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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

Header
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

Miscellaneous
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 4.9 out of 5 by 8reviewers.
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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for the price I bought this lens to use with a drumline. I really wanted some close ups without getting too close. I haven't looked back since. I've used this lens on everything from musicians to wildlife to cars and nature. It's not the brightest but it works. It does back focus from time to time. It's stm motor makes it great for video. The best thing by far is the price. It's no L lens but for somebody who needs a solid zoom range that's on a budget this is that lens. It always goes when I have my camera. Definitely wish it was brighter but then it'd get into higher pricing. Love this lens. It's not tack sharp but it's just under. March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by EF-S 55-250 STM I bought this lens as a lightweight travel lens for shooting motorsports and wildlife photography on hikes. I wasn't expecting L series performance or even similar to my 50-150 f2.8 lens. What I've found after shooting approximately 4000 images with it on my 7D is it produces stellar images, color, crispness, bokha that's hard to argue. Canon has brought a stellar performing lens to market that's affordable for the amatuer and I for one really appreciate that!Thank you very much Canon! December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great!!! I put this lens on a Canon Rebal T5 and got fantastic pictures in an auditorium several rows back and to the side. It was a pageant and the lights were turned down low. great pictures , clear and focused. October 27, 2014
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