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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  • Canon EF-S Lens Mount
  • 88-400mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • STM AF Stepping Motor
  • Optimized Lens Coating
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Control
  • Non-Rotating Front Element & Rear Focus
  • Seven Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.8'
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The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens is a long-reaching zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 88-400mm, covering portrait-length to telephoto perspectives to suit working with distant subject matter. Greatly benefitting this lens' reach is the incorporation of image stabilization, which works to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 3.5 shutter speed steps to support handheld use in low-light conditions.

An STM stepping focus motor is also integrated into the lens' design to provide smooth, quiet, and fast focusing performance that is ideally-suited to video applications as well as tracking moving subjects. The rear focusing system, high-speed CPU, and an enhanced AF algorithm also contribute to quickened overall AF speeds. Full-time manual focus is also supported to permit fine-tuning of focus even while working in AF modes. Additionally, the front lens section does not rotate during focusing to better facilitate the use of polarizing filters.

The optical construction of the lens employs one ultra-low dispersion glass element to help reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range while also enhancing contrast and clarity. Optimized lens coatings have also been applied to ensure color fidelity by countering the effects of lens flare and ghosting.

Long-reaching zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 88-400mm, covering portrait-length to telephoto perspectives.
Optical image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 3.5 shutter speed steps to benefit shooting handheld in dim lighting and with greater zoom magnifications.
The STM stepping focus motor produces near-silent, smooth, and quick autofocus performance that is well-suited to video applications.
One ultra-low dispersion element helps to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion while also contributing to greater image sharpness, contrast, and clarity.
Enhanced lens coatings minimize flare and ghosting in order to produce true colors with maintained contrast.
A minimum focusing distance of 2.8' throughout the zoom range and a maximum magnification of 0.29x at the telephoto end enables working with close-up subject matter.
A seven blade circular aperture helps to produce an aesthetic out-of-focus quality to benefit selective focus and shallow depth of field imagery.
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • E-58 II 58mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Focal Length 55 - 250mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 88 - 400 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
    Format Compatibility Canon (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
    Elements/Groups 15 / 12
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.76 x 4.38" (70 x 111.2 mm)
    Weight 13.23 oz (375 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 5.4 x 3.8"
    EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 209.
    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 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 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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Lens This is one nice lens if you're not a snob. One camera shop I deal with turned up there collective noses at this one. Went to another shop and picked one up. Not disappointed so far. Yes, the camera connection is plastic. OH NO! So if it last a few years, I'll be happy. No, it's not one of those pricey white lenses. But it works for me so far. Yes, I will buy the 70-200 2.8L. But later. I'm still enjoying this one. We are traveling to Europe this summer. Which one would I take a chance on losing or breaking in transit? My pix will be just fine.
    Date published: 2009-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!! I'm an advanced hobbyist that had been using the standard kit lens for ages (ages being a about 6 years). A few months ago I got this lens bundled with the T1i, and absolutely love it. I love it not just for the quality and such, but specifically for the beautiful depth of field you can accomplish with such ease with this lens. Using it in conjunction with the T1i's HD Video function, and people will think you're using a multi-thousand-dollar cinematic camera. I have many "HD" video cameras, and none of them look nearly as good as the footage shot through this lens. The depth of field is really breathtaking for a lens in this price range, and I recommend it wholeheartedly to ANYONE looking for an inexpensive lens that can really keep up your spark for shooting.
    Date published: 2010-01-17
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