For well over a year I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a new lens for my Canon 400D. I’d been keeping an eye on the Canon 70-300mm IS lens, the same as I’d borrowed from my dad to go to Brans Hatch last April, but they were up over £350 and didn’t seem to be coming down in any way. A couple of days ago I noticed Canon did a 55-250mm IS (Image Stabilized) lens, which I found for only £169 from a place near Bloomsbury Square, so this afternoon I headed in a bought one.
It’s about twice the size of the original lens (18-55mm) with a smooth zooming and auto focus motion. I’m not sure how often I’ll get to use it. Many places these days wont let you take a camera in if it has changable lenses. So, if I go back to Wembley to see the Saints play the Chargers for example, I wont be able to take my 400D with me.
While I was testing the lens, next doors dogs came out, so I put it to test. I was able to zoom right in on the dogs faces, and had to zoom out slightly to take the picture you see on the right.