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

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

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

B&H # CA552504IS MFR # 5123B006
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Product Highlights

  • 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
  • DC Micro Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Overview

  • 1Description

Ideal for photographing distant subjects, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II from Canon is an 88-400mm-equivalent zoom covering a versatile range of telephoto focal lengths. One ultra-low dispersion element is featured in the optical design to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to achieve high clarity and color accuracy. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast. Complementing the imaging capabilities is a four-stop-effective Image Stabilizer system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, a DC Micro Motor autofocus system delivers quick focusing performance and a minimum focusing distance of 3.6' is available for close-up 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 4 stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A DC Micro Motor autofocus system provides quick focusing performance and a dedicated AF/MF switch allows for quick switching between auto and manual focusing methods.
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: 013803079371
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
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    Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Specs

    Focal Length 55 to 250mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 88 to 400mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/4 to 5.6
    Minimum Aperture f/22 to 32
    Lens Mount Canon EF-S
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 27 50' to 6 15'
    Maximum Magnification 0.31x
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.61' / 1.1 m
    Optical Design 12 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 58 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.76 x 4.252" / 70 x 108 mm
    Weight 13.8 oz / 390 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.155 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 4.5 x 4.4"

    Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Reviews

    EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1479.
    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 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
    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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    question

    Is this a USM or STM focus motor?
    Asked by: Tim
    This lens does not have the USM or STM motors, but does feature image stabilization.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Compatible with Rebel EOS T3?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens is fully compatible for use with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3 DSLR camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this lens work with a Canon EOS Rebel Xsi 450D?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this lens is compatible with the Canon EOS Rebel XSi.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this lens fit on a canon SL1?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens is fully compatible for use on the Canon EOS Digital Rebel SL1 DSLR camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    can I use this lens on my Canon 7D
    Asked by: Kevin R.
    yes it will work
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    what country is this lens made and does it have a plastic or metal mount?
    Asked by: Debora O.
    According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is Malaysia. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice. The lens mount is plastic.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    is this lens compatible with rebel xti?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes - all EF-S lenses work on all Rebel cameras.
    Answered by: Jamie S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Could it be used for canon m50?

    Could it be used for canon m50?
    Asked by: Larry
    This lens can be used on the EOS M50 by way of the Canon EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses B&H # CALA MFR # 6098B002 https://bhpho.to/30dls9g
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2019-05-10
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