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Canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f-4-5-6-is-ii.32807701
9.3 out of 10

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

This telephoto zoom lens is designed with Canon's Optical Image Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

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Overall 4
4.0

not as advertised