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I'm interested in the difference between the following two camera kits:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 IS II lens and EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS zoom lens
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 IS II lens and EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III zoom lens

I need a camera for sports pictures with the best zoom capabilities from far away.

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marked as duplicate by mattdm, jrista Aug 31 '13 at 22:01

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Since most of that string is the same, are you actually asking "What's the difference between the Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 and the EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 for distant sports?" –  mattdm Aug 31 '13 at 20:33

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The EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III will get you a little closer, but the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is better optically and has Image Stabilization which will help in certain situations. While it is true that IS is primarily for dealing with camera movement issues, the Mode 2 IS option of the 55-250 is very helpful for doing horizontal panning shots at slower than normal shutter speeds for typical action shots.

For a much more detailed comparison of the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III vs. the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS see Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 USM or 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens?

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