The all-purpose telephoto zoom for EF-S mount EOS cameras.
The compact and affordable EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS offers powerful telephoto performance. Its 4-stop Image Stabilizer with automatic panning detection effectively suppresses blur in low light.
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is a telephoto zoom lens combining powerful performance with high image quality. With a focal length equivalent of 88-400mm in 35mm format, it is ideal for photographers seeking an affordable, versatile lens for general-purpose telephoto photography.
To combat the effects of camera shake, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS incorporates Canon’s 4-stop compensation Image Stabilizer technology. This allows the use of shutter speeds up to 4 times slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. Automatic panning detection automatically turns off the Image Stabilizer in either the horizontal or vertical direction when following moving subjects.
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS employs a Canon UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens element to suppress the effects of secondary chromatic aberrations – for crisp, sharp, high-contrast images without fringing throughout the zoom range.
Canon’s Super Spectra coatings combat ghosting and flare by absorbing light that may be reflected off digital camera sensors or internal lens elements. Super Spectra coatings also help ensure accurate colour balance and sharp, high-contrast results.
For shots taken at large apertures, a circular aperture diaphragm creates smooth, even blur - ideal for emphasising subjects shot against distracting backgrounds.
Only environmentally-friendly, lead-free glass is used in the construction of the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS.
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is supplied with a lens cap and dust cap. A lens hood (ET-60) and lens case (LP1019) are available as optional accessories.
|35mm film equivalent focal length||88-400|
|Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)||23º 20' - 5º 20', |
15º 40'- 3º 30',
27º 50' - 6º 15'
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||12/10|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||1.1|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.31 (at 250mm)|
|AF actuator||Micro Motor|
|Filter diameter (mm)||58|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||70 x 108|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II||0.6-0.05|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II||0.47-0.11|
|Lens Cap||E-58 / E-58II|