The new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens is an ideal companion for the EOS 70D, EOS Rebel SL1 and EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR cameras. It offers and Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 3.5 equivalent stops for shake correction and it allows capture of high quality still and video images, while reducing motor noise from the lens.
Today Canon announced the most recent addition to their EOS line with the EOS 70D. The most important feature of the 70D is the new, super-fast, 19-point autofocus system which abandons the need for contrast detection.
Canon shines with its newest XA25 and XA20 camcorders. Features like a powerful image sensor (high sensitivity 2.91 megapixels 1/2.84 inch HD CMOS), wireless connectivity for digital content uploading, weighing only 2.6 pounds and sporting an impressive combination of professional features, makes them ideal for run-and-gun shooters and electronic newsgathering (ENG).
Okay onto the question. I am a novice videographer and so far I've made a decent intro into the craft with just my kit lenses on my 600D & 500D, now I want to step up my arsenal for better front end quality. I initially didn't want to invest too much money and then later realize "HEY YOU SUCK AT THIS" or "HEY I DON'T LIKE THIS". Thankfully none of those seem to be reality (yet) and hopefully never. I've already made up my mind about getting the Canon EF 50mm 1/8.