Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

  • Model #: 8546B002
  • Web Code: 10278978


The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens is compact, lightweight and a great way to add some versatility to your lens collection. It'll help your camera extend its reach so you can snap sharp, faraway shots.

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Zoom in on clarity

  • With a 55-250mm focal length you get in close to your subject while capturing the kind of detail the naked eye can't always see. Whether shooting sports and wildlife from a distance, this lens has the telephoto power to bring you closer to getting a photograph that stands above the rest.

Stable shooting environment

  • This lens is equipped with an optical image stabilization system, so your shots are clear and crisp with blur-free detail. A 7-blade circular aperture delivers beautiful, soft background broken effects.


  • A skilled photographer knows that optimal lighting conditions are vital to the quality of any photograph. This telephoto lens comes with a large f/4 to f/5.6 maximum aperture, which decreases the depth of field but allows in more light for shooting in low light conditions.

Compact design

  • The lens's compact design is thanks to a six-group zoom system that provides a maximum magnification of 0.29x at the telephoto end and a minimum focusing distance of 2.79 ft./0.85m throughout the zoom range.

Smooth operation

  • Shooting faraway images requires speed and precision focus. That's why this Canon lens features Canon's STM stepping motor, high-speed CPU, rear focus mechanism and improved AF algorithm offer fast performance.

What's in the Box?

  • EF-S55-250/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Lens Cap E-58II
  • Lens Dust Cap E

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Lindsay, ON

Price Excellent

The price of this lens is excellent, and the picture quality is very good, but there are issues. You can not attach an extender 1.4, 2x, nor extension tube. F stop is not adequate for low light shooting hand held, that said I am very happy with my purchase. I have been shooting with 35mm film camera, and just making switch to Digital. I know, but better late than never. I am also just a recreational photographer, this lens is all I require now!

  • from Summerside PE

Great lens

First zoom lens for us, really pleased.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Great Product for price

This lens is very great for the price.

  • from Regina, SK

Best Buys amazing Deal Canon 55-250 STM

This Canon lens was my Best Buys amazing deal: Best for the Bucks I have to pay on line on thai Boxing day sale.This is lighter than the 18-150 mm that was included in my Canon 70D Kit.It has Sharp and Fast AF. May have to use Manual Focus in dark if lens struggle to Auto focus. I certainly enjoy buying for the Best Buy Sale Flyers.

  • from Richmond Hill, ON

Just love it!

Got mine on Boxing Day Sale and just love it!. A good lens for the price and it is not heavy at all. I can now take a picture of the crescent and waiting to take a picture of the full moon tomorrow!

  • from Toronto

Well worth buying

Like others, I got this on the Boxing Day Sale, it's a very good lens especially for the price. It's not heavy and has a great zoom. In the dark, you may have to use the manual focus, but that's not unusual. It is much better than the lens I got with my camera. No complaints.

  • from Brantford,On

The best of 55-250 mm lens worthy to keep.

This 55-250 mm lens is the best addition to my collection.It has a superior coverage in range far exceeding my normal expectations.Plus as a Canon product,it is excellent for the quality and price combine.The weight is really amazing ,I can handle the whole unit without getting tired.The biggest bonus,after the Christmas holiday sale the price went up that made this lens worthy to keep.Thanks

  • from Stratford, ON

Best for the money

Canon's new STM line has given EOS users a new standard of great image quality, on a budget. I have been researching the 55-250 STM for several months and since acquiring the Sigma 150-600mm in 2015, my 70-300L IS was not getting much use at all. When Best Buy had the 55-250 STM on for a crazy sale price in Dec. 2015 - I had to buy it. Folks I have seem test comparisons between my 70-300L IS and this 55-250 STM and in many cases it is the same image quality in the same focal range - and in some cases the STM wins! So for 1/10th the price of my L lens - yes I got it! (again - Best Buy had an amazing deal). In the field I have been quite pleased and it performs as well as the respectable review sites say it does. Fast accurate AF and sharp. Compared to my L lens it is about 1/3rd the weight (Nice!) but obviously don't use the lens in rain or wet snow. And don't drop it. Buy this lens on sale and dang - you got a great performer for the money!

  • from Smithville, Ontario

Great Lens fo the price

I bought the Canon lens during boxing day sale, I have been waiting to get a great deal on this lens. This one fills a void in my lens collection and for the price it can't be beat!

  • from Toronto, ON

Great Lens

I bought this lens during Boxing Day and it is a great lens. The lens focuses very smoothly and the quality is also great! This lens is great for capturing things that are farther away therefore it may not focus on things that are less than about 10 cm away but overall this is a great product!

  • from Edmonton, AB

Good lens for the price

Bought lens on Boxing Day Sale, it seems to be a better lens than the original non-STM versions, faster focusing and more quiet, although image quality is about the same as the old versions. But focusing still "hunts" in low light. Built quality is not as good as the higher priced EF 70-300mm IS USM zoom lens.

  • from Richmond, BC

good lens

I bought this lens about Black Friday sale. have used a few times indoor or outdoor. it focus fast and quiet, quite acurate. I like this lens so far. It is a good buy when it is on sale.

  • from North York

Great Lens!

I bought the Canon lens during boxing day sale, I have been waiting to get a great deal on this lens. I bought the Canon 5tI last year for getting back into photography and some Film, The Auto Focus is great and your cant hear any sound while shooting video, Does a great job. The Stabilization and Auto Focus for Film is what I was looking for and this does it very well. Really happy with the Price and Features.

  • from Kitchener, ON

Great lens especially for videos

Great lens especially for videos

  • from Montréal, QC

Clear and wide

I don't care ....... I love it . LooooL ^____^

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