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

Announced Aug 20, 2007 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF-S
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I was looking for a small,lightweight but reasonably competent zoom to use on my EOS-M and read many reviews on this lens, as well as looking at many images from it on Flickr. I liked what I saw so I hunted around for a decent price on one. I found a brand new, white box lens for sale for the princely sum of £103 including postage. Straight away I'm thinking that maybe I got it wrong, this lens can't be very good for that price. An image stabilised lens with this range that produces decent ...

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This lens is my most recent telephone zoom purchase for use on my APS-C cameras. I've used a vast range of such lenses include Vivitar, Kiron, Tamron, Nikon as well as Canon, some AF. some not. I still have a rather old 70-210 F4 AF Canon lens but nowadays I don't tend to use long lenses - so why the new purchase ? IS - the ability to hand hold a 400mm lens (in FF terms) at slow shutter speeds, a dream come true. The lens is compact and super light weight. It's a take it almost everywhere ...

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Ziad joseph
 
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I must say in terms of price this lens is probably second to none for the performance it brings to the table. Problems: a little degradation in IQ as you approach 250mm

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djohnfot
 
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I owned an EF 75-300 III but it saw little use due to it's high CA. This EF-S 55-250 is better built (still not great but more than acceptable) and has much less CA than the aforementioned 75-300. Overall performance is impressive for such a cheap lens and the IS is most welcomed. While far from perfect its compromises are well chosen and, overall, it's the least expensive "good" zoom lens in Canon's current catalogue. Problems: Slow AF and no full-time MF (my other lenses are ring-USM ...

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This was my first telephoto lens which came as a package when I bought my first DSLR. I have produced great and sharp portrait images using this lens. Since it was also light weight, it can easily be carried and does not pose any issues during travel. I only sold this lens since I already bought my L telephoto lens and its coverage are just the same so I let it go. I sometimes miss it though. :) Problems: 1. Possibly build quality but at this price point, it is acceptable. 2. Slow focus but ...

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fastHID
 
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I bought this after numerous photo geeks suggested it and am very happy, have used it on my 60D for almost a year, great image quality, excellent stabilization, crisp results, and focus is fast enough to satisfy the average user. Manual focus and zomm both fell smooth and have the right amount of friction to not move accidentally. Made in Malasia, not China, feels good, not like a $3000USD lens but like a $500 lens maybe. I tested it against a new Canon 75-300 USM iii that I purchased, and ...

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laduyanh
 
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价格比较便宜。 质量比较好。 没有钱的话, 用得非常合适。

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This lens provides an equivalent zoom range of 88-400mm on an APS-C body, starting at f4. Now find a Canon L-series lens with the same pulling power, and you'll need to pay around 5x - 10x the price of this lens! Just compare this lens with the nearest available L series lens: * It is a fraction of the cost of any near-equivalent L series lens. Remember 'L' stands for 'luxury', and how you have to pay for it! * It is much lighter than any equivalent L series lens. Do you really want to have ...

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