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[DPR] Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II to be released

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For anyone interested. Other than cosmetic changes, it isn't much different. Reserving judgment for reviews of course.

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London, UK, 13th June 2011 – Canon today announces the launch of its latest high quality telephoto zoom lens. The new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II is a compact and affordable lens, offering powerful telephoto performance combined with high image quality, making it ideal for photographers wanting to get closer to the action.

The versatile new lens enables photographers to shoot a variety of subjects due to its variable focal range. It's ideal for shooting anything from portraits to longer-distance subjects, such as wildlife, sports, or even features within a landscape – ensuring the moment is always captured in impressive detail.

The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II will be available separately and also as part of a double lens kit, bundled alongside the recently-announced EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II with EOS 550D, EOS 600D and EOS 60D bodies, providing beginners with a fantastic start to their photography system, all in one box.

Designed and manufactured to exacting standards, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II reflects Canon's premium design philosophy, with an enhanced exterior design and a number of premium technologies to ensure leading image quality. Canon's four-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) counters image blur during low light and handheld shooting, and the inclusion of an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lens element and Canon's Super Spectra Coatings also ensure beautifully crisp, high contrast and glare-free images. The latest EF-S lens to be added to Canon's range is ideal for photographers seeking an affordable and versatile lens for general-purpose telephoto photography.

The new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II will be available from July 2011.
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Looks cheaper than the I -- I'm pretty sure this "II" version will be exactly the same but with further cheapened materials. I wish they would just put a metal mount on it, already.
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Looks cheaper than the I -- I'm pretty sure this "II" version will be exactly the same but with further cheapened materials. I wish they would just put a metal mount on it, already.
Yep, sounds about right. Much like the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II.
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Since they haven't mentioned any actual improvements, I'm pretty sure its a excuse to start producing cheaper versions of the original 55-250mm to appeal to beginners
 
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Looks can be deceiving. I hope its improved.
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Looks like the same as my Mk1 except the font is slightly changed. The Mk1 isn't a bad lens, but it's naturally slow and the focus hunts a bit.
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