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

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

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

B&H # CA55250STMEK (B&H Kit)
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Product Highlights

  • EF-S Mount/APS-C Format
  • 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
  • 58mm Neutral Density 5.4 Filter
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To ensure that you receive this item in time for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, 8/21/17, the only available shipping option is Solar Eclipse Express 1 Day.

SAFETY FIRST: Observing the Sun without the proper protection may result in serious personal injury, including permanent eye damage and blindness, and/or damage to equipment. Never point an optic at the sun without an approved solar filter on the front of the optic. For direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder, ensure your filter is ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015) certified. Never use photographic neutral density filters for direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder.

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Canon 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 overview

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Assembled for solar photography, this Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Solar Eclipse Kit from B&H bundles the versatile telephoto zoom with a 58mm neutral density 5.4 filter.

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

    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.
    UPC: 013803220742
  • Formatt Hitech 58mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter (18-Stops)

    The Formatt Hitech 58mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter produces images with a neutral color tone and no color-cast or loss of sharpness. Its 18-stop exposure reduction, built-in infrared cut, and 5.4 density blocks radiation outside the visual spectrum that imaging sensors are able to detect, which can cause interference with capturing clear images, and creates a darkening of the entire image that makes it effective for solar and solar eclipse photography. With this filter, users can capture photographs with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. This is strictly a photographic filter and is not suitable for direct solar viewing with the naked eye.

    Warning; under no circumstances should these filters be used to view a solar eclipse with the naked eye. These products are strictly for on-camera use. These filters do not offer the same level of optical protection as solar eclipse viewing glasses and using these to look directly at the sun before, during or after a solar eclipse could permanently damage your eyesight.

    Formatt-Hitech will not be held liable for any costs, associated expenses or medical claims relating to damage to your eyesight as a result of improper use of these filters.

    Due to the extremely long exposure times these filters make possible, the risk of light leaking in through the camera body and manifesting in your shot is high. We recommend that you take steps to mask the eyepieces/viewfinders and and ports to prevent this from happening. Many photographers use a low adhesive black tape for this purpose however it is your responsibility to ensure that anything you affix to your camera will not cause damage to the camera body or functionality. Another option is wrapping the camera in a thick black cloth although you should leave some areas of the body exposed to dissipate heat.

    Even with the extreme density of these filters, we recommend you contact your camera manufacturer to assess the suitability of your camera for shooting directly into the sun. Formatt-Hitech will not be held liable for any damage caused by continued exposure of your camera sensor to direct sunlight with or without our filters in place.

    UPC: 886235211998
  • Lunt Solar Systems Solar / Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses (5-Pack)

    With this 5-pack of the Lunt Solar Systems Solar / Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses you and your friends and family can safely view the sun at any time. Each pair, using the proprietary "Black Polymer" film, is ISO-certified for safe direct solar viewing under the 12312-2 standard — blocking 100% of harmful ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation while filtering out greater than 99.99% of intense visible light. The frames are made of heavy card-stock with two creases that allow the ear pieces to be folded at different points so you can customize the glasses for regular or narrow faces.

    UPC: 814393024617

Canon 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 specs

  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
    Performance
    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
    Elements/Groups 15 / 12
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 4.6 x 4.4"
  • Formatt Hitech 58mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter (18-Stops)
    Type Neutral density
    Size 58mm
    Grade 5.4
    F-Stop Reduction 18
    Multi-Coated Yes
    Rotating Not specified by manufacturer
    Effect Not specified by manufacturer
    Application Solar and solar eclipse photography
    Color Temperature N/A
    Construction Filter: Optical glass
    Ring: Aluminum
    Front Filter Thread Size Not specified by manufacturer
    Front Lens Cap Size Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.2 x 3.2 x 0.9"
  • Lunt Solar Systems Solar / Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses (5-Pack)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 2.0 x 0.5"

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