|EF-S||Autofocus lens designed only for Canon APS-C digital SLR cameras.|
|IS||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|II||Second version of the lens.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS STM||Sep 2013||⊗|
|Canon EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS II||Jul 2011||⊗|
|Canon EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS||Nov 2007||⊗|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||27.8°-7.8° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||12 elements in 10 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||110 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Micromotor (Canon EF-S)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Stabilizer features:||Panning Detection|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø70 x 108 mm|
|Filter size:||58 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is plastic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode without Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 58 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
It should be noted that most lenses of the system have such diameter of the filter thread, that is why if you will purchase additional lens with similar focal length and/or speed, you probably will be able to share filters between them.
The filter thread ROTATES during focusing which does not allow convenient use such types of filters which require a specific orientation (f.e. polarizing and gradient).
The focusing ring rotates during autofocus which looks pretty anachronistic by today's standards. It is strongly recommended not to touch the ring or manually stop its movement because it might result in damage to the lens and/or camera.
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/12 second at focal length of 200 mm(*).
* without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
The image stabilizer does not have any specialized mode of operation, but is capable of automatic detection of panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 265 KB|
|User Manual. Русский, Adobe PDF, 266 KB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
Alternatives (AF, 48-224 mm)
|Canon EF 50-200mm F/3.5-4.5||1987||⊗|
|Canon EF 50-200mm F/3.5-4.5L||1988||⊗|
|Canon EF 55-200mm F/4.5-5.6 II USM||2003||⊗|
|Canon EF 55-200mm F/4.5-5.6 USM||1998||⊗|
|Canon EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS||2007||⊗|
|Sigma 50-200mm F/4-5.6 DC OS HSM||2009||⊗|
|Sigma 55-200mm F/4-5.6 DC||2003||⊗|
|Tamron AF 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II LD Macro A15||2005||⊗|