Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF-S Mount
Canon replaced the older Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
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What type of photography is the Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF-S lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF-S lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II has a maximum diameter of 70mm and total length of 108mm when not extended. It weighs 390g / 13.8 oz.
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II has a filter thread of 58mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II:
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II has a focal range of 55-250mm and 4.5X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 88-400mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.31x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.1m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.31x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Super Telephoto Zoom type Canon1 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 55mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 250mm .
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II's optical formula consists of 12 elements in 10 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- Super Spectra coatings
- UD element
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is ET-60.
Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II is available in Black color.
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