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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|Dimensions||7 cm x 11.1 cm x 0.2 cm||3.9 cm x 6.9 cm x 3.9 cm||7.1 cm x 12.2 cm x 7.1 cm||0 cm x 14.3 cm x 7.6 cm|
|Item Weight||376 g||159 g||599 g||630 g|
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Style Name: EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
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.
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Lens Cap E-58II
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From the Manufacturer
Sometimes you just need to get closer – but you can’t. Such as when a subject is likely to be scared off by your presence or when you just want to be discreet while capturing a special moment. This is when a telephoto zoom lens, like the EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, comes into its own.
Go Everywhere with Extra Reach
The extra reach of the EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM perfectly compliments a standard zoom like the EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. Together these portable, lightweight lenses offer a versatile zoom range to cover a range of subjects.
To help maintain sharpness this lens incorporates Canon’s Image Stabilizer technology. This allows shutter speeds up to 3.5 stops slower than normal to be used while protecting against the effects of camera shake – better in low light or when shooting at long zoom settings.
Smooth, Quiet STM Focusing When Shooting Movies
STM technology provides quiet continuous focusing when capturing video with your EOS and fast, accurate AF when shooting photos. STM focusing is so quiet that it’s not picked up by the camera’s microphone, leaving your video soundtracks free of unwanted distractions.
|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|
|Focusing motor||Micro USM||STM||Micro USM||USM||USM|
|Size (mm)||71 x 122||70.0 x 111.2||76.5 x 142.8||76 x 172||89 x 143|
|APS-C camera bodies only||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|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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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't want anyone to think that I gave 3 starts for this product because there was problem with it. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I was not sure between Canon EF-S 55-250 mm STM and Canon 18-138 STM but finally after doing a lot of research decided to go with this lens. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
excellent upgrade to the Sigma 70-300mm I was using before - much better image quality. Excellent value for money if you pay under £200 for this.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I owned previous version of this lens and this one is even better with stepping motor (STM) new focusing system. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good lens at a good price, packaged well and delivered when expected.Published 14 days ago by WitheyD
I should have saved up for an L lens. The images are not sharp at either end of the range, and the noise is too much beyond 55mm. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Shantanu Sen
When I upgraded my camera body to a Canon EOS 70D, I had mistakenly assumed that my expensive lenses would work fine. I was wrong. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Elan