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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From close-up portraits to wide-angle telephoto shots, the Canon EF-S 55mm to 250mm IS STM lens delivers a stellar combination of picture quality, stability, and sharp, clear focus. From Canon.

  • 55-250mm focal length; 88-400mm equivalent in 35mm photography
  • 1:4-5.6 maximum aperture
  • 15 elements in 12 groups
  • 0.85M/2.79' closest focusing distance
  • Rear focus system
  • 58mm filter
  • Measures approximately 2-7/8" x 4-3/8"
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Imported

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Canon Quality In A Lens. I purchased this lens approximately 18 months ago and I have been and still am very impressed with its performance, value and quality build. The auto-focus is typically Canon lightning fast and very accurate at all ranges. The Image Stabilization feature I believe is the best, bar none. The images are clear, sharp and the color rendition is better than I expected at this price point. Thanks for reading. Photonutjob. :))
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mediocre Good zoom range, but had poor sharpness, especially at the long end. Could not get a sharp photo at 250mm, even with manual focus. Otherwise, autofocus is sufficiently quick. You do not get the immediate, anytime manual focus override like you do with STM or USM lenses. You'll need to disengage AF and go to full manual focus to do that. I'd suggest going with a better lens. Maybe I got a bit of a lemon, but I'd pass on this lens. If nothing else, at least get the STM version, if you want this lens.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Lens in the Box I received this lens with my T5i camera along with the EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM. I hardly ever use the latter lens outdoors. The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II to me is a standard lens for all around use outdoors. I am a nature photographer, especially birds. I added a 2x telephoto extender to the lens and it is very difficult to focus manually and still get good shots of birds in flight. However, without the extender, I have had great success with the auto focus and have not used a tripod yet. Hand held shots are easy and come out great. I have also used this lens to shoot wedding photos. Mine came out better than the professional photographers. Maybe because I knew what I was shooting. I highly recommend this lens. It is one that should be in everyone's bag. The price is right and this is a great lens.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice tool in my bag Took a few shots with this on a dance recital, and was amazed by the focus and sharpness. Was thinking of upgrading the 18-55 and 55-250 combo to 18-135 and selling the combo after. Now have to rethink if I want to let this one go.
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome detail at long distances This lens can capture amazing detail at a distance. I love it. I really like how I can get a beautiful, soft blurred background and yet have every last fine detail of my subject stand out. For example, at the zoo, I was able to get beautiful images of animals where you can see all the fine details of their feathers or fur, making you want to reach out and touch the photo. The image stabilization feature really helps a lot. I can capture very sharp photos of fast-moving objects, even while zoomed all the way in and handholding the camera. It has been fun to take pictures of faraway objects and look at them later, to discover details that I couldn't see with the naked eye at the time. If you like to take photos of animals or fill the frame with distant details, this is a good lens.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great zoom for price I own this lens and use with T2i , i do mostly out door nature pix and find this lens light weight and good for close ups and short distances, i am not a professional so i dont know all the correct terms but the pictures are sharp and color is good,also the lens covers a lot of ranges so i leave it on my camera most of the time..so this is a good overall lens for everyday use ,
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best value & quality in a crop-sensor tele-zoom If you own a crop-sensor camera like any of the Digital Rebels or the Canon 50D/60D/70D or even the 7D then this is THE value telephoto zoom lens to get. Beside its intended use, Its ideal for travel due to its low weight, good zoom range, and low cost - even if you damaged/lost it, it won't be a big setback. Unless you're a professional, this lens is all you need. One of the best value lenses from Canon.
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Lens for snapshots - poor focus at infinity I have been using this lens for 6 months regularly. It was purchased as a refurb. Generally, it has functioned very well, mechanically. The focusing motor is good and I don't feel that it is noisy. I would use this lens much more often, except that for more distant subjects the focus is very poor at any aperture setting.
Date published: 2013-12-25
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