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

Model Number: 8546B002
Web Code: 10278978

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

Overview

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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Overview

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.

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.

Aperture

  • 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.

Optics

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
0.29x
Macro
No

Mechanics

Focus Adjustment
Rear Focusing
Focusing Motor
Stepping Motor
Manual Focusing
Yes
Construction (Elements/Groups)
15/12
Zoom System
6-Group Optical Zoom; Mechanical 4-Group Zoom; Helical (Rotational Angle: 80°)
Diaphragm Blades
7
Stabilization
Parallel-Moving Corrective Optics

Physical Features

Colour
Black
Filter Attachment Type
Screw
Filter Size
58 mm
Maximum Diameter
70 mm
Maximum Length
111.2 mm
Weight
375 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
Canon
Canon
All APS-C DSLRs
  • EF-S55-250/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Lens Cap E-58II
  • Lens Dust Cap E

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Reviewer Recommendation

98%

Of the 1011 reviewers who responded, 992 would recommend this product.

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  • Excellent lens!
    Reviewed by Jimmyjamesjr86 - April 15, 2021

    I'm just an amateur and beginner in nature/wildlife photography. I recently bought the Canon Rebel T7 bundle that came with the Canon 75-300mm lens, and wanted to upgrade to a better lens. The 55-250mm is much better in my opinion. My pictures look sharper, less grainy, and blurry. The built-in stability will really help with little shakes. It's also affordable and won't break the bank. I would definitely purchase again.

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  • Overall excellent but it has some minor flaws.
    Reviewed by Commish - April 24, 2021

    I purchased mine brand new in the box. PROs: 1. Affordable - can't beat the price for what it does. 2. Flexible - great for family photos, portraits, wildlife/nature, sports... 3. Accurate - whether taking a shot at 55mm or 250mm, the clarity and sharpness is the same (excellent)! 4. Weight - since it's mostly plastic, it's very light and great to take with you on a hike. CONs: 1. Quality - the only feature I do not like about this lens is the mounting ring, which is plastic! It should be metal, and it wouldn't add much to the expense of this otherwise, great lens. 2. The stabilizer works just "OK" - not great, but not bad either. I never use it. 3. The manual ring is a nice size, but it's sticky - not as smooth as I would expect from Canon.

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  • Very happy with this lens
    Verified BuyerReviewed by joho - February 25, 2021

    Great for capturing the wildlife in my backyard from a safe distance! I am very happy with this lens and super impressed with the level of detail I can capture from such a far distance.

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    Verified BuyerReviewed by Anonymous reviewer - August 22, 2021

    Such an amazing lens. Takes great pictures with good quality

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  • Amazing lens for the price!!!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Shawn - April 19, 2022

    Im a very amatuer photographer. And really enjoy this lens. Takes great photos and captures great details!!! If your your on the fence i hope this tips you on the side of buying. Would buy again.

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Product Category
Camera lenses and flashes
Return/Exchange Period
30 days
Condition
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