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Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black

  • Model: EFS55-250IS
  • Zoom Lens 55-250mm
  • Built-In Image Stabilization
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Lens Type
Zoom Lens 55-250mm
Image Stabilization
Built-In Image Stabilization
Shipping Weight
2 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

This telephoto zoom lens is designed with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining compactness and lightness, in response to demands of photographers. This high zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm format (when used on Canon EOS cameras compatible with EF-S lenses), and the image stabilizer effect equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image Stabilizer. In other words, if the slowest shutter speed you could formerly hold a 250mm lens steadily was 1/250th of a second, with Canon's 4-stop stabilization correction, you could hand-hold at shutter speeds as slow as 1/15th of a second. It also uses a UD-glass lens element to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. This new EF-S telephoto lens with great features delivers excellent performance at an affordable price for all photographers.

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Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (5)
  • Fast auto-focus (4)
  • Superior build quality (4)

Cons

  • Semi-sharp images (4)
  • Slow auto-focus (3)

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5.0

Best Lens in the Box

By Iamretired

from Justice, IL

Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

I received this lens with my T5i camera along with the EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM. I hardly ever use the latter lens outdoors. The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II to me is a standard lens for all around use outdoors. I am a nature photographer, especially birds. I added a 2x telephoto extender to the lens and it is very difficult to focus manually and still get good shots of birds in flight. However, without the extender, I have had great success with the auto focus and have not used a tripod yet. Hand held shots are easy and come out great. I have also used this lens to shoot wedding photos. Mine came out better than the professional photographers. Maybe because I knew what I was shooting. I highly recommend this lens. It is one that should be in everyone's bag. The price is right and this is a great lens.

 
5.0

Very nice tool in my bag

By raywzou

from Undisclosed

Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

Took a few shots with this on a dance recital, and was amazed by the focus and sharpness. Was thinking of upgrading the 18-55 and 55-250 combo to 18-135 and selling the combo after. Now have to rethink if I want to let this one go.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome detail at long distances

By dran_reb

from Wisconsin

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus
  • Super-sharp images

Cons

  • size / weight

Best Uses

    Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

    This lens can capture amazing detail at a distance. I love it. I really like how I can get a beautiful, soft blurred background and yet have every last fine detail of my subject stand out. For example, at the zoo, I was able to get beautiful images of animals where you can see all the fine details of their feathers or fur, making you want to reach out and touch the photo. The image stabilization feature really helps a lot. I can capture very sharp photos of fast-moving objects, even while zoomed all the way in and handholding the camera. It has been fun to take pictures of faraway objects and look at them later, to discover details that I couldn't see with the naked eye at the time. If you like to take photos of animals or fill the frame with distant details, this is a good lens.

     
    4.0

    great zoom for price

    By upstater

    from unadilla ny

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Superior build quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

        I own this lens and use with T2i , i do mostly out door nature pix and find this lens light weight and good for close ups and short distances, i am not a professional so i dont know all the correct terms but the pictures are sharp and color is good,also the lens covers a lot of ranges so i leave it on my camera most of the time..so this is a good overall lens for everyday use ,

         
        4.0

        Best value & quality in a crop-sensor tele-zoom

        By MEJazz

        from Austin TX

        Pros

        • image quality better than expected
        • Light Weight
        • PRICE!
        • Travel friendly

        Cons

        • crop-sesnor only?

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

          If you own a crop-sensor camera like any of the Digital Rebels or the Canon 50D/60D/70D or even the 7D then this is THE value telephoto zoom lens to get. Beside its intended use, Its ideal for travel due to its low weight, good zoom range, and low cost - even if you damaged/lost it, it won't be a big setback. Unless you're a professional, this lens is all you need. One of the best value lenses from Canon.

           
          3.0

          OK Lens for snapshots - poor focus at infinity

          By JonB

          from Westminster, Colorado

          Pros

          • Price is good

          Cons

          • low contrast when zoomed in
          • Semi-sharp images

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

            I have been using this lens for 6 months regularly. It was purchased as a refurb. Generally, it has functioned very well, mechanically. The focusing motor is good and I don't feel that it is noisy. I would use this lens much more often, except that for more distant subjects the focus is very poor at any aperture setting.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A decent telephoto lens for the price

            By JSB

            from Denver, CO

            Pros

            • price

            Cons

            • Semi-sharp images

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

              I have used this lens for distant (tens of kilometers) mountain shots, as well as to get closer to wildlife that is relatively nearby (50 meters, or so). The quality of the build of the lens is good, and I have been satisfied with the autofocus and IS. However, I have been unhappy with the crispness of the focus of this lens - particularly for distant shots. For closer scenes, the focus is better, but still cannot be described as "crisp". I will "get by" with this lens until I can afford a better one.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Underwhelmed

              By LB

              from Fort Wayne, IN

              Pros

                Cons

                • Semi-sharp images
                • Slow Auto-Focus

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

                  I have to say, that after having used this lens for some time now, that I have not had the quality results that others have had with this lens. The older version of this lens was better, in my opinion...disappointed.

                  (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great lens

                  By yogiboy

                  from tracy ca

                  Pros

                  • Fast auto-focus
                  • Superior build quality
                  • Super-sharp images

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

                      EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Compact, lightweight lens with Optical Image Stabilizer technology High zoom ratio lens equivalent to 88-400mm in 35mm format Can hand-hold at shutter speeds slow as 1/15th of a second UD-glass lens element to correct chromatic aberration

                      (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Sturdy and great lens

                      By Rayne

                      from Oroville, CA

                      Pros

                      • Superior build quality
                      • Super-sharp images

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon 55-250mm Camera Lens - Black:

                          When I got my T3 I knew I needed an upgrade from the kit lens. After a lot of research I knew this lens is the one. When I finally got it I tested right away and the results were amazing. I just love this lens overall. Takes amazing nature photos. And now I have a 7D the pictures are even sharper than ever.

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