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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens - International Version (No Warranty)
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|Item Dimensions||4.33 x 4.33 x 6.69 inches|
|Item Display Weight||390 grams|
|Item Weight||0.86 pounds|
|Maximum Focal Length||250 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||55 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||23 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.04 pounds|
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|Compatible Mountings||Information not provided||Canon EF-S||Information not provided||Canon EF-S|
|Dimensions||4.33 inches x 6.69 inches x 4.33 inches||2.76 inches x 4.25 inches x 2.76 inches||2.76 inches x 4.37 inches x 0.08 inches||2.76 inches x 4.37 inches x 2.76 inches|
|Item Weight||0.86 pounds||0.86 pounds||0.83 pounds||0.83 pounds|
|Maximum Aperture||4||5.6 f||4 f||5.6 f|
|Max Focal Length||250 mm||250 mm||250 mm||250 mm|
|Min Aperture||22||32||32 f||32|
|Min Focal Length||55 mm||55 mm||55 mm||55 mm|
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The sharpness is on par with that of the 18-55mm kit lens. Although the lens is not quite pro-grade, it can, in the right conditions, impress even an avid pixel-peeper. For a budget lens, it's really about as sharp as they come. This lens will probably satisfy all but the most fastidious of prosumers.
Hey, don't take my word for it; seek out professional review sites that show you a 100% crop of pictures taken with this lens and then decide for yourself.
- Chromatic Aberration (CA)
In bright sunlight, where chromatic aberration is most pronounced, the chromatic aberration on this lens is barely noticeable and probably imperceptible to the untrained eye. In more even lighting, this lens shows no signs of CA.
- Auto-Focus (AF)
The auto-focus is fast enough for still subjects, but for very fast-moving subjects, it's a hit-or-miss. I gave this lens a good workout shooting cheetahs running close to their top speeds at the Animal Ark, Reno, NV (OT: cheetahs can run at speeds in excess of 70 mph). Most of my shots came out blurry (and that's not due to motion blur, mind you) because the auto-focus wasn't fast enough.
Like the kit lens, the auto-focus has trouble in lowlight conditions. It also has trouble with surfaces that lack texture. The motor whirs back and forth trying to lock on to a focus. It can be a little annoying at times!
- Image Stabilization (IS)
The image stabilization is amazing, even at 250mm.Read more ›
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SPECIAL NOTE; Another reviewer writes that using the Canon 58mm tread diameter 250D Closeup Filter (under $100.00), this same zoom lens becomes a fantastically sharp macro lens. I'm going to go for it next month - after my Social Security Check comes in. And yes, I will check the price on Amazon.com first.
On the other hand, if want a functional, budgetary lens that will do most of what you might reasonable want, this one is worth considering.
- good zoom range
- image stabilization - can really make the difference in whether you get the shot you want or not.
- 55mm picks right up where the 18-55 leaves off and is very close (in range) to the 50mm lens often used for portrait type photography
- zooming up to 250mm will let you sit on one end of the deck and capture a hummingbird flitting around the feeder on the other end.
- zooming from 55mm to 250mm is smooth with no tight or jerky spots
- I already mentioned cost. If, on the other hand, you've got money to burn and want bragging rights on top of that, you can spend as much as $35,000 on a single lens with a wider range and lower f-stop.
- If you plan on printing wall size posters, you may see some optical and chromatic aberration (in non-geek, not totally perfect image)For viewing on your typical computer monitor or printing 8x10's, it's really nothing to worry about unless you being paid to photograph a wedding and dealing with momzilla or bridezilla.
- It does require a reasonable amount of light for a good shot but much of that is offset by the built in image stabilization.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this lens. For my purpose as a casual photographer this is terrific.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's not the highest quality lens offered but it does just as promised got some nice shots with this. Eager to use it more.Published 2 months ago by RUTH DECKER
Best present I've ever bought myself!!!! I just bought a newer Canon T3 camera and it came with a regular lens. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karen