- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7 x 7 cm ; 376 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
- Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
- Item Model Number: 2420H68
- ASIN: B00EP71ETU
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 13 November 2017
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 is STMLens,Black(EFS55-250ISST)
- 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.
- This lens boasts stepping motor technology for smooth and quiet continuous focusing for video and fast, accurate auto focus for stills.
- The seven-bladed aperture diaphragm increases the quality of out-of-focus areas, so your subject stands out against a soft, blurred background.
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Sometimes you just need to get closer – but you can’t. Such as when a subject is likely to be scared off by your presence or when you just want to be discreet while capturing a special moment. This is when a telephoto zoom lens, like the EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, comes into its own.
Go Everywhere with Extra Reach
The extra reach of the EF-S 55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM perfectly compliments a standard zoom like the EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. Together these portable, lightweight lenses offer a versatile zoom range to cover a range of subjects.
To help maintain sharpness this lens incorporates Canon’s Image Stabilizer technology. This allows shutter speeds up to 3.5 stops slower than normal to be used while protecting against the effects of camera shake – better in low light or when shooting at long zoom settings.
Smooth, Quiet STM Focusing When Shooting Movies
STM technology provides quiet continuous focusing when capturing video with your EOS and fast, accurate AF when shooting photos. STM focusing is so quiet that it’s not picked up by the camera’s microphone, leaving your video soundtracks free of unwanted distractions.
|EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM||EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM||EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM||EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM||EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM|
|Focusing motor||Micro USM||STM||Micro USM||USM||USM|
|Size (mm)||71 x 122||70.0 x 111.2||76.5 x 142.8||76 x 172||89 x 143|
|APS-C camera bodies only||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Step-up||Image Stabiliser for steady shots, STM for quiet and fast focusing for photos and movies||Fast USM focusing motor, higher zoom power||L-series optics, constant aperture, internal zoom and focusing system||Higher zoom power, Image Stabilizer for sharp shots|
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I did a lot of research before buying. I have a Canon EOS M50. It comes with a fantastic kit lens, but it's not great for capturing long-distance wildlife shots. Also, the M50 is not directly compatible with this lens, so I additionally bought this Commlite lens adapter for ~ $43: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0788PDN1S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Canon makes an adapter, but it's about five times the price of the Commlite. While I don't have both adapters to compare, the Commlite adapter has performed brilliantly along with this lens on my M50 in terms of both autofocus and image stability. I researched this adapter before buying the lens I'm reviewing here and found this one to be best liked as an alternative adapter to Canon's.
The lens designed for the EOS M50 that comes closest to these specs is the Canon EF-M 55-200mm:
Currently priced at ~ $350 new. Okay, I've put that on the back burner for now. It's considerably smaller and less likely to make bystanders self-conscious when you're taking shots or making video.
Another all-around lens might have been a better alternative is the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens for ~ $500. If this one had been bundled with the M50, it would have been awesome. Unfortunately, it wasn't, and once again I don't want to pay that much for an additional beginning lens. Had this lens been bundled with the M50, I could easily have waited before buying any additional lenses.
Another alternative was the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III for ~ $80:
Except this one has nebulous autofocus* and no image stabilization. While it does have a longer reach, the image is considerably softer* with more color fringing* than the crispness found in the lens I'm reviewing here... hence the much lower price for the 75-300 III. (*For APS-C cameras like the M50.) Actually, most camera reviewers agree -- this 75-300 is the lens to avoid.
Lastly, there was the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is II USM for ~ $500:
Includes AF and IS... Still, not as sharp all-round as the lens I'm reviewing here. And once again, this was outside my desired price range.
At ~ $200 for the adapter and this lens, I've gotten a reasonable telephoto lens that works brilliantly with my M50, plus the ability to add more EF/EF-S lenses to my camera kit later.
I should note that this is the international version, so it doesn't come with a warranty included. Amazon offered a warranty through Assurion, so I bought the four-year warranty for just over ~ $12.
Bokeh -- The closest you can get with this lens is about four feet, but when you do, you can get some crispy closeups with beautiful bokeh (creamy, blurry background). I've included several examples of closeups with nice blurry backgrounds. The depth of field is only a few centimeters at 300mm and at a distance of four feet when you do this, but even so... hand-held, I'm achieving some pretty awesome shots.
Video Stabilization -- The deer video shows about what you can expect from hand-held video with the deer about 40 feet away. It starts out a little shaky, but then stabilizes in about a second. I had a lot of other deer videos, but we can only upload one video per review.
Zoom expectations -- Three street scenes, all with identifying numbers and political slogans blurred, but otherwise unretouched... The stop sign that looks furthest away was shot with the lens at 55mm. The stop sign that looks a little closer was shot at 135mm. The stop sign that looks closest was shot at 250mm. All of these photos were taken 377 feet (about 1.13 football-field-lengths) from the sign.
All settings were automatic for these photos except for the spider web picture. (Awesome video of that too, but couldn't take the time to show here.) The spider spinning its web was shot hand-held with manual focus. Frankly, this couldn't be done without image stabilization.
I am glad I bought this lens. For anyone who has Canon EOS M-50 that doesn't want to break the bank on other decent lenses, this one hits the sweet spot for price vs capability.