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Canon EF-S telephoto zoom lens - 55 mm - 250 mm

Mfg. Part: 8546B002 | CDW Part: 3283715 | UNSPSC: 45121603
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  • Telephoto zoom lens
  • 55 mm
  • 250 mm
  • f/4.0-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S
  • for EOS 1300
  • 700
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Telephoto zoom lens
  • 55 mm
  • 250 mm
  • f/4.0-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S
  • for EOS 1300
  • 700
  • 77
  • 80
  • 800
  • 8000
  • 9000
  • Kiss X80
  • Kiss X8i
  • Kiss X9i
  • Rebel T6
  • Rebel T7i
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens offers high magnification in a compact and lightweight EF-S telephoto zoom lens with an optical image stabilizer for up to 3.5 equivalent stops for shake correction. The lens' stepping motor and newly-designed focus mechanism support Canon EOS Movie Servo AF to provide smooth and quiet continuous autofocusing during video shooting, as well as when shooting photos.

The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens features one UD lens element, reducing chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. It features enhanced lens coatings to help ensure superb color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare and a 7-blade circular aperture creates beautiful, soft backgrounds. For outstanding performance, a new compact six-group zoom system provides a maximum magnification of 0.29x at the telephoto end. Full-time manual focus is available in AF mode. The front element does not rotate during focus, which is beneficial when using polarizing filters. Minimum focusing distance is 2.79 ft. /0.85m. The lens' rear focusing system, high-speed CPU and improved AF algorithm allow for high-speed autofocusing.

Technical Specifications
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Brand: Canon
Manufacturer: Canon
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Canon EF-S

Lens System
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Element Qty: 15
Features: Stepping Motor (STM) technology , UD glass
Filter Size: 58 mm
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 88 - 400mm
Focus Adjustment: Automatic , Manual
Group Qty: 12
Intended For: Digital SLR
Lens Aperture: F/4.0-5.6
Max Focal Length: 250 mm
Max View Angle: 27.8 degrees
Min Focal Length: 55 mm
Min Focus Distance: 33.5 in
Min View Angle: 6.25 degrees
Minimum Aperture: F/22 - f/32
Optical Zoom: 4.5
Series: IS STM
Special Functions: Tele , Zoom
System Type: Lens
Type: Telephoto zoom lens
Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Lens System Mounting
Mounting Type: Canon EF-S

Color Category: Black
Included Accessories: dust cap , lens cap

Optical System
Image Stabilizer: Optical
Lens Coating: Super Spectra coating
Magnification: 0.29

Dimensions & Weight
Diameter: 2.8 in
Length: 4.4 in
Weight: 13.23 oz

Miscellaneous (CDW)
Compatible With:
Canon EOS 1000D
Canon EOS 100D
Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 20Da
Canon EOS 300D
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 350D
Canon EOS 400D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 450D
Canon EOS 500D
Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 60Da
Canon EOS 650D
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 750D
Canon EOS 760D
Canon EOS 77D
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 8000D
Canon EOS 800D
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 9000D
Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Canon EOS Kiss Digital
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
Canon EOS Kiss F
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Canon EOS Kiss X3
Canon EOS Kiss X4
Canon EOS Kiss X5
Canon EOS Kiss X50
Canon EOS Kiss X6i
Canon EOS Kiss X7
Canon EOS Kiss X70
Canon EOS Kiss X7i
Canon EOS Kiss X80
Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS Kiss X9i
Canon EOS Rebel SL1
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Canon EOS Rebel T3
Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Canon EOS Rebel T5i
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Canon EOS Rebel XSi

