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About this product
- DescriptionThe EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II is a telephoto zoom lens combining powerful performance with high image quality. With a focal length equivalent of 88-400mm in 35mm format, it is ideal for photographers seeking an affordable, versatile lens for general-purpose telephoto photography.
- Model Number2044B002
- Product LineCanon EF-S
- TypeImage Stabilisation,Macro/Close Up,Telephoto
- Focal LengthZoom
- Focus TypeAuto & Manual
- Focal Length (mm)55-250mm
- Optical Zoom4.5x
- For Camera BrandCanon EOS
- Camera TypeDSLR
- MountCanon EF-S
- Depth10.8 cm
- Diameter7 cm
- Height11 cm
- Weight390 g
Most relevant reviews
- ersmat-2jvmfMay 30, 2017by
Great lens for a low price
A great lens that fully meets my needs to about 1/3 of the price I would have to pay in a local store!
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- jonc36Feb 04, 2013by
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II good kit level zoom for 1.6 crop sensor Canons
This is great lens to complement the standard 18-55mm IS II kit lens that comes with a lot of EOS 550d/600d/650d, if you like wildlife/sports photography. Effective focal length compared to a standard 35mm is 88-400mm on a 1.6 crop sensor. This is a pretty capable zoom for casual use. It's reasonably sharp & the autofocus is pretty good. It's not fantastic in low light, but the image stabiliser is actually pretty good and does allow shooting a couple of notches lower on shutter speed than you could normally hand hold. It also works well while panning which is an improvement on the older model IS lenses.
- cons-traiMar 10, 2014by
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II is ideal for even smaller wildlife (like birds). And if you'd like to add a little context to the image just zoom out to a minimum of 88 mm. But wildlife and sports photography also require low f-stops to achieve fast shutter speeds. The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II offers f/4 at the wide end but only f/5.6 at the tele end which is a little slow. At least the excellent image stabilizer helps with slower shutter speeds but of course that can't prevent blur from subject movement. At the wide end the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II has just the right focal length for nice portrait shots. Again the aperture rating is not excellent but certainly sufficient for this purpose and the large zoom range will even allow closeups from far away.
- thanoskokkJul 03, 2012by
Decent entry level, best value for money.
Having my new EOS 1100D for about a month, this purchase was almost certain from the beginning. This is my entry in DSLR photography and I have only to compare with my previous baby, PowerShot S5IS. Some fellows at work at first made some comments that created some doubts regarding the lens's brightness. So, I was rather happy to see that my expectations were highly met with the quality and the sharpness of the images taken. Targeting towards daylight sports, the depth of field achieved gave me some excellent shots with no problems at all. I have to admit that I was not ready to afford now at the beginning the amounts that similar lenses demanded. A tripod helps a lot in night shots for the moon and stars and I had a very nice set of shots during an open-theater performance with rather mid-intensity lighting. I like the stabilization performance and the successful auto-focus. I dont like the feeling when the motor comes to a stop, almost can feel the camera kick due to inertia. At all,this is one of the best options for a start, if things show that my talent needs higher quality optics to get advertised, then I shall think about it again. For now, job is done with pleasant results. Read full review
- tonywhewellJul 13, 2013by
A fine, compact light and competitively priced telephoto lens
A great purchase that follows on from my 18mm to 55mm Canon lens. Also good value at £118 and very light at 390 grams which is a positive attribute for those of us who like backpacking in the mountains. I really noticed the IS o a recent trek in the Lakes when I shot sunsets at a quarter of a second without shake. The only drawback is the need to change lenses but for sports like mountain marathons its just ideal with its 6% angle at 250mm, equivalent to 400mm in 'old money' and yet so much more compact that those film telephoto lenses. I highly recommend this lens for its sharpness throughtout the range - unlike my Tamron 18mm to 200mm, which is a disgrace at 200mm and following this purchase is about to be given the chop.