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

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.
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4.6 59 Reviews
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By Johnny Cans

from New York

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Nice lenss for the buck

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Easily Interchangeable

CONS

  • Lens Creep

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Nice lens and focal distance. Size light enough to carry on camera all day. Long distant focus can be an issue in auto mode. Manual focus helps in that case. Great compliment to the standard lens that comes with most cannon EOS cameras.


By Wedding Muse

from Warrenton, VA

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My First Lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Slow Focus

BEST USES

  • Macro Photography
  • Weddings/Events
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

This was my first additional purchase to my camera body and I love it. It has increased my skills immediately, partly because I am so enthusiastic about it that I have been practicing and practicing. In my opinion, it was the absolute perfect first lens purchase for me. I can do all of the things I want to do - macro shots, long nature shots and candids due to the telephoto. As a wedding florist and a landscape designer, I need to document my work on a regular basis - this lens will take me far.

 Images from Wedding Muse
 
Flowers with garden background
Bridesmaids and flowers

By epe916

from Canton, Ohio

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Great Value for Canon Lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Made by Canon quality
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Small size for range
  • Light weight for range
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

  • Nothing so far

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Macro Photography
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Great lens to extend the 17-85 zoom I already own.


By Peter G

from Philadelphia

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Great value, solid lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Easily Interchangeable

CONS

  • Poor in Low Light

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

Loved using the lens at Phillies games and on a hike through the bird sanctuary in Cape May. Still getting the hang of it relative to lighting but I have some great shots.


By Be Happy

from Albany, NY

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Solid for the price

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Consistent Output

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

This was a gift for my girlfriend, who has a T2i. She likes the lens, it seems to take nice pictures, especially for the price. It is fairly light, and she doesn't seemed bothered by carrying it along with her other lens when she goes out. She hasn't complained about the focusing speed, but I have noticed a couple of out of focus shots, which she rarely creates with the shorter lens she owns. Overall, she is happy with it.


By Todd

from Phoenix,NY

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Excellent lens for the money.

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Canon quailty
  • Strong Construction
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

  • None noticed

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Sports/Action
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Bought this for my daughter for her birthday and has helped her in her photo contests. What an awesome piece of equipment.


By Marvin

from Mission Viejo, CA

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Great value on a telephoto for beginners

 
4.0

PROS

  • cheap
  • Lightweight
  • Value

CONS

  • Weak Casing

BEST USES

  • Wildlife Photos
  • Macro Photography

Comments:

this was my first telephoto lens, and i have used it often for when my kit lens just doesn't give me that reach. i have also combined it with a macro filter for some amazing results. the only thing i have started worrying about is that when IS is on, there is this whirring sound that i do not know is normal. it was silent before, and just started this noise a couple weeks in. hope it's not a long term issue...


By JAiro

from New York

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For Canon EF-S 55-250mm

 
4.0

PROS

  • Light strong
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Tough To Attach

BEST USES

  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

Manufacturing is o.k. and lightweight make versatile lens for full porpouses


By Keith

from Red Lion, PA

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Nice Lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Nice lens. It is our primary lens now for everything outside of 5 feet away.


By Kimber 09

from volant, pa

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more bang for your buck

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable
  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Portraits
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments:

We love our new lens. Can't think of anything better for the money. As always a great experience doing business with Abe's. Looking forward to our next purchase.


By odie

from fort wayne, in

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good lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

this is a nice lens easy to put on and take off for my wife or my self.and its easy to use.


By Dave

from South of Chicago ILL

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I would buy again

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Poor in Low Light
  • Weak Casing

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Macro Photography
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

light weight great for the price


By Jen

from Watertown, NY

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great accessory

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

The first time I used this lens was at a NASCAR race. I was surprised and extremely satisfied with the clear action pictures I was able to shoot. It is also very easy to use.


By poodle1949

from NC

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Wonderful Lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

Could not be happier.. a trip to Williamsburg netted photos on a major Rock band web site

 Images from poodle1949
 
Max Carl Grand Funk Railroad

By wags

from california

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great lense for the money cant beat it

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable
  • Rugged

CONS

  • Blurry Focus
  • Slow Focus

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments:

This thing is awesome it is the best lense for the money can't beat it. Ilove this lense and use it all the time.


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