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Canon EF-S 55-250mm Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens - 2044B002

Abt Model: 2044B002 | UPC Code: 013803079371
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55-250mm Focal Length/ 88-400mm (35mm Equivalent)/ f/4-5.6 Maximum Aperture/ Optical Image Stabilizer Technology/ 4-Stop Stabilization Correction/ UD-Glass Lens Element/ Gear-Driven Focus Adjustment/ Black Finish
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens - 2044B002

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.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 55-250mm f/4-5.6
  • 35mm Equivalent: 88-400mm
  • Lens Construction: 12 elements in 10 groups, including one UD-glass element
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 27° 50'- 6° 15' (with APS-C image sensors)
  • Focus Adjustment: DC motor, gear-driven (front focusing design)
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 3.6 ft./1.1m (maximum close-up magnification 0.31x)
  • Filter Size: 58mm
  • Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 2.8 in. x 4.3 in./70 x 108mm (maximum lens length); 13.8 oz./390g

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 2.8" (70mm)
  • Length: 4.3" (108mm)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.9 lbs (335g)
  • Shipping: 1 lb

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CompatibilityCanon
TypeTelephoto Zoom
Filter Size58mm
  

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Compact (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Shooting outdoors (5)
  • Wildlife photos (4)
  • Close up filming (3)
  • Sports/action (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3), Tech savvy (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don't Let the Construction Fool You

Don't let the plastic lens mount and entry-level construction fool you, this lens produces high quality images and a very low price. I have some "L" glass for more serious...Read complete review

Don't let the plastic lens mount and entry-level construction fool you, this lens produces high quality images and a very low price. I have some "L" glass for more serious work but for kids' athletics, trips to the zoo, and for following my granddaughters around the back yard this lens is perfect. Sharp with good contrast, its also light weight with an excellent implementation of Canon's Image Stabilization. It doesn't take up much space in my backpack so I carry it every day. This is really a great Canon lens for the money. I shoot it on a Canon EOS 60D and the combination is just about perfect for everyday shooting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A decent telephoto lens for the price

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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

Best Lens in the Box

By 

from Justice, IL

Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

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.

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5.0

Very nice tool in my bag

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

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.

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5.0

Awesome detail at long distances

By 

from Wisconsin

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus
  • Super-sharp images

Cons

  • size / weight

Best Uses

    Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

    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.

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    4.0

    great zoom for price

    By 

    from unadilla ny

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Superior build quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

        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 ,

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        5.0

        AMAZING!!!

        By 

        from New Jersey

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

        I love it for distant shots not recomended for close shots.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

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

        By 

        from Austin TX

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • crop-sesnor only?

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

          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.

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          3.0

          OK Lens for snapshots - poor focus at infinity

          By 

          from Westminster, Colorado

          Pros

          • Price is good

          Cons

          • low contrast when zoomed in
          • Semi-sharp images

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            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.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A decent telephoto lens for the price

            By 

            from Denver, CO

            Pros

            • price

            Cons

            • Semi-sharp images

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

              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.

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              4.0

              Nice lens for the price..

              By 

              from Plano, TX

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm Telephoto Zoom Camera Lens:

              Great company to do business with.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Underwhelmed

              By 

              from Fort Wayne, IN

              Pros

                Cons

                • Semi-sharp images
                • Slow Auto-Focus

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                  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.

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