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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
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- A compact and affordable telephoto zoom lens for use with all EOS EF-S mount bodies
- The versatile 88-400mm equivalent focal length is ideal for long distance subject shooting
- 4-stop image stabiliser with automatic panning detection combats camera shake
- UD element helps deliver crisp, sharp, high contrast images every time
- Super spectra coatings combat ghosting and flare whilst ensuring accurate colour balance
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|Item Dimensions||10.8 x 7 x 7 cm||10.67 x 18.8 x 10.92 cm||6.92 x 3.93 x 3.93 cm||12.2 x 7.1 x 7.1 cm||13.46 x 10.41 x 10.41 cm||8 x 8 x 14.6 cm|
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|Max Focal Length||250 mm||300 mm||49 mm||300 mm||300 mm||300|
|Min Focal Length||55 mm||75 mm||50 mm||75 mm||70 mm||70|
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Style Name: EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
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The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens is a compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens that is specifically designed for the range of EOS digital SLR cameras that use the smaller EF-S lens mount. Combining powerful performance with high image quality, this lens offers the equivalent of 88-400mm in 35mm format, and is ideal for photographers seeking an affordable, versatile lens for general-purpose telephoto photography.
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens incorporates Canon's 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.
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This is the zooming version of the very similar 18-55mm STM kit lens you get with mid range Canon cameras.
As an amateur photographer I'm massively impressed with the zoom capabilities, clarity and price to performance of this lens.
To break up my review I'll go into each of these separately and have included sample images of min (55mm) and max (250mm) focal lengths and also a cropped image of one of the 250mm photo to demonstrate an even closer look and potential capture when using editing software.
Camera: Canon 200D (mid range Amateur DSLR camera)
Zoom - Please note that I'm using a Canon 200D which as far as I'm aware will boost the "zoom" effect by 1.6 (i.e its more like 88-400mm lens with this camera, I don't know the technicalities of this though as I'm quite new to photography)
I went to the zoo a few days ago with the standard 18-55mm kit lens and while I managed to get some great up close and personal shots, unfortunately when the subject is a little further away, 55mm is just not quite enough. This is where I decided that my next lens has to have a bigger focal length. The 250mm gives FAR more zoom and lets you get in close and personal with what you're taking a photo of.
Clarity - Absolutely fantastic. The images below are taken on a bright but semi cloudy day and I noticed no issues with the clarity or blurriness. The image stabilisation and auto zoom were doing really well even at 250mm and this would be even better once you get your hands on a tripod.
Price to performance: I purchased it at £135. This is one of the cheapest branded lenses I have seen online and probably only beaten in price by the 50mm "nifty fifty" from both canon and Yongnuo. While it may not be the most important lens for some photographers, it'll give you unbelievable value (especially when you can get your hands on it at around £125. It seems to jump between £125-£155
Get this lens for photography at distance of 1metre+ and for capturing photos of shy subjects (human or otherwise) from further away.
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Bought the Canon 55-250. Result? Better pictures, more detail, faster autofocus, more stable focus with far less hunting for a focal point, brighter pics and a better zoom. (cheaper than the Tamron as well) Also after swapping over and testing both side by side, the Tamron has decided it is no longer sick with communication issues.
My conclusion at the moment and aside from reliability (far too early to comment). This is a very good budget zoom lens. Which is giving me the results I expected from a DSLR. Very pleased. I have included 3 test pics. Not extensive in any way. Same 100D camera used the same fixed tripod, distance and lighting for both lenses. Photo 1 is the canon lens photo 2 the Tamron
So I ordered this bad and after it arrived I had several chances to put it to great use and the results have been fantastic! I now have several moments with my furry friends captured perfectly because of this lens. I'll add a couple of photo's so you can see for yourself how great this lens truly is
The focus and zoom rings feel very smooth yet not loose. They also have a comfortable amount of resistance.
Lightweight; doesn't feel cumbersome without a tripod.
Sadly, no full-time manual focus override at this price point but it doesn't matter to me.
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