- Zoom range equivalent to 88-400mm on 35mm film
- 4 stops of image stabilization
- Compact 4.4” long lens
- Silent Auto Focus Stepper Motor
- 15 optical elements in 12 groups
- Enhanced lens coatings
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is a long-reaching telephoto zoom lens that was designed for APS-C cameras with an equivalent focal length of 88-400mm on 35mm film for getting close to your subject. This compact lens has a useful zoom range perfect for portraits, candid photos, travel, sports, landscape, and wildlife. The 55-250mm lens utilizes Canon’s image stabilization technology to provide up to 3.5 stops of image stabilization so it is capable of great results when shooting in low light conditions even without a tripod. The EF-S 55-250mm IS STM delivers reliable, quick tight shots, and is so versatile that you may bring it with you everywhere.
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm lens uses Canon’s optical image stabilization for creating sharp photos even when using relatively long shutter speeds without a tripod. This lens is capable of up to 3.5 stops of image stabilization that allows you to travel without a tripod and comfortably take beautiful photos even in low light. Image stabilization greatly increases the lenses sharpness when zoomed in which gets you better results across the board.
This lightweight lens uses a stepping motor (STM) and a high speed CPU for impressive autofocus performance. This lens features continuous AF with subject tracking on compatible cameras which is great for shooting stills of moving subjects and recording video using follow focus. The stepping motor allows near-silent, smooth, and accurate autofocus. While this lens has autofocus on, you are able to make adjustments to the focus by simply turning the focus ring.
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 is compact and its short its 4.4” length ensures you’ll have space in your camera bag for this excellent zoom lens. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm lens is designed with 15 optical elements in 12 groups including one UD glass element to reduce chromatic aberration across the zoom range. The 55-250mm lens utilizes an enhanced lens coating to deliver excellent color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare. This lens uses a rear focus system that allows for quicker AF and lets you install 58mm filters that won’t spin when focusing for polarized or graduated filters. This lens uses a 7-blade circular aperture to deliver beautiful soft backgrounds and create shallow depth of field images.
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
15 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
27¡ 50' - 6¡ 15'
Rear focus system
Closest Focusing Distance
2.79 ft. / 0.85m
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
2.8 x 4.4 inches, approx. 13.2 oz. / 70.0 x 111.2mm, approx. 375g