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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 865 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for good price

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    MARVAZ1
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    I bought this lens for my son's high school graduation, and let me tell you it works great. It takes really good pictures at a distance of 200 feet. Good picture quality and has optical image stabilization to reduce the effects of camera shake. Overall I gave it a 5 because it a good product. If you are not sure which lens to buy or if you are a beginner like me, this lens is the answer. Of course there are other lenses out there that do the same, but they cost hundreds more. So if you are not a professional photographer you probably won't need an expensive lens anyway. If you need it only because you are going to take pictures at a party, graduation or family reunion or just for a hobby, this lens is for you. Just remember this lens is not for normal range it is only intended to use at a distance between 55-250mm focal length of zooming. If you are not sure which lens to purchase, check all the reviews first before you commit to buying a one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get this STM lens if you do stills + video too

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    TechValueGuy
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    Lots of retailers are selling the older Canon EF IS-II (non-STM) 55-250mm lens at a reduced price. Sometimes that lens is even included free with the Rebel camera kits. (Canon must be offering these units to retailers at blowout prices.) But in most cases, this lens is worth the extra few bucks. If you want a longer zoom for shooting HD video with your Rebel DSLR, then the STM lens -- with a quieter stepper motor design vs. the older ultrasonic motor -- will prevent any noise from the lens motor from entering into your video. The only case in which I would get the older EF IS-II lens would be if you never shoot video and think you might someday upgrade to Canon's pro line of DSLR camera bodies, such as the EOS 1D, 5D or 6D series. Those are the pricier models that use a larger image sensor and therefore need the EF lenses. EF-S lenses are not compatible with full-frame DSLR cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    EF-S 55-250mm IS STM

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    Deutschlandreform
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    This consumer-grade lens is designed for use in Canon's APS-sensor based DSLRs (For instance, the Rebel product line). By itself, it normally sells for $300, but as of summer 2017 the lens is selling for only $150 if bundled with buying a new camera. Some might consider the fact that this zoom lens is pretty much all plastic (Barrel, Mount, etc.) as sign of lesser quality. However, one has to keep the price tag in mind. Furthermore, the plastic parts help to keep the total weight of the lens fairly low (13.3 oz./ 377g). The EF-S 55-250mm IS STM is a fast and silent focusing (Stepping Motor) sharp lens with Image Stabilization. Any amateur photographer looking for an affordable zoom lens with great capability should be happy with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Next Step

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    esteebear
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    I have been loving this lens, as I had purchased it for its telephoto properties but am discovering multiple uses for it. It's a great step up from the kit lens (18-55mm) if you think you are interested in a telephoto lens but aren't ready to commit a ton of cash to it yet. I am discovering new uses for this lens every day. It takes wonderful portrait shots as well as great wildlife pictures, though I have noticed the auto focus is a little soft at the furthest distance (which didn't surprise me). This lens even has some decent macro capabilities and is great for basic astrophotography. They say a nifty fifty (50mm) lens is the second lens you should ever purchase, but I'm going to argue that it should be this lens just for the varying things you can use it for. Definitely a great, easy, affordable next step.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

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    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

    My favorite lens

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    Momof3
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    I use this lens most out of the three I own. I love and use it because I'm able to get great shots of my kids playing sports while they are far away from where I'm sitting. Before the pictures I took were of figures in the distance that weren't easily recognizable. I would ask parents with better cameras if they could send me the great shot they got of one of my children. Now I'm the parent with the great pictures of the kids facial expressions when kicking the ball at 25 feet away. It's also not too heavy, although it obviously weighs more than say a 50mm lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for great pictures

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    Booper
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    I started out with a Kodak Brownie camera and held onto my SLR cameras for a long time. Moved to digital cameras 10 years ago. Now own several Canon cameras. Love them. I'm using this camera to teach my daughter. Very versatile camera for all levels. It makes you want to take pictures and while this might be your Brownie...it is easy to learn and is not overwhelming. You will automatically take better pictures than I did with my first camera. So many features for any type of image you want. I have a pro Canon I use...but this one is my go to camera when I just want to grab a camera and have some fun shooting shots for ordinary and special times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great supplement to the normal lens

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    alibea1
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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor picture quality!

