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Canon 55-250mm IS EF-S II (2011-) © năm trước All rights reserved.

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Canon EF-s 55-250milimet f/4-5.6 IS II (58mm filters, 13.8 oz./391g, 3.6"/1.1m cthua focus, about $249, works on Canon APS-C cameras only). I got mine at at Adorama, và you also can get it at Amazon.

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NEWER: Canon 55-250mm IS STM.

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This Canon 55-250mm IS II is one of Canon"s most popular lenses because it"s super sharp, focuses very close, has a perfect telephokhổng lồ zoom range, has Image Stabilization for sharp hand-held photos in dyên light, và is small, light và inexpensive sầu.

You can pay more to get a lens that works better while being rained-on or blasted in a sandstorm while being beaten around by a news photographer, or that works on expensive sầu full-frame cameras, but even if you pay more for something lượt thích a 70-200milimet f/4 L IS, you"ll have a bigger lens to carry around, it won"t be any sharper, và it won"t have sầu as broad a zoom range! There are many reasons this 55-250 is amuốn Canon"s best selling lenses.

This 55-250 requires you khổng lồ move sầu a switch on the lens to get from auto khổng lồ manual focusing; you can"t just grab the focus ring.

The reasons you might want lớn pay more than twice as much for another lens with a more limited zoom range are if you shoot a 35mm or full-frame camera on which this lens won"t work, if you need instant manual focus override (you have sầu lớn move a switch lớn get lớn manual focus), or if the plastic lens mount isn"t tough enough for you. Otherwise, this lens is sharp, light inexpensive & works great.

This new 55-250milimet IS II lens has the same optics as the previous 55-250milimet IS lens, with slightly different cosmetics.


As an EF-s lens, it will only work on Canon"s APS-C cameras.

It will not work on 35milimet cameras, it will not work on old 1.3x cameras, and it certainly won"t work on full-frame digital.


The original version is recognized by its silver-colored focal length scale.

This newest version is marked "II" and is all blaông chồng, with a silver trlặng ring, as shown in this review.


Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II. bigger.

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Canon calls this the Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II.

EF: Electronic Focus. All modern Canon lenses focus with a motor in the lens.

-S: Only works on newer, small (APS-C) DSLRs.

IS: Image Stabilization, which means no tripod needed except at night. See Why IS Matters. Canon claims 4 stops.

II: Second version.


12 elements in 10 groups.

A UD glass element khổng lồ reduce chromatic aberrations (color fringes & halos).

Lead-miễn phí glass.

Pumper zoom; the front extends a lot as zoomed to longer focal lengths.

Front-group focus; the front rotates và extends slightly as focused more closely.



Front, Canon 55-250 IS II (EF diaphragm not visible).

7 rounded blades.

Stops down khổng lồ f/22-32.

Optical Image Stabilizer

Rated for up lớn four equivalent stops of shake correction.

Cthua Focus

3.6" (1.1m) at all focal lengths.

Maximum Reproduction Ratio

1:3.2 (0.31x).

Focal Length


On the APS-C cameras for which it is designed, it gives angles of view similar to what an 88-400mm lens would give on a 35mm or full-frame camera. See also Crop Factor.

Angle of View

27.7º - 6.25º diagonal.

Maximum Aperture

f/4 - 5.6.

Lens Mount



2.6" (70mm) diameter x 4.3" (108mm) when set to lớn 55mm.

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Gets longer at longer focal length settings.


13.785 oz. (390.85g) actual measured.

Rated 13.75 oz. (390g).

Included Accessories

Just caps.

Optional Accessories

ET-60 hood.

LP1019 pouch.


July 2011.

Price, USA

2014 December: $249.

2013 October: $299.


Box, Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II.

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OverallAutofocus Bokeh Breathing Color

Coma Distortion Ergonomics Falloff Filters

Lateral màu sắc Fringes Macro Mechanics Sharpness


Overall performance top

The Canon 55-250mm IS II is optically superb và handles very well for a mostly plastic lens. The biggest negative is that the focus ring & filter thread rotate during autofocus.

It"s a kit lens sold with many less expensive Canons, and it"s excellent. There is no reason khổng lồ pay more for a telephoto lens for a Canon APS-C camera.

If you can"t get brilliant, sharp và colorful photos with this lens, you"re doing something wrong.

Autofocus performance top

Autofocus is fast và quiet, making only a soft motorized sound as it focuses.

Video AF is limited by the camera, while regular AF is fast & quiet.

Auto/Manual Switching

You have khổng lồ move sầu a switch on the lens, by your thumb.

AF Speed

AF is fast, as Canons always are.

This 55-250 can focus from infinity down khổng lồ 3.6 feet (1.1 meters) in less than a second.

AF Accuracy and Consistency

I saw no autofocus error on my Canon SL1.

Manual Focus

You have to move a switch, và then it feels plasticy — because it is. It works fine, but it"s more work và doesn"t feel as nice as lenses that cost five times as much.

Bokeh performance top

Bokeh, the chất lượng of out-of-focus areas as opposed to the degree of defocus, is usually pretty good.

For the sofkiểm tra backgrounds, zoom lớn 250milimet, get as cthua kém as possible & shoot at f/5.6.

Focus Breathing performance top

Focus breathing (the image changing kích cỡ as focused) is mostly of interest khổng lồ cinematographers who don"t want the image changing size ("breathing") as the lens is focused amuốn different subjects.

The image from the Canon 55-250mm IS gets bigger as focused more closely.

Color Rendition performance top

The color balance of this 55-250 seems the same as my other Canon EF lenses.

Coma performance top

Coma, or saggital coma flare, is when points of light in the corners turn inlớn batwing-shaped blobs. This is often a problem with fast normal or wide lenses.

I see none in this lens; it"s super sharp in the corners wide-open.

Distortion performance top

The Canon 55-250 II has no visible distortion.

For more critical use, use these values in Photoshop"s Lens Distortion tool lớn remove sầu the distortion. These aren"t facts or specifications, they are the results of my research that requires hours of photography và calculations on the resulting data.