Not out yet so not sure if they're any good but took the plunge anyway and pre-ordered the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS and the new 55-250mm IS lenses. Got them both for the bargain price of £308 inc vat & delivery from Dabs (using free delivery code & £5 off for google checkout) Be rude not to at that price Not expecting much from these at this price but hope the optics & build quality turn out reasonable. The 55-250mm really sounds interesting - MTF charts seem to indicate the IQ may be pretty good for the price. The most appealing thing for me though is that these both come with the new 4 stop IS Stock of the 18-55mm should be arriving in about a week and the 55-250mm should be available early October. Really looking forward to these. Anybody else think these are a good buy - or a waste of money for glorified "ISed" kit lenses ?