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

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens is a small, economical and compact lens for those professional and amateur photographers who want reasonable telephoto zoom lens for general purpose. With a long focal length range of 55-250mm, the telephoto zoom lens is equivalent of 88-400mm on full format cameras. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens presents Super Spectra coatings for high contrast and accurate color balance and they also reduce flare and ghosting by fascinating unnecessary reflections in the Canon lens. This Canon lens provides an UD (Ultra low – dispersion) glass lens element which corrects chromatic aberration (CA) to obtain sharp, crisp and superb image quality during the zoom range. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens produces very sharp images on wide apertures. The latest EF – S telephoto zoom lens delivers superb performance at a reasonable price for all serious and professional photographers.

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS telephoto lens is very similar to the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 IS lens. The EF-S 55-250mm zoom lens utilizes Micro motor for fast and silent AF speed. Focus and zoom rings are made up of good quality rubber. The Canon camera lens is compatible with EOS digital SLR camera such as the EOS 40D and the EOS Rebel XSi. The lens’ outer barrel is made of plastic which makes it lightweight (13.8 oz / 390 g) lens for its amazing zoom range. The optical 4 – stops image stabilization or image stabilizer (IS) effect compensates with shift camera shake and offers very sharp handheld images at slowest shutter speed. The Canon’s zooms lens has minimal focusing distance of 3.6 ft / 1.1 m (it remains stable during zoom range) with the maximum magnification of 0.34x. The lens has a filter size of 58 mm.

Released in August 2007, the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS telephoto zoom lens has an optical construction of 10 groups including 12 elements with 1 UD (Ultra – low dispersion) glass element. The lens has impressive 7 diaphragm blades with maximum and minimum aperture of f/4 – 5.6 and f/22 – 32 respectively. The diagonal, vertical and horizontal angle of view of this wonderful zoom lens are 27°50′ – 6°15′, 15°40′ – 3°30′ and 23°20′ – 5°20′ with APS – C image sensors. The small size which is 108 mm / 4.3 in. in length and 70 mm / 2.8 in. in diameter makes it more comfortable to handle and carry.  Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens delivers smooth and fantastic background blur quality with its amazing circular aperture blades.

Specifications of Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS lens

  • Name – Canon EF – S 55-250mm f/4.5.6 IS lens
  • Releasing Date – August , 2007
  • Camera Mount type  – Canon EF – S
  • Lens type – telephoto zoom macro
  • Focus details – AF (DC motor), with manual focus option
  • Maximum format size – 35 mm full frame
  • Features – Image stabilization, autofocus
  • Focal length range – 55-250 mm
  • APS equivalent – 1.6x : 88 – 400 mm
  • Image Stabilization – 4 stops
  • Accessories – ET – 73 lens hood, Front and rear caps, Lens case LP1219
  • Optional accessories – lens hood (ET – 60), lens case (LP1019)
  •   Dimensions – 4.3 inches x 2.8 inches (108 mm diameter x 70 mm length)
  • Maximum aperture – f/4 – 5.6
  • Minimum aperture – f/22 – 32
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 7 (circular)
  • Lens construction – 12 elements in 10 groups, including 1 UD (ultra – low dispersion) lens glass element
  • Weight – 13.8  oz (390 g)
  • AF motor type – micro motor
  • Focus ring rotation – 81°
  • Diagonal angle of view – 27°50′ – 6°15′
  • Horizontal angle of view – 23°20′ – 5°20′
  • Vertical angle of view – 15°40′ – 3°30′
  • Filter size – 58 mm