Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

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This telephoto zoom lens is designed with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining compactness and lightness, in response to demands of photographers. This high zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm format (when used on Canon EOS cameras compatible with EF-S lenses), and the image stabilizer effect equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image Stabilizer. In other words, if the slowest shutter speed you could formerly hold a 250mm lens steadily was 1/250th of a second, with Canon's 4-stop stabilization correction, you could hand-hold at shutter speeds as slow as 1/15th of a second. It also uses a UD-glass lens element to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. This new EF-S telephoto lens with great features delivers excellent performance at an affordable price for all photographers.

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From Wikipedia

The Canon EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS lenses are a series of telephoto zoom lenses for Canon EOS digital single-lens reflex cameras with a Canon EF-S lens mount.[1][2]

All versions of the lens provide a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 88–400mm, and are advertised by Canon as providing four-stop image stabilization. Additionally, it has a high maximum magnification ratio for a non-macro lens.

The first lens was released in America in mid-April 2008 for a street price of ~US$255, and advertised as companion to the Canon EF-S 18–55mm IS.

The Mark II version of the lens was announced June 2011, identical in specification to the previous version and featuring exactly the same optics and IS system but with a revised external design.[3][4]

In August 2013 a new version of the lens was announced, featuring a revised optical formula and Canon's STM (stepping motor) technology. This lens shipped to retailers in late September 2013 and was initially priced at US$350.[5][6]

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MSRP 299 US$ Aperture (large) f/4 –5.6
Announced 2011 Magnification 0.29x
Length 108mm Minimum focusing distance 0.81m
Weight 390gr Focal 55 –250mm
Filter diameter 58mm Diaphragm blades 7
Manufacturer Canon Color Black
Mount Type Canon EF-S Category Telephoto, Zoom
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