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

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

Item: 762603    Model: 2044B002

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  • Compact and light weight
  • High zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm format
  • Image stabilizer effect equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image Stabilize
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Compact and light weightHigh zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm formatImage stabilizer effect equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image StabilizeCanon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 ISCompact and light weightHigh zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm formatImage stabilizer effect equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image StabilizeCanon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS269.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0273982_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0273982_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0273982/Canon-EF-S-55-250mm-f-4-56-IS/product_762603
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
  • Easily interchangeable (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Consistent output (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Semi-sharp images (4)
  • Slow auto-focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (9)
  • Wildlife photos (9)
  • Sports/action (7)
  • Landscape photography (3)
  • Low light (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Don't Let the Construction Fool You

Don't let the plastic lens mount and entry-level construction fool you, this lens produces high quality images and a very low price. I have some "L" glass for more serious...Read complete review

Don't let the plastic lens mount and entry-level construction fool you, this lens produces high quality images and a very low price. I have some "L" glass for more serious work but for kids' athletics, trips to the zoo, and for following my granddaughters around the back yard this lens is perfect. Sharp with good contrast, its also light weight with an excellent implementation of Canon's Image Stabilization. It doesn't take up much space in my backpack so I carry it every day. This is really a great Canon lens for the money. I shoot it on a Canon EOS 60D and the combination is just about perfect for everyday shooting.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

A decent telephoto lens for the price

I have used this lens for distant (tens of kilometers) mountain shots, as well as to get closer to wildlife that is relatively nearby (50 meters, or so). The quality of...Read complete review

I have used this lens for distant (tens of kilometers) mountain shots, as well as to get closer to wildlife that is relatively nearby (50 meters, or so). The quality of the build of the lens is good, and I have been satisfied with the autofocus and IS. However, I have been unhappy with the crispness of the focus of this lens - particularly for distant shots. For closer scenes, the focus is better, but still cannot be described as "crisp". I will "get by" with this lens until I can afford a better one.

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5.0

Awesome detail at long distances

By dran_reb

from Wisconsin

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus
  • Super-sharp images

Cons

  • size / weight

Best Uses

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

    This lens can capture amazing detail at a distance. I love it. I really like how I can get a beautiful, soft blurred background and yet have every last fine detail of my subject stand out. For example, at the zoo, I was able to get beautiful images of animals where you can see all the fine details of their feathers or fur, making you want to reach out and touch the photo. The image stabilization feature really helps a lot. I can capture very sharp photos of fast-moving objects, even while zoomed all the way in and handholding the camera. It has been fun to take pictures of faraway objects and look at them later, to discover details that I couldn't see with the naked eye at the time. If you like to take photos of animals or fill the frame with distant details, this is a good lens.

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    4.0

    great zoom for price

    By upstater

    from unadilla ny

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Superior build quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I own this lens and use with T2i , i do mostly out door nature pix and find this lens light weight and good for close ups and short distances, i am not a professional so i dont know all the correct terms but the pictures are sharp and color is good,also the lens covers a lot of ranges so i leave it on my camera most of the time..so this is a good overall lens for everyday use ,

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        4.0

        Best value & quality in a crop-sensor tele-zoom

        By MEJazz

        from Austin TX

        Pros

        • image quality better than expected
        • Light Weight
        • PRICE!
        • Travel friendly

        Cons

        • crop-sesnor only?

        Best Uses

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

          If you own a crop-sensor camera like any of the Digital Rebels or the Canon 50D/60D/70D or even the 7D then this is THE value telephoto zoom lens to get. Beside its intended use, Its ideal for travel due to its low weight, good zoom range, and low cost - even if you damaged/lost it, it won't be a big setback. Unless you're a professional, this lens is all you need. One of the best value lenses from Canon.

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          3.0

          OK Lens for snapshots - poor focus at infinity

          By JonB

          from Westminster, Colorado

          Pros

          • Price is good

          Cons

          • low contrast when zoomed in
          • Semi-sharp images

          Best Uses

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

            I have been using this lens for 6 months regularly. It was purchased as a refurb. Generally, it has functioned very well, mechanically. The focusing motor is good and I don't feel that it is noisy. I would use this lens much more often, except that for more distant subjects the focus is very poor at any aperture setting.

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            3.0

            A decent telephoto lens for the price

            By JSB

            from Denver, CO

            Pros

            • price

            Cons

            • Semi-sharp images

            Best Uses

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

              I have used this lens for distant (tens of kilometers) mountain shots, as well as to get closer to wildlife that is relatively nearby (50 meters, or so). The quality of the build of the lens is good, and I have been satisfied with the autofocus and IS. However, I have been unhappy with the crispness of the focus of this lens - particularly for distant shots. For closer scenes, the focus is better, but still cannot be described as "crisp". I will "get by" with this lens until I can afford a better one.

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