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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens (Black)

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  • Focal length range of 55-250mm (equivalent to 88-400mm on an APS-C Canon DSLR)

  • Allows up to four stops slower shutter speed when hand-held

  • 12 lens elements arranged in 10 groups

  • Filter thread specification of 58mm

  • UD glass elements

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



A tele-range lens that offers a focal length of 55-250mm (equivalent to 88-400mm on a 35mm format film / full frame DSLR). It comes with an image stabilization system that offers four stops of shake correction facilitating excellent results even when hand-holding. The lens is ideal for wildlife and sports photography.


This telephoto zoom lens is designed with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining compactness and lightness, in response to demands of photographers. This high zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm format (when used on Canon EOS cameras compatible with EF-S lenses), and the image stabilizer effect equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image Stabilizer. In other words, if the slowest shutter speed you could formerly hold a 250mm lens steadily was 1/250th of a second, with Canon's 4-stop stabilization correction, you could hand-hold at shutter speeds as slow as 1/15th of a second. It also uses a UD-glass lens element to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. This new EF-S telephoto lens with great features delivers excellent performance at an affordable price for all photographers.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

55-250mm f/4-5.6


Lens Construction

12 elements in 10 groups, including one UD-glass element


Diagonal Angle of View

27° 50'- 6° 15' (with APS-C image sensors)


Focus Adjustment

DC motor, gear-driven (front focusing design)


Closest Focusing Distance

3.6 ft./1.1m (maximum close-up magnification 0.31x)


Filter Size

58mm


Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

2.8 in. x 4.3 in./70 x 108mm (maximum lens length); 13.8 oz./390g


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Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
4.6

(based on 59 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (70)
  • Easily interchangeable (43)
  • Consistent output (37)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Strong construction (31)

Cons

  • Slow focus (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (42)
  • Wildlife (39)
  • Sports/action (33)
  • Upgrade (13)
  • Landscape photography (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Semi-professional (10), Beginner (9), Casual user (8)

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrid!

By Jon Black

from Denver, CO

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Blurry Focus
  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Bright Light

Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

I bought this lens about 8 months ago. I was low on cash but wanted a lens with a focal length in the 100~300mm range. I opted for this one. I assumed that it would be an extension on my 18-55mm kit lens that came with my Rebel XSi. I have been sorely disappointed. The lens is able to zoom a great distance, but every picture comes out grainy. I have only been able to print a small number acceptable picture from the lens. The lens is adequate during bright light conditions, such as an afternoon baseball game or children at a park. I plan to sell this and upgrade to a lens with higher quality glass.

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4.0

My favorite lens

By TMarie

from Chicago, IL

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

    This is a great lens for most occasions. I did find that focusing with IS on was bit slow when shooting very fast action shots so I just turn it off for those shots.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this lens!

    By PhotoKat

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Focus
    • Sharp Focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Upgrade
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      This is my first 55-250 lens and I'm amazed! I had to get used to actually using it but once I did, the pictures I got were amazingly beautiful. Thumbs up!

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      very good product from canon

      By coop

      from Manilla,In.

      About Me Getting started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Good Price
      • Quick Focus
      • Sharp Focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Upgrade
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

        For someone that is getting started,should have this product.

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        5.0

        I would reccomend this Lens to Everyone

        By Mom the picture Hound

        from San Jacinto, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Quick Focus
        • Sharp Focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Special Effects
          • Sports/Action
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

          This lens is wonderful. It focus's fast, it is easy to change out. I love this lens! I am glad to make this purchase......

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT!!!

          By ACPHOTOGRAPHY

          from ALISO VIEJO

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Photography

            Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            LOVED IT REALLY CLEAR PICS

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Lens!

            By Cheryl

            from Summertown, TN

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Landscape Photography

              Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

              I am just getting started in Wedding Photography. This is a great lens. I Have taken some practice photos and love them!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AWESOME LENS ;-)

              By K.J.

              from WARNER ROBINS, GA

              About Me Getting started

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Quick Focus
              • Sharp Focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                I wouldn't know what to do w/out this lens!!! It takes wonderful pictures at sporting events and gives a crisp picture!!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent Lens for The Price

                By Campman83

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Quick Focus
                • Sharp Focus

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                  I bought this lens for my Canon EOS Xti and used it at a family wedding for the first time. I was impressed with it's ability to shoot distant photos in a fairly low light setting. Daytime action photos are fantastic but not as useful in lower light with any movement. Obviously this shouldn't be the lens of choice in those settings. But it far exceeded my expectations given the low price, the lens performed as well as any of the pro lenses I have used within the same catagory.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This lense is perfect for my needs.

                  By Ski

                  from Ellensburg Wa.

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quick Focus
                  • Rugged
                  • Sharp Focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 EF S IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                    This lense attached to my Canon Rebel XSI is a great combination. The other day I shoot a few pictures of a herd of elk about a 1/2 mile away. Put the pictures on my computor and 20x them to count the tines on the big bulls with perfect clearity. Great lense, great camera....Thanks Canon

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