 100-300 USM these lens are better all the way around in my opinion. If you are not looking to spend $$$ on professional L glass

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