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

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  • A versatile telephoto zoom lens that takes you closer to the action. Great for sport, nature and travel photography
  • Lightweight, compact design for maximum portability
  • A 3.5-stop Image Stabilizer guards against image blur from camera shake
  • STM technology enables smooth, quiet continuous focusing when shooting video and fast accurate AF when capturing photos
  • Enjoy superb image quality thanks to an Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) element and Super Spectra lens coatings
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Style Name: EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.2 x 7 cm ; 376 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 540 g
  • Item model number: EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • ASIN: B00EP71ETU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (552 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 334 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Style Name:EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

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A compact telephoto lens that takes you closer to the action. An Image Stabilizer prevents blur owing to unintentional camera movement. STM technology delivers smooth quiet focusing when shooting movies.

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EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Lens Cap E-58II
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EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Image Stabiliser No Yes Yes No Yes
Focusing motor Micro USM STM Micro USM USM USM
Weight (g) 480g 375g 630g 705g 1050g
Size (mm) 71 x 122 70.0 x 111.2 76.5 x 142.8 76 x 172 89 x 143
Aperture f/4-5.6 f/4-5.6 f/4-5.6 f/4 f/4-5.6
APS-C camera bodies only No Yes No No No
L-series No No No Yes Yes
Step-up Image Stabiliser for steady shots, STM for quiet and fast focusing for photos and movies Fast USM focusing motor, higher zoom power L-series optics, constant aperture, internal zoom and focusing system Higher zoom power, Image Stabilizer for sharp shots

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Style Name: EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Verified Purchase
I have had my eye on the old model of this lens for a while. When I decided to take the plunge, I was dismayed to find this new one had just come out, at a much higher price. After reading what little I could find about it, I came to the conclusion there isn't much difference (I couldn't find any technical difference), and ordered the old one. But I then was informed that no stock could be obtained, and my order was cancelled. I couldn't be bothered to try and find another seller who still had some, so I ended up buying this new model instead.

The first review here said the results were disappointing. Well, I can't explain that - maybe a lens/camera combination oddity, or maybe the lens was faulty. We've only played with it for a day so far, but on our Canon 60D the results are very good. No problems with soft focus. At full zoom, you can see the IS working through the view finder when you press and hold to focus, and you can just about hear the lens as it works to steady the image - it is very impressive. Focus seems fast and accurate.

One very important point which may be of interest to astronomers and the like - holding the camera pointing vertically up or down, there is NO ZOOM CREEP at any setting, the lens stays zoomed exactly where you put it. Maybe this is a feature of the new model, or maybe I got lucky and mine is just tighter than usual, or maybe it is just because the lens is new and will ease up with use. It is not stiff to turn, it seems to operate very smoothly and is very easy to adjust. But there is definitely no creep at all on our lens at the moment.

We bought the camera with the 18-55 kit lens, and are now adding to the collection. We also just bought the 50mm f1.8 which is very cheap, but the results are stunning.
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By Antoine HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 9 Mar. 2014
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Due to the fact that I already own the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens, which is a great performer, I was initially hesitant to buy this new lens, yet eventually succumbed to the temptation.

Having used both lenses, I hope that this review can help you decide whether this lens fits your needs.

With the non STM version at around half the price, is it a worthwhile upgrade?

If you do video then I would definitely say yes. This is thanks to the super silent motor, better jitter free focusing and non rotating lens barrel. A perfect companion for the 70D.
This also proves beneficial for taking pictures. It was so annoying having to adjust the polariser filter every time the lens focuses.

So I will sum up the pros of the STM version vs previous version :
• Swift and more precise focusing
• Manual focus override available even when auto-focus engaged with the shutter half way pressed. On the older model MF needs to be selected
• Silent Stepper motor does a great job in providing smooth and silent operation. No lens noise is picked up during video
• Incredibly sharp throughout the zoom range (marginally better)
• Very good image stabilisation
• Lens barrel does not rotate when acquiring focus. Crucial when using polariser or graduated filters
• Construction feels a tad better. However, as on the previous version, the plastic mount is an eyesore!
I have not really noticed any difference in barrel distortion and pincushion effect, which, as on the previous model, is barely noticeable.

A minor point which is worth noting is that finally Canon has changed the lens cap design. It is now a pinch (snap on) lens cap, which is so useful when you have a lens hood attached.
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Style Name: EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Verified Purchase
I purchased this lens to complement the 18-55mm lens that came with my Canon 600D. I also purchased the Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens.
I am a keen amateur photographer who enjoys photographing a wide range of subject; wildlife, landscapes, architecture and also my cat, dog, daughter and wife!

This lens is perfect for most of the above. It provides the reach needed to photograph birds and other wildlife without disturbing them.

Some reviewers report that this lens is soft, I have not seen this myself. Having been using the lens every day for the past 2 weeks all the images I have are sharp with great colours.
The autofocus works quickly and quietly, although like most sub £500 lenses it will hunt for focus in low light conditions.
The image stabilisation is as good as the 18-55mm and enables the lens to be used handheld in less than ideal conditions.

For the price, this lens is a no brainer for beginners/amateurs that need a zoom lens.
Sure, you won't get the performance of something like the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens but if you are just starting out or even if you've been snapping away for a while and need more reach then for the price it's perfect for what it does.
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After buying my Canon 600D recently (which came with the standard 18-55 lens), and after a lot of research, I decided to purchase this lens, and I can honestly say that I have not been disappointed in the slightest!

I am only a beginner enthusiast/hobbyist but it's user friendly enough for me to use and the results are very pleasing. I would definitely recommend this lens to any beginner/budget minded photographer.
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