Monday, August 25, 2008

my Canon 55-250is

Since I already have an Ultra Wide Angle (UWA) lens (Tokina 12-24 F4) and was itching for something with a longer reach than my Canon 24-70L. I consulted with my good friend google for some 70-200 options. And he gave me 3 choices:

The Sigma 70-200 F2.8, which has the best focusing system aside from the L equivalent lens.

The Tamron 70-200 F2.8, which has the best IQ which is sometimes as good as its L equivalent lens but falls short of on the focusing side.

And finally the Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS USM, which is the best of the bunch but costs an arm and a leg and probably half a lung.

So after doing a bunch of research, the next step to take was to look at my wallet. And there I saw Kent. Kent Afford. :)) Since none of them was below 33K. I was not ready to spend that much yet since I still have a lot of tech itch that needs to be scratched. :))

And then I stumbled upon this cheap plastic lens on the net and after reading a few reviews and seeing Ken this time around in my wallet the hunt for the lens was on.

Having no time to go to Hidalgo and certainly didn't want to buy in the mall since it's a few thousand higher, it was short of a miracle to find someone selling her lens here in Multiply! She used the lens for less than 3months and it also bundled with a UV filter and a CPL (na nakalimutan. huhuhu) for a price less than in Hidalgo!

So now the only thing missing is some good photo op.. so photo op anyone? :D

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