Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Optical Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens (2044B0020)

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  • Canon Optical Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • High zoom ratio
  • Excellent image quality
  • About this item

    Designed with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology, this Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Optical Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens is incredibly compact and lightweight. You'll love this Canon EF-S Lens as the high zoom ratio is equivalent to a focal length of an 88-400mm in the 35mm format (when used on Canon EOS cameras compatible with EF-S lenses). The image stabilizer effect of this Canon Telephoto Lens is equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image Stabilizer. This Canon EF-S Lens also uses a UD-glass lens element to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. Get this Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Optical Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Len for excellent image quality.


    Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Optical Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens (2044B0020):

    • Canon Optical Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens
    • High zoom ratio
    • Excellent image quality

    Specifications

    Weight: 13.8 oz
    Length: 4 in
    Diameter: 2.8 in
    Type: Telephoto zoom lens
    Special Functions: Tele, zoom
    Magnification: 0.31
    Focal Length Equivalent To 35mm Camera: 88 - 400mm
    Focal Length: 55 mm - 250 mm
    Lens Aperture: F/4.0-5.6
    Optical Zoom: 4.5 x
    Min Focus Range: 3.6 ft
    Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
    Zoom Adjustment: Manual
    Max View Angle: 27.8 degrees
    Min View Angle: 6.25 degrees
    Lens Construction: 10 group(s) / 12 element(s)
    Filter Size: 58 mm
    Diaphragm Blades: 7
    Mounting Type: Canon EF-S
    Features: UD glass
    Lens Coating: Super Spectra coating
    Model No.: EF-S 55-250 IS
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 2.8 x 2.8 x 4.3
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 676940
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    Customer Reviews | 211 reviews | 4.6 out of 5

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    211 reviews | 4.6 out of 5

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    Great telephoto lens to complement your kit lens
    9/1/2010

    Customer review by PTNDSLR

    5.0 stars by PTNDSLR

    his is the first lens that I've purchased and kept outside my kit lens (18-55). I mentioned kept because believe it or not, I bought the 70-200 F4L non-IS. I won't be giving any technical review about this lens as that is pretty much covered by the other reviewers here. I'll just share my story to help out other beginners who are having a hard time as well contemplating on what lens to get to complement their kit lens. At first, I definitely wanted to buy a telephoto lens so I can shoot objects from a distance and I really like to try the lens out in a zoo. I then narrowed my choices between EF 70-300 IS USM and 70-200 F4L non-IS (didn't want 55-250 then because I didn't like the plastic mount). Since the latter would end up costing almost the same or even less (comes with hood and pouch plus the free filter amazon offers), I went for it without even thinking. Before the package arrived, I already had second thoughts and tried to cancel the item. Since I tried out the amazon prime 2 day shipping, the package came really fast so I wasn't able to cancel but returned it as soon as I got it. So why did I return the 70-200 F4L and settled for an EF-S 55-250? - I don't get paid taking pictures, it's just a hobby. - No one will really sit down and scrutinize the pictures I take. All Canon lenses take great shots compared to other brands. It's not like I'm posting the pictures I take in the net for public view. - The beige color of the L lens is somewhat too loud for me. I don't want people to think I have that much cash or evern comment that I only have an XS body. - No IS, I realized that I really need IS because I don't have any plans of getting a tripod soon and my hands are really shaky. - Cost! - Weight. - Performance of 55-250 that I was able to research over the net. Of course it's nothing comapred to the L lens, no doubt about that. But if the pictures are viewed alone, without comparing to L lens, they are great. - Max range is only at 200, I get an extra 50mm with 55-250. - Missing the 56-69 mm. Ok, the last 2 are just for my piece of mind because I opted with 55-250 but they don't really matter if you have the L lens. If you do become a pro in the future, you'd definitely get something better than the 70-200 F4L. Bottom line, this lens is no where in the league of L lenses. As one of the reviewers mentioned, it does the job. For value of money, I really love this lens. About the plastic mount, I realized that I wouldn't be using my camera that hard anyway. Plus, it'll be lighter. I'm going to steal one of the reviews I read, it basically says that if you like the performance of your kit lens (18-55), you'll defintely like this as well. I totally agree, fast AF, sharp pictures, longer range version of 18-55. Note that this is NOT a comparison between L lens and 55-250, or even 70-300. Just a decision experience that I wanted to share with a number of beginners out there.

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    PTNDSLR
    NC, USA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:Every few days
    Top 10 contributor
    A quality product
    7/1/2009

    Customer review by GalleryVisits

    5.0 stars by GalleryVisits

    The image stabizer on this lens works well. Great color and details.

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    GalleryVisits
    Olympia WA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Age:55 - 64
    Usage:Every day
    Wonderful
    9/15/2010

    Customer review by raccoonlady

    5.0 stars by raccoonlady

    I just love this lens! I have got some GREAT shots. No complaints here! In the picture, I am a little more than 1/2 a mile away. (wish it would show a little bigger so you could see better) Just took it this morning.

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    raccoonlady
    Luther, OK
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:Every few days
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