For photographers and videographers looking to add versatility and range to their lens collection, the new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens is a dream come true. Compact and lightweight with Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 3.5* equivalent stops of shake correction, it extends the camera's reach significantly, capturing sharp images of far away objects, even when handheld.
It features Canon's amazing STM stepping motor and a newly designed high-speed CPU, rear focus mechanism and improved AF algorithm for high-speed performance, supporting Canon's Movie Servo AF for smooth, quiet and continuous focus adjustments. The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens features one UD lens element that reduces chromatic aberration, helping to achieve excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast.
The front element does not rotate, ensuring easy compatibility with accessories like polarizing filters, and full-time manual focus is available even while in AF mode. Enhanced coatings on the lens elements deliver excellent color balance and minimize ghosting and flare, and a 7-blade circular aperture delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens has a compact design thanks to a new six-group zoom system that provides a maximum magnification of 0.29x at the telephoto end and a minimum focusing distance of 2.79 ft./0.85m throughout the zoom range.
New Feature added:
STM: Stepper (focus) Motor, meaning that AF is fast and silent.
This Canon 55-250mm IS STM is an inexpensive, lightweight, fast and silent focusing lens that is also very sharp.
The older models of 55-250mm IS and 55-250mm IS II were among Canon's best selling lenses, and this new lens adds instant manual focus override, silent autofocusing and even closer focusing than the older models.
There are a 55-250mm IS and a 55-250mm IS II, which differ from each other only in cosmetics. They used a noisier AF motor and require moving a switch to get back and forth between manual focus.
This newest STM version allows instant manual focus override just by grabbing the ring, focuses silently, and focuses closer.
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture : 55-250mm 1:4-5.6
Lens Construction : 15 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View : 27° 50' - 6° 15'
Focus Adjustment : Rear focus system
Closest Focusing Distance : 2.79 ft. / 0.85m
Filter Size : 58mm diameter
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight :
2.8 x 4.4 inches, approx. 13.2 oz. / 70.0 x 111.2mm, approx. 375g