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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS
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2134 reviews

Apr, 2014

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

 

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens is a small, light and economical telephoto zoom with a long focal length range - one that matches up very well to many general purpose zoom lenses. As it is an "EF-S" lens, the 55-250 IS can only be mounted on...

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Review

 

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS telephoto zoom lens is designed for the consumer grade user who desires an affordable tool that offers Canon optical quality, a wide range of focal lengths and image stabilization at a

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

 

A natural for globe-trotting vacationers and soccer parents, this is the obvious second lens for Canon EOS 40D and Rebel XSi owners. Clearly it and the 18-55mm IS make an attractive team that promises sharp pictures in dicey light across an amply wide...

Pls help me decide whether to buy the Canon EF 75-300mm III USM (w/o IS) or the EF-S 55-250m IS..

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Canon EF-S 55-250/4-5.6 IS Lens Review

 

The EF-S 55-250IS is a relatively new lens designed to supplement the EF-S 18-55IS "Kit Lens" for the Digital Rebel line of DSLRs. Like the EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS, the 55-250/4-5.6 IS uses Canon's new low cost IS system. Nevertheless, Canon claims up to...

Like the image stabilized EF-S 18-55IS, the EF-S 55-250IS seems to be Canon's answer to low-cost DSLR bodies with stabilization built in, which are currently being offered by Sony, Pentax and Olympus. With those DSLR bodies a stabilized lens is not...

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Excellent budget telephoto lens"

 

I've been using this lens for a short time an... 

Lightweight, fast autofocus

Made of plastic, sharpness drops noticeably at 250mm

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4.0-5.6 IS lens

 

I've been using this lens for a short time and have found it to be an nice compliment to the standard lens kit on my Canon Xsi (EOS 450D). I typically do a lot of landscape photography, however when I want to get a shot of some distant features this...

Lightweight, fast autofocus

Made of plastic, sharpness drops noticeably at 250mm

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4.0-5.6 IS lens

 

Excellent len photography.

So far it has worked very well for me especially without having to change lens between close up and long range. This works great for everyday use

none so far

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

 

I couldnt believe how fast I got my order in my mailbox! They called me to inform that they sent the product at first and then they updated me with an e-mail so I can track my package online. Perfect!

Fast Delivery !!! (2 days !) Amazing Customer Service

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

 

Overall, I'm very satisfied with this lens considering of its price range. It is very useful on a 1.6x body and I'm using it even more often than my standard zoom lens now. Highly recommanded!

IS, image quality, good range, light, price

AF, Small aperture, cheap construction

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

 

Lens works great, I already had a 18 - 55 mm, this is a good companion. Because I have to change lens quite often, I considered other options that covered the 18 to 300 mm range, but they were to expensive.

Great Lens

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Product Specifications

The compact and affordable EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS offers powerful telephoto performance. Its 4-stop Image Stabilizer with automatic panning detection effectively suppresses blur in low light. The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is a telephoto zoom lens combining powerful performance with high image quality. With a focal length equivalent of 88-400mm in 35mm format, it is ideal for photographers seeking an affordable, versatile lens for general-purpose telephoto photography. To combat the effects of camera shake, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS incorporates Canon's latest 4-stop compensation Image Stabilizer technology. This allows the use of shutter speeds up to 4 times slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. Automatic panning detection automatically turns off the Image Stabilizer in either the horizontal or vertical direction when following moving subjects. The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS employs a Canon UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens element to suppress the effects of secondary chromatic aberrations - for crisp, sharp, high-contrast images without fringing throughout the zoom range.

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:2.8in
Length:4in
Weight:13.8oz

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Manufacturer:Canon
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon EF-S

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Intended For:Digital SLR
Lens Aperture:F/4.0-5.6
Max Focal Length:250mm
Max View Angle:27.8degrees
Min Focal Length:55mm
Min Focus Range:3.6ft
Optical Zoom:4.5
Special Functions:Tele / Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Telephoto zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF-S

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Optical
Magnification:0.31
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