New Canon EF-S IS lenses

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  1. Sabretooth

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    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 :D

    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 :thumbsup:

    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 ?
     
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    Hard to say realy as yet?

    Is the 18-55Is just the kit lens with IS or have they done something to the optics, certainly wont be as fast or as sharp as the 17-55F2.8IS.
     
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    True - but then the 17-55f2.8 IS is well over £500 compared to RRP of £160 for 18-55 f3.5-5.6 IS

    I imagine it won't be far off from the existing 18-55mm kit lens but the review on dpreview does seems to indicate different optics. Heres Hoping ;)
     

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