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

Mfg. Part: 8546B002 | CDW Part: 3283715 | UNSPSC: 45121603
$299.99Advertised Price

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  • Telephoto zoom lens
  • 55 mm
  • 250 mm
  • f/4.0-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S
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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
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
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Dimensions & Weight
Diameter: 2.8 in
Length: 4.4 in
Weight: 13.23 oz

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

Product Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 74reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unbelievable value, superb images I got this for half price in a camera bundle at Best Buy. Expecting a mediocre lens, I was shocked to find images superior to any lens I've tried. Granted I don't have the "L" series, but I owned a few older Nikons and very long primes (200g, 300mm, 400mm, etc) and this, combined with my 24mpix sensor on my 750d/T6i, obsoletes my entire telephoto/camera collection in Nikonland. The IS is really good and I have tremors in my hands so this is a total lifesaver. I bought a 75-300mm to compare and it has more chromatic abberation... its just not worth it. I may go up to a 400mm or a 500mm Catadioptric telescope for extreme distance in the far future, but for now this is the bomb. December 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. August 2, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by A bit dissapointed The lens came as part of a package deal from Costco when I purchased the Canon 70D. At first I thought something was wrong with the lens when I took pictures at 250mm. The pictures were blurry and super low quality. I have other lenses that are amazing on this camera so I knew it wasn't the camera. I tested the pictures in various settings such as RAW and .jpg, fully auto mode and several manual modes. Every time the pictures were useless. I took the lens back got a new one and same problem. I took the camera lens and the camera to a camera store to test other camera bodies and still same problem. I guess the lens is ok if you don't zoom in past 120mm but anything more than that is just awful.Side note: the 70D is awesome, especially when paired with the inexpensive 50mm 1.8 prime lens. February 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! September 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have had this for less then a month so far and I love it! May 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great lens Great lens, the image stabilizing feature is great, can focus on distant shots and responds quickly when focusing, great use on outdoors. April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good lens for the price I recently purchased the ef-s 55-250mm lens to replace an older 75-300mm that I had for several years. I'm impressed with the photo quality, much clearer than the ones with the old 75-300. The 55-250 is light, solidly built and easy to use. II've used Canon cameras and lenses for 25 years and think this is an excellent lens for the price. April 3, 2015
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