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.
- EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 88-400mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
- One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Overview
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Specs
55 to 250mm (35mm Equivalent: 88 to 400mm)
f/4 to 5.6
f/22 to 32
|Lens Format Coverage|
|Angle of View|
27° 50' to 6° 15'
|Minimum Focus Distance|
2.79' / 85 cm
15 Elements in 12 Groups
58 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)|
2.76 x 4.38" / 70 x 111.2 mm
|Length at Maximum Extension|
2.6" / 66 mm
13.23 oz / 375 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
6.7 x 4.8 x 4.3"
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Reviews
Replacement for failed original . . .
Original purchased back in 2016 and has been used frequently as an avid amateur photographer. Sensor failed and repair center deemed unrepairable and recycled. This was the same lens as a replacement.
Works perfectly and it’s a great lens. Easy to use.
Small but powerful
This is a small but powerful lens. I love the range it has. I use it often when my more powerful professional telephoto lens is not practical. Quite a bargain.
Love it. For the price you can't beat it.
I lost my mid-distance lens which came with my camera and part of me is glad I did now, this works perfectly with my Canon T7. I went to the park and tested it in various modes and I was amazed at the clarity and how well it auto-focused.
Surprisingly good quality at the price
Like other reviewers, I had a Tamron lens that was older (2009) and lacked clarity, particularly when zooming in or cropping. It also made way too much noise and slow when autofocusing. Enter the Canon. It was so fast and quiet that I didn't realize it was already focused. And the quality is great - I backed off the ISO and the details just popped. Didn't happen with the Tamron. In the images below, I was actually shooting through (clean) window glass and it still had great resolution on the feathers. Looking forward to using this on an upcoming trip - very happy with this and my previous Canon lens purchase of a wide angle for my 80D. B&H is fantastic, items always quickly shipped and well packed - never have to worry no matter how careless the delivery agent is.
Great lens. Compact, sharp, great range of focal lengths.
BEST Budget Telephoto Lens
This is, by far, the best budget lens that has the same quality as the more expensive lens. You get professional photos/videos without breaking the bank. The results are just as good as the thousand dollar lenses. Plus the stm makes it the perfect vlogging companion lens to the 55mm stm lens. It pot picks up where it leaves on and compliments it perfectly. Highly recommend this lens! You don't need to spend a lot to get professional results!
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