Product Reviews
Canon EF-S telephoto zoom lens - 55 mm - 250 mm is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 76.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just love this lens! This is actually my "go to" lens unless I'm using my camera indoors. I can get fantastic close-ups, as you can see. I've been using it for almost four years now, and couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Versitility This lens captures sharp clear pic's, I shoot wild animals and this allows me to get close without disturbing them. It also is an excellent lens for Portraiture, I love it. I have the Canon Rebel SL1 with the EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Sharp See Photo Comparison Two Canon Lenses Photos Below are examples between Two Canon Lenses. Same Focal Length 70mm settings, Same ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/166 (70-300) left vs 1/128 (55-250) right. IS on both. Same Canon EOS 80D Body Taken within a minute apart. I love my Canon Products but this Lens does not work for me. The phots Below are reduced in image size the exact amount. Saved at the HIGHEST jpg Quality setting. This lens clearly has a problem.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Autofocus and Very Sharp! I've been taking some bird pictures in my yard lately and decided to try this newest version of Canon's 55-250mm lens after reading some reviews that stated the new optics had improved the sharpness of the lens over previous versions, especially at the long end (above 200mm). I own the original IS version of this lens as well, and have been pretty satisfied with it. However, after trying out this new version for a few days, I must say that it's definitely sharper than my older version at 250 mm f/5.6 (which is what I was hoping for). Autofocus is also very improved and it hunts less before locking on as well as being nearly instantaneous when focusing. Silent motor as well, which should be great for video. Manual focus took me a little bit to figure out, since it's electronic vs. mechanical. I have to keep my finger halfway down on the shutter button to override autofocus with the manual focus ring, but it worked great once I figured that out. With the autofocus switch off, manual focus seems to work similarly to my previous lens. I doubt I will use manual focus much on this lens anyway, since the autofocus is so outstanding and fast.The key for me with this lens is sharpness at the long telephoto end, and I'm thrilled with the results I'm getting. Birds move fast and are quite twitchy in their movements. You don't get much time to focus and I generally take my pictures at or above 1/500 shutter speed, so improved autofocus and sharpness at 250mm, wide open (f/5.6) was important to me. This new lens has really delivered in both areas and has improved the quality of my pictures noticeably from my former IS version, which was already a pretty decent lens. I suppose a person could critique the build quality a little with the plastic vs. metal mount, but the counterpoint to that in my opinion is how light this lens is, and it still feels very solid to me in build quality. You can carry this thing around all day and not get tired at all, which means more pictures taken! Sure it's not made for heavy weather and rough conditions, but I'm not a pro so I don't shoot in those conditions anyway. I'm absolutely okay with trading the heavy duty build for lightness in this lens, and its optics seem outstanding to me.The price for this lens new is already an absolute bargain, and there are some lightly used examples out there that you can get for the price of a good dinner at restaurant! In my personal experience with this lens, it's improved noticeably in every way from the previous versions, from autofocus to sharpness, to the non-rotating front element for filters. Thank you Canon for keeping us amateur photographers in mind with these outstanding lens offerings at great prices. I absolutely love this STM version of the 55-250 lens! If you need a telephoto lens at a great price, don't even hesitate, go find one of these today!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens... I bought this lens used and I am generally happy with it. Comparing it the other lenses that I bought for my 7D new, this one has softer picture quality, especially at the ends, lower and upper boundaries. Admittedly, I am relatively new to DSLRs, not photography, so it may be something that I am not doing correctly.Nonetheless, I am quite satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens! I recently became a Canon customer after switching from Nikon so I don't have an expert review on this lens but after using it for just a few days I know this lens is reliable. I've been testing the lens with all of the automatic settings so far and the photos look beautiful. I am yet to see what it can do when I play with the settings manually. The zoom and focus are very smooth; this is great for zooming during videos so it isn't choppy. This lens is a must-have for new photographers. I can't speak for experienced photographers but this lens is working great for me, a photographer of around two years.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mighty mouse! I'm so impressed with this lens. I have no desire to pack around the "White Beast" if I don’t need to. I purchases this lens for wildlife photography on my Rebel SL1. What a pair! The 88-400mm equivalent focal length range is so useful. This lens is truly an anomaly for the price. Technical reviews tell the story far better then I can. L grade edge to edge sharpness and color/contrast on sub-frame across the focal length range in a beautifully compact and discrete package. Even distortion is well controlled. The STM autofocus is blazingly fast and accurate. All of these attributes are what you want for wildlife work. The rather small maximum aperture on the long end of the zoom range is not a problem for me. Long telephoto depth of field gets too touchy at f/4 and smaller. I would rather use the ISO for getting the shutter speed up. Image quality up to ISO 800 is solid on APS-C sub-frame. Technical reviews note rather high vignetting (light fall off corner shading) at the max f/5.6 aperture on the long end of the zoom range. Dropping down to f/6.3 helps considerably with that if needed. The in-camera peripheral correction takes care of the rest. This is a great lens overall. It's a joy to use and it delivers the goods. What more do you want? Just buy it!
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Lens in the Box 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.
Date published: 2015-06-04
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