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    Tercia
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    I owned two of this lens. I tried both on two different cameras, on tripod and IS on or off. My two copies unfortunately couldn’t produce any decent pictures. As soon as you zoom onto something on your picture you can see nothing is in focus. I had this problem with objects about 25 feet away from me. If you can afford to spend more money buy the canon EF70-300 IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens. I know it is $250 more but that makes the different between useless and being happy with your lens. I would NOT recommend the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens to anybody!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good lens

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    Clicks
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    I been using the Canon EF-S 55-250mm telephoto zoom lens for a couple three weeks now and it serves me well. Shooting an objects such as a coyote from a long distance or a praying mantis as an extreme close up, this lens doesn't disappoint . I was sooting a stag from across a canyon and I was able to zoom in on its antlers, a beautiful picture. Using the auto focus my pictures were crystal clear . The image stabilization works great adding to the quality of this Canon lens. I am glad I bought this lens and buying at Best Buy is always a snap. If your looking for a lens to shoot far away objects or if your shooting extreme close ups Use the Canon 55-250 mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crystal Clear photos, & Easy to use!

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    4thefam
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    I have ONLY had it a week and took over 500 photos at last weeks Varsity football game. The pictures were so clear, and zoom was super! I sat on the top of the bleachers and no matter which end of field I was shooting pictures of the players, they turned out great. I think I only deleted 20-30 pictures that were not clear. I put the camera on sports setting and zoomed in and took pictures to my hearts content. First time using a lens like this and found it easier than I thought it was going to be!! Love my new camera and lens!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for still and action shots

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    KNEWCANON
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    This lens came with the bundle. I seems to have a problem with clear focus when I'm taking a picture but I think that's just me because I only have had the camera and lens about a month. However when I'm approximately 30 feet from a subject I have to change to my regular lens, so at some point I will get a lens that combines close, wide angle and telephoto combination in one lens. But over all I like this lens for a starter lens, but would recommend the combination lens over this one, if you have a choice and the money,but as I said this one came with the bundle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Lens

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    BCollazo08
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    This lens had great reviews for the most part. That and the price is why I decided to go ahead and purchase. Worst mistake ever. I don't know if I got a defective lens or what but this lens can't take a sharp picture at all. I've tried different settings, lighting and even using a tripod. Every image I take comes out fuzzy and grainy no matter what. I'm seriously disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens, fast shutter speed

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    scsoccer
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    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

    Great addition to 80D Camera

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    Dposilac
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    I bought an 80D camera and this lens. I take pictures at soccer and swimming events my kids participate in. The action is fast paced and I needed a camera and lens that would take crisp pictures. This was definitely the lens I needed. I can be in the bleachers away from the action and take a picture that looks like I was standing next to my kids. Not only that, but the shot is so crisp, it looks like they were standing still posing for the shot. Amazing lens to go with an amazing camera. I would recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Beginner Lens

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    NaplesCustomer
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    I purchased this lens to replace the lens that came with the T6i kit. It takes clear crisp photos (in proper lighting of course) you can also get a little bokeh if you distance yourself correctly. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the heaviness of the lens (durable build I must say) and also it's pretty noisey and slower at auto focusing. Quick review, but I hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Sharp Lens

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    malkon67
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the $1200 lens, but . . .

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    RiverfrontPDX
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    I got my EOS for Christmas in 2017 and love it! However, I love shooting wildlife (i.e. birds in flight, sea lions, etc. and need more zoom power. Yes, this lens doesn't do well in low light situations (like the $1200 kind), but for the money, it does exactly what I wanted it to do. What it does have that other cheep lenses don't is Auto-Stabilization. For outdoor shooting in good light, this thing is awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Zoom lens

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    Brian0085
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love! Love! Love!

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    Beth
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    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