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

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 55 - 250 mm
Maximum aperture f/4 - 5.6
Angle of view 27.8 - 6.2 o
Closest focusing distance 1.1 m
Maximum magnification 3.2
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 12 elements / 10 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF-S
Dimensions 108 x 70 mm
Weight 390 g
Additional information 1 UD element, anounced: August 2007
Average rating (9 owners reviews)
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3.85 Average
Owners reviews (9)
  1. Effivesix
    Effivesix 7 May 2015, 15:07
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    IP 86.132.x.x
    Owner since: 8 years
    Price: £175
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Rotating front section needs careful handling; slight performance drop at maximum reach; built to a price

    Pros: Quality images; lightweight to aid carrying and use; great value for the many benefits gained

    Summary: Ideal lensmate with standard kit optics; useful range coverage and excellent value for money. Strong performer and a sound buy to any outfit selection

  2. tukai
    tukai 12 October 2011, 20:56
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    IP 115.117.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $300
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: plastic bayonet, front element rotate while focusing, lack of vivid('L' like ) colours, poor corner sharpness on 200-250 focal length.

    Pros: good optical quality for this price, manual focus ring far better from 18-55 kit lens, decent build quality, wide zooming range, NO CA!

    Summary: can serve as a very good zoom ''kit" lens.

  3. ellenoir
    ellenoir 29 May 2011, 16:27
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    IP 110.137.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 2300
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: not to sharp, and chromatic aberation is visible at 100% croping (but i am not pixel peeper). not to fast. build quality is so so. but better than 18-55is

    Pros: very light, value for money. the IS is good enough. the autofocus fast enough.

    Summary: very value for money telephoto lens. not to good for candid in wedding, because not fast enough, unless picture noise is not a big deal, we can use high ISO. very good match for 18-55is kit. image quality is as the price

  4. castellg
    castellg 16 May 2011, 23:39
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    IP 94.212.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 200 euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: light, compact

    Pros: rotating front,

    Summary: excellent pri/performance ratio

  5. Louis
    Louis 8 April 2011, 12:57
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    IP 202.151.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 420
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow focusing. barrel extends alot. Plasticky feel

    Pros: Lightweight. Cheap.

    Summary: This lens is a value for money/begineer lens.

  6. Bioibon
    Bioibon 9 March 2011, 17:42
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    IP 150.241.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 250 Euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Plasticly construction. Front element rotates while focusing. Lack of vivid colors.

    Pros: Great IQ for the price, with none CA and distortions. Small and light. Excellent combination with 18-55 IS. Great IS.

    Summary: Great lens for the price. Rivals 70-300 in IQ.

  7. zhjiln
    zhjiln 8 December 2010, 09:47
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    IP 166.205.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $200
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: plastic cheap build like the kit lens- color fringing on extreme corners- AF is not USM- end element rotates when focusing- no distance scale- no macro ability due to 3.6ft MFD

    Pros: - nice additional reach to 18-55 kit - cheap price - has I.S. -decent image quality - lightweight

    Summary: a great addition to the kit lens. great for nature and animal fotog.

  8. gshoemake
    gshoemake 5 December 2010, 12:43
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    IP 88.13.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 230€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: None for this price

    Pros: Optical quality is very good for this price range IS is a bonus and works well Lightweight lens,easy to carry around

    Summary: If you want to extend the reach of your 18-55 kit lens then this works well. Images are sharp and the quality is better then the kit lens.

  9. Chico-SBML
    Chico-SBML 19 November 2010, 20:30
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    IP 187.39.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: US$ 350
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: no USM and the focus is a little slow

    Pros: Optimal optical quality. Very sharp and no chromatic aberration

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