Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens for Digital SLR Cameras

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Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 2.8 x 4.3" (7.11 x 10.92 cm)
Filter thread 58 mm
Weight 13.76 oz (390 g)


Format compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Diaphragm blades 7
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:3.22
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Minimum focus distance 3.61' (1.1 m)
Focal length 55 - 250 mm
Angle of view 27° - 6°
Magnification 0.31x
Camera mount type Canon EF-S
Groups/elements 10/12


Tripod collar No
Autofocus Yes
Image stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
The digital picture.32823291
18 September 2010

Is the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in's review!

Photo net.32822890
7 July 2008

The EF-S 55-250IS is a relatively new lens designed to supplement the EF-S 18-55IS "Kit Lens" for the Digital Rebel line of DSLRs. Like the EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS, the 55-250/4-5.6 IS uses Canon's new low cost IS system.

26 February 2010

This telephoto zoom lens provides an angle of view equivalent to an 88-400mm used on a 35mm camera. This version is an update to the previous Canon 55-250mm IS II lens, adding Canon's new stepping motor technology, which promises smoother, quieter autofocus performance, which is especially suited to...

Pop photo.32824722
16 December 2008

An 88-400mm equivalent, this is Canon's longest EF-S (digital only) zoom, and roughly the low-cost digital alternative to its 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L full-frame "white" image-stabilized zoom that's so hot with pros.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
23 November 2015

I purchased this lens to go with a lighter weight system (Canon SL1 and Canon 24mm pancake) I put together for more "casual" photography. I am really amazed at how sharp this lens is. Not as consistently sharp as my Canon 70-300L but when stopped-down to F8, it's very, very close.

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    Inexpensive, Light weight, Sharp

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    None so far

6 February 2015

I'm glad I opted for this model with the image stabilization. My pictures are amazingly sharp considering the zoom level from a distance. Not much of a photographer, but many people ask me to bring my camera to take pictures...they swear I am a professional photographer.

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    STM Stepper Motor is awesome. Manual focus is full-time even when auto focus is enabled which allows one to tweak it just the way I want it. Motor is extremely quiet....which is perfect for filming video to eliminate unwanted noise. Crystal clear pictures even with moving objects at a distance.

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Abt electronics.32817785
14 December 2015

This product is very good for long distance shots. It blurs out the background very well, and is very sturdily built.

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    Interfaces Well With Camcorder

5 March 2015

I bought this lens a couple weeks ago and was very surprised how great this lens is. I was even more surprised on how great it did taking macros. This is one lens that everyone should have in there bag.

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    Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction

31 October 2015

I have been having eye problems for some time now and have to rely on auto-focus. this lense was the answer for my camera and be able to take telephoto pictures. I was able to get it at an affordable price by buying used which worked out surprisingly well. I am quite pleased with this purchase.

Review buydig com.33956271
17 July 2014

Been looking for this lens and finally found it with a good price, got it the very next day and it great. the pictures are so clear, the zoom is great I just love it. Can't sy Anything bad about it!!!

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    Been looking for this lens and finally found it with a good price, got it the very next day and it great. the pictures are so clear, the zoom is great I just love it. Can't sy Anything bad about it!!!

14 December 2015

I gave this lens to my daughter-in-law to photo sporting event of my grandchildren. She used it this last weekend and the report I got back is that it is a great lens. I saw the photos and they are in perfect focus, crisp, and perfect colors.

11 March 2015

I got this to replace my 85-200 mm lens. I wanted a decent telephoto with image stabilizing without having to pay an arm and a leg. First spin out with this lens, I was able to get some nice, crystal clear pictures of a hawk that was sitting way up a tree.

7 July 2010

Its great lenses and would recommend for starting out telephotos. I mean It can't compare to an "L" series lenses from canon but sure does the job.

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    Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight

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    Slow Focus

20 June 2010

I am new to the SLR world. My Canon Rebel came with a basic lens, but I found I needed telephoto. Purchased this lens for vacation. Very glad I had it! Was able to get shots of faraway sights that I otherwise would have missed. Very pleased.

Product Highlights
  • Zoom Normal-Telephoto
  • With Image Stabilizer
Average Expert Score
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In The Box
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
  • E-58 II 58mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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