For photographers and videographers looking to add versatility and range to their lens collection, the new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens is a dream come true. Compact and lightweight with Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 3.5* equivalent stops of shake correction, it extends the camera's reach significantly, capturing sharp images of far away objects, even when handheld. It features Canon's amazing STM stepping motor and a newly designed high-speed CPU, rear focus mechanism and improved AF algorithm for high-speed performance, supporting Canon's Movie Servo AF for smooth, quiet and continuous focus adjustments. The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens features one UD lens element that reduces chromatic aberration, helping to achieve excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. The front element does not rotate, ensuring easy compatibility with accessories like polarizing filters, and full-time manual focus is available even while in AF mode. Enhanced coatings on the lens elements deliver excellent color balance and minimize ghosting and flare, and a 7-blade circular aperture delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens has a compact design thanks to a new six-group zoom system that provides a maximum magnification of 0.29x at the telephoto end and a minimum focusing distance of 2.79 ft./0.85m throughout the zoom range.
* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed using the EOS 7D digital SLR at a focal length of 250mm (400mm in 35mm equivalence).
The seven-bladed aperture diaphragm increases the quality of out-of-focus areas, so your subject stands out against a soft, blurred background.Get up close to the smallest subjects
This lens boasts a minimal distance of 0.85 metres to shoot small subjects and the non-rotating front element makes using filters easy.Lose camera shake with the Image Stabilizer
Canon's Image Stabilizer technology allows shutter speeds up to 3.5 stops slower than normal to be used whilst limiting the effects of camera shake.Experience the benefits of stepping motor technology
This lens boasts stepping motor technology for smooth and quiet continuous focusing for video and fast, accurate auto focus for stills.Highlights
Canon EF-S Lens Mount
88-400mm (35mm Equivalent)
Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
Optical Image Stabilizer
STM AF Stepping Motor
Optimized Lens Coating
Full-Time Manual Focus Control
Non-Rotating Front Element & Rear Focus
Seven Blade Circular Diaphragm
Minimum Focus Distance: 2.8'