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Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS Lens

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Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS lens

Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS lens

Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS lens

Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS lens

Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS lens

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Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS MTF Chart

Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS MTF Chart

Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS MTF Chart

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Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS optical design

Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2007

Optical design: 12 elements in 10 groups (with one UD element)

Features: Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $180

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
55mm - 250mmf/4.0 - f/5.6f/2271.158390/13,8108/4,3

Additional information:

The Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS

  • Equivalent focal length 88-400 mm
  • Diagonal angle of view 27º 50' - 6º 15'
  • Horizontal angle of view 23º 20' - 5º 20'
  • Vertical angle of view 15º 40'- 3º 30'
  • Minimum aperture  22 - 32
  • Max. magnification ratio 0.31 (at 250 mm)
  • Magnification with Extension Tube  EF25 II  - 0.6-0.05
  • Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II    - 0.47-0.11
  • Maximum diameter  70 mm
  • Hood ET-60
  • Soft case LP1019

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 ISis a low-end zoom lens (only for APS-C cameras with the EF-S bayonet mount) equipped with a 4-stop optical image stabilizer. It was meant to complete the EF-s 18-55 IS kit lens (they were included in the double lens kits for some cameras).

It has a perfect price-quality relationship. This is a very light lens, equipped with a powerful image stabilizer. It delivers high resolution throughout the entire range, slight chromatic aberrations and moderate distortion. The following shortcomings should be noted: visible vignetting when wide open; the front element rotates with the focus ring.

  • The IS with vertical and horizontal auto-panning
  • The optical system utilizes only one ultra-low dispersion element
  • Super Spectra lens coating
  • Circular aperture
  • All-plastic body
  • Distance information is transmitted to the camera
  • Micro-motor autofocus drive
  • No FTM mode, you should manually switch from AF to MF
  • Rotating elements during focusing operations
  • Zooming disturbs focusing
  • Incompatibility with EF1.4x II and EF2x II extenders

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 18.09.2010



Photos taken with this lens Canon EF-S 55-250 mm  f/ 4.0-5.6 IS:


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Autor: Jarvi
5 0 1135

Autumn leaf
Autor: vidadi
5 0 860

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Autor: vidadi
5 0 859

Liefs
Autor: il76
5 0 1463

Mechanical quality3.007
Optical quality3.437
Usability4.157
Pricing / Value3.857
Bokeh3.007
Overall lens rating
3.49

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