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

Model Number: 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.


Lens Type
Telephoto Zoom
Lens Mount
Canon EF-S
Zoom Focal Length
55 mm - 250 mm
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
88 mm - 400 mm
Horizontal Angle of View with 35 mm Sensor
23° - 5°
Maximum Aperture
f/4 - f/5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 - f/32
Closest Focusing Distance
0.85 m
Maximum Magnification


Focus Adjustment
Rear Focusing
Focusing Motor
Stepping Motor
Manual Focusing
Construction (Elements/Groups)
Zoom System
6-Group Optical Zoom; Mechanical 4-Group Zoom; Helical (Rotational Angle: 80°)
Diaphragm Blades
Parallel-Moving Corrective Optics

Physical Features

Filter Attachment Type
Filter Size
58 mm
Maximum Diameter
70 mm
Maximum Length
111.2 mm
375 g

Camera Compatibility

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

  • Great lense for those on a budget
    by XboxGamer

    on November 23, 2019

    The lense works well. I like the quality and feel when using it.

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  • Great lens
    by Vikki

    on November 10, 2019

    I am trying my hand on photography , this has been one of the basic lens which i have purchased . still exploring this, so far this is great.

    Review originally posted on

  • Great Lens
    by dheavener

    on November 1, 2019

    Great lens. Well worth the money when purchasing an EOS Rebel.

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