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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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3721 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3721 reviews of Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

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On average, users rate this product 91/100.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 user reviews of Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom AF Lens for Selected Digital SLRCanon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II LensCanon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1457 user reviews of Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR CamerasCanon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR CamerasCanon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens - Grey Market non US Product

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

 

A lightweight, compact design coupled with its stabilized 400mm-equivalent focal length zoom and affordable price make the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS a versatile lens for entry-level shooters and amateurs on a budget.

Lightweight and compact; affordably priced; very usable manual focus capability; optical image stabilization for sharper handheld photos at slow shutter speeds.

All-plastic construction, which is less durable than metal; sharpness falls off at 250mm where it is likely to see a lot of use.

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

 

Impressive sharpness. STM focus motor. 4.5x zoom range. Light and compact design.

Modest aperture. Plastic lens mount. Lens hood not included.

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is a sharp telephoto zoom, but its aperture is anything but ambitious.

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

 

A lightweight, compact design with its stabilisation and an affordable price make the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS a versatile lens for entry-level shooters and amateurs on a budget.

Lightweight and compact ; Affordably priced ; Very usable manual focus capability ; Optical image stabilisation for sharper handheld photos at slow shutter speeds

All-plastic construction, which is less durable than metal ; Sharpness falls off at 250mm where it is likely to see a lot of use

Conclusion For the entry-level Canon shooter, the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS provides an affordable way to gain image stabilisation on a telephoto lens and represents a good option for an entry-level shooter or more advanced users on a budget. When...

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Best Entry-level Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

 

This telephoto zoom offers a tremendous range of focal lengths and features an optical image stabilizer, which allows around 4 stops of light to be gained. This asset compensates for the modest aperture of f/4-5.6, and in terms of use, effectively...

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

 

Great sharpness in the centre throughout the zoom range, Lightweight, Fast focusing, Effective stabiliser

Plastic lens mount may put some buyers off this lens, Quite expensive compared to its predecessor

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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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