Since my previous review about the 18-55 IS lens was very well received, I decided to sort of iterate on that and review little kit lens' bigger brother, the Canon EF-S 55-250 IS lens, which is in fact another kit lens, a sort of continuation of the previous one that had a focal length of a ... Read review
This EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II telephoto zoom lens from Canon comes with a 4-speed image ... more
stabiliser and is made up of a system of 12 glass elements, which are divided up into 10 groups. The circular aperture diaphragm is ideal for emphasising subjects in photos shot against distracting backgrounds, andan image stabiliser with an automatic panning detection reduces the effects of blur caused by camera movement. Thanks to the wide focal range, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 ISII is suitable for use by seasoned users and those looking for a flexible complementary telephoto lens for impressive close-up photos.Miscellaneous:Included Accessories : Dust cap, lens capLens System:Lens Coating : Super Spectra coatingImage Stabiliser : OpticalMin View Angle : 6.25 degree(s)Intended For : Digital SLRMin Focus Range : 1.1 mFilter Size : 58 mmMinimum Aperture : F/22 - f/32Zoom Adjustment : ManualLens Construction : 10 group(s) / 12 element(s)Focal Length : 55 mm - 250 mmFeatures : UD glass, automatic panning detectionDiaphragm Blades : 7Max View Angle : 27.8 degree(s)Optical Zoom : 4.5 xMagnification : 0.31Lens Aperture : F/4.0-5.6Mounting Type : Canon EFFocal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera : 88 - 400mmSpecial Functions : Tele, zoomFocus Adjustment : Automatic, manual(free converter plug included if required)
some pincushion and barrel distortion, slight curvature of focal plane, some colour fringing
"...kit lens' bigger brother, the Canon EF-S 55-250 IS lens, which is in fact another kit lens, a sort of continuation of the previous one that had a focal length of a maximum of 55mm. Before getting into details of the bigger brother, I feel there are still some question marks that have to be straightened out.
How can there be more than one kit lens, and why would you need a second one?
I will not mention other brands, but what I know about Canon ..."
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
"...this lens to accompany my Canon EOS 450d and it really has been a brilliant purchase. Pick one up on Amazon for well under £200 which is an absolute bargain. It has very good build quality and you really will notice the picture quality difference between using this lens and using the standard kit lens (18-55).
I got this lens just before Christmas and so I have only had it for around a month, but I have been really impressed with its capability. ..."
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Product Information for "Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS" »
Manufacturer's product description
Compact and lightweight- the EF-S 55-250 f4-5.6 IS offers the longest zoom range in the EF-S series to date. The 88-400mm equivalent focal length opens up new framing possibilities for owners of EF-S mount cameras shooting wildlife- sports and travel photography. Optical quality is assured through a UD element- which minimises chromatic aberrations that could otherwise cause reduced contrast and colour fringing. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens has won the TIPA Award for Best Entry Level Lens in Europe 2008.
5123B005BA, 2044B005, K-32489-01, 2044B002, 5123B005, EFS55-250IS, EF-S 55-250 IS
Canon EOS 1000D, 20D, 20Da, 300D, 30D, 350D, 400D, 40D, 450D, 500D, 50D, 7D, Digital Rebel, Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel XTi, Kiss Digital, Kiss Digital N, Kiss Digital X, Kiss F, Kiss X2, Kiss X3, Rebel T1i, Rebel XS, Rebel XSi