The all-purpose telephoto zoom for EF-S mount EOS cameras.
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.
Compact and lightweight, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS offers the longest zoom
range in the EF-S series to date. The 88-400mm equivalent focal length opens up
new framing possibilities for owners of EF-S mount cameras shooting wildlife,
sports and travel photography. Optical quality is assured through a UD element,
which minimizes chromatic aberrations that could otherwise cause reduced
contrast and color fringing.
Affordable, powerful telephoto zoom
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is a telephoto zoom lens combining powerful
performance with high image quality. With a focal length equivalent of 88-400mm
in 35mm format, it is ideal for photographers seeking an affordable, versatile
lens for general-purpose telephoto photography.
Image Stabilizer with automatic panning detection
To combat the effects of camera shake, the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS incorporates
Canon's latest 4-stop compensation Image Stabilizer technology. This allows the
use of shutter speeds up to 4 times slower with no perceptible increase in image
blur. Automatic panning detection automatically turns off the Image Stabilizer
in either the horizontal or vertical direction when following moving subjects.
UD lens element
The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS employs a Canon UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens
element to suppress the effects of secondary chromatic aberrations - for crisp,
sharp, high-contrast images without fringing throughout the zoom range.
Super Spectra Coatings
Canon's Super Spectra coatings combat ghosting and flare by absorbing light that
may be reflected off digital camera sensors or internal lens elements. Super
Spectra coatings also help ensure accurate colour balance and sharp,
Circular aperture diaphragm
For shots taken at large aperture, a circular aperture diaphragm creates smooth,
even bokeh (background blur) - ideal for emphasising subjects shot against
Only environmentally-friendly, lead-free glass is used in the construction of
the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS.