Canon - EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Select Canon Cameras - Black

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Snap sharp, vibrant photos at a distance with this Canon EF-S 8546B002 telephoto lens, which features a 55-250mm focal length for flexible zooming and optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Select Canon Cameras
  • Lens cap (E-58II), lens dust cap
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (740 out of 750)

Features


Designed for use with select Canon cameras

Including 7D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D and Rebel SL1, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i and XSi/XS models for wide-ranging compatibility.

Optical image stabilization

Provides up to 3.5 equivalent stops of shake correction, helping you capture clear shots of distant subjects.

STM stepping motor

Along with a high-speed CPU, rear focus mechanism and AF algorithm for reliably smooth, quiet and continuous focus adjustment. Supports Canon Movie Servo AF.

55-250mm focal length

Helps you capture distant scenes and subjects.

Telephoto coverage

With a 27°, 50' - 6°, 15' angle of view for long-distance shooting.

f/4-5.6 maximum aperture

Ensures optimal light gathering for image clarity.

15 elements in 12 groups

Include 1 UD element for reduced chromatic aberration, resulting in high-contrast and high-resolution shots. The 7-blade circular aperture creates soft, beautiful backgrounds.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 750 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    Posted
    RustyCas

    Bought this with a Canon T3i instead of the 75-300 that is usually sold in the 'kit'. His is an upgrade from the 55-250 IS II and I am totally happy with it. Fast lens, takes great photos in low light. Also, the front of the lens does not rotate, so it works well with circular polarizing filters which you need for outdoor shooting in bright sunlight. Another great feature is to manually focus (micro focus), even if the Autofocus setting is set on the lens, you just grab the focus ring and focus - the focus ring is not "locked" in Autofocus mode. Great lens. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Sharp Lens

    Posted
    malkon67
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    There isn't much to say about Canon's updated 55-250. The step motor is super quiet. I mean you can't hear a thing which is great for shooting video. The range is spectacular and it's sharp at all focal lengths. Shooting outdoors is a no brainer with this glass. It's great for nature and landscapes. Upgrade to this lens over the previous model, it has a sharper glass and the step motor is worth the upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great supplement to the normal lens

    Posted
    alibea1
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I wanted a reasonable telephoto lens to supplement the normal lens that was supplied with the Canon EOS T5i. This one links easily to the auto focus function on the camera. Easy to zoom, enables me to do distance shots of the surfers on the waves as well as enlarged "close ups" (really from far away - a sort of imitation macro) that are sharp and clear with ability to do my depth of field arsy stuff with a sharp large flower in a soft background. This lens will let me do all sorts of creative shots. I'm glad I bought it. Expensive but well worth the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love! Love! Love!

    Posted
    Beth
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I am so happy that I purchased this additional lens. I was debating this one which has image stabilizing & another which zooms further, but did not have image stabilizing. Since my primary reason for purchasing the camera & lenses was sports photography, I decided to go with this one. I am happy I did! It zooms in enough for me & the image stabilizing is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for low light

    Posted
    maddog77
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this to take pictures in low light situations. I have a 75-300mm that takes great pictures, but they get blurry in low light, This lens takes clear pictures in all light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saw the Reviews

    Posted
    PlutoRain
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    They are right on! Excellent lens. I couldn't wait to try it out, and I was pleasantly surprised. This lens will not disappoint you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens, fast shutter speed

    Posted
    scsoccer
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a great lens and allows me to shoot at a variety of distances. The shutter speed is very fast which means lots of action shots that come out very clear. The only issue I have with my lens is when trying to focus on certain objects. If you are using manual focus this is not a problem, but in auto focus the lens sometimes will focus on the object next to or just behind where I am trying to get the picture and it isn't noticeable until you upload the pictures on the computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Zoom lens

    Posted
    Brian0085
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great lens, main selling point is the ability to autofocus while in video mode with Cannon EOS Rebel T5i. May work with other caermas that have ability but I don't know which models. Lens will continue to focus on subject while taking video which is great for videos of the kids. If you camera supports the ability, this lens is a must. Also works very well for intended use, zoom lens for distance pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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