Canon EF-S 55–250mm lens
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 retail price of US$255, and advertised as a 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.
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.
|Attribute||f/4–5.6 IS||f/4–5.6 IS II||f/4–5.6 IS STM|
|Zoom Lock Lever||No|
|Focal length (max/min)||55–250mm (35 mm equivalent of 88–400mm)|
|Aperture (max/min)||f/4–5.6 / f/22–32|
|Construction||12 elements / 10 groups||15 elements / 12 groups|
|# of diaphragm blades||7 (circular aperture)|
|Closest focusing distance||1.1 m (3.61 ft)||0.85 m (2.79 ft)|
|Horizontal viewing angle||23°20'–5°20'|
|Vertical viewing angle||15°40'–3°30'|
|Diagonal viewing angle||27°50'–6°15'|
|Weight||390 g (13.75 oz)||375 g (13.2 oz)|
|Maximum diameter||70 mm (2.76")|
|Length||108 mm (4.25")||111.2 mm (4.7")|
|Release date||November 2007||July 2011||August 2013|
|Currently in production?||No||Yes||No|
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- Canon Inc. "EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS". Canon Camera Museum.
- Canon Inc. "EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS II". Canon Europe.
- Canon Inc. "EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II". Canon Camera Museum.
- "Canon Introduces New EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens" (Press release). Canon U.S.A., Inc. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
- "Canon reveals EF-S 55-250 F4-5.6 IS STM kit-friendly zoom lens". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
- Rumors, Canon (8 April 2021). "Canon officially discontinues a lot more EF lenses". Canon Rumors - Your best source for Canon rumors, leaks and gossip. Retrieved 9 April 2021.