Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

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  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 88-400mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 overview

  • 1Description

Suitable for distant subject matter, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is an 88-400mm-equivalent zoom for Canon APS-C DSLRs. This lens's long reach is enhanced by the inclusion of an Ultra-Low Dispersion element, which helps to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for greater clarity and color accuracy throughout the zoom range. A Super Spectra coating is also featured, and minimizes flare and ghosting in order to produce greater contrast when working in bright lighting conditions. Benefitting both photo and video applications, an STM stepping AF motor is used to realize quick and near-silent autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. Additionally, a four-stop-effective Image Stabilizer system is also featured and minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.

Telephoto zoom is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-S-mount DSLRs and provides an 88-400mm equivalent focal length range.
One Ultra-Low Dispersion glass element noticeably reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color fidelity.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 3.5 stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
Enhanced lens coatings minimize flare and ghosting in order to produce true colors with maintained contrast.
An STM stepping AF motor realizes smooth, near-silent autofocus that is complemented by a rear focus system, advanced AF algorithms, and a high-speed CPU for fast AF performance. Additionally, full-time manual focus override is also available.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 013803220742

Canon 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 specs

Performance
Focal Length 55 - 250mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 88 - 400 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 27° 50' - 6° 15'
Minimum Focus Distance 2.79' / 85 cm
Magnification 0.29x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.45
Optical Design 15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
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Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 2.76 x 4.38" / 70 x 111.2 mm
Weight 13.23 oz / 375 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 4.6 x 4.4"

Canon 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 reviews

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 225.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't Let the Construction Fool You Don't let the plastic lens mount and entry-level construction fool you, this lens produces high quality images and a very low price. I have some "L" glass for more serious work but for kids' athletics, trips to the zoo, and for following my granddaughters around the back yard this lens is perfect. Sharp with good contrast, its also light weight with an excellent implementation of Canon's Image Stabilization. It doesn't take up much space in my backpack so I carry it every day. This is really a great Canon lens for the money. I shoot it on a Canon EOS 60D and the combination is just about perfect for everyday shooting.
Date published: 2012-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for the price I bought this lens to use with a drumline. I really wanted some close ups without getting too close. I haven't looked back since. I've used this lens on everything from musicians to wildlife to cars and nature. It's not the brightest but it works. It does back focus from time to time. It's stm motor makes it great for video. The best thing by far is the price. It's no L lens but for somebody who needs a solid zoom range that's on a budget this is that lens. It always goes when I have my camera. Definitely wish it was brighter but then it'd get into higher pricing. Love this lens. It's not tack sharp but it's just under.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Lens for the Money In addition to my other Canon bodies and lenses, I own the EOS M3 and the EF and EFS lens adapter, which is needed to use this lens with the M3. I have found that my M3 has become my go to camera body for taking hikes and in applications where weight is a factor. Needing a medium range telephoto lens, I purchased the EF-S 55-250mm lens. While this lens certainly is a lower price range lens, it performs rather well. And, I was pleasantly surprised to find that, with the Vello 10mm and 16mm extension rings available from B&H it does a very respectable job as a macro lens. The bottom line is that I am very happy with the lens.
Date published: 2016-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wildlife Lens Purchased for half off on ordering a 70D Kit from B&H. Took it to the local greenway; my first picture was a very sharp shot of a blue heron, allowing cropping to fill the frame, from quite a distance, with fine feather detail. I've since posted photos to Facebook for the first time since 2009, with tons of kudos received. Decent bokeh, did not notice anything bad, but with f4 to f5.6, you have to be careful, to have a non-busy background, as opposed to 1.8 to 2.8, where bokeh is easier. I used the 70-300 IS USM till recently - this lens is half the weight, and sharp at 250mm, while the 70-300 was soft at 300.
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy I purchased the lens a few months back when my "photography style" shifted to one that would require a lens with more zoom. After looking at countless reviews and comparisons I decided I was going to just go and buy this lens. I was immediatly surprised at the overall build quality of the lens, and for this price, im very happy. If the lens in fact lacks image sharpness, it's something that I am yet to notice. It produces a very sharp image on my t3i. If you're considering this lens I say go for it. P.s auto focus speed is nothing that makes the lens less attractive, quick and easy.
Date published: 2012-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for an Amateur This lens is a good starter zoom lens. However, after discovering prime lenses, I realized that it is not very sharp. Sure, it zooms in a lot, but the images cannot compare to a prime lens for sharpness. Also, it can't really be used easily indoors because of the minimum 4.0 aperture. Outdoors, it does a decent job in good lighting, but again, the pictures are not as sharp as they could be. I really would recommend this only to an amateur who isn't planning to shoot in manual. If you are planning on moving up the ladder as far as equipment, I wouldn't bother. Get a 50 mm, 85 mm, or 100 mm lens instead. Despite the price, it's just not worth it.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens! I recently became a Canon customer after switching from Nikon so I don't have an expert review on this lens but after using it for just a few days I know this lens is reliable. I've been testing the lens with all of the automatic settings so far and the photos look beautiful. I am yet to see what it can do when I play with the settings manually. The zoom and focus are very smooth; this is great for zooming during videos so it isn't choppy. This lens is a must-have for new photographers. I can't speak for experienced photographers but this lens is working great for me, a photographer of around two years.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the $, you can't beat the quality! Sure, this lens is not pro quality. But then again, you are not paying a pro quality price eather. Personally, I love this lens. I have a Canon Rebel t1i that I use this lens with and I will tell you, this lens gives me more than I expected. I get excelent pictures with this lens. Photography is my hobby that I am very passionate about. And I do put a lot of $ into it. (I have a Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II that I develop my pictures with. So I am not a cheep guy.) I have a lot better built and more expensive lenses. This one is my favorite. It is light and gives me the shots I am looking for. The construction is were they went light to get the price so low. However, if you take care of your equiptment like I do, it will last a long time.
Date published: 2009-10-02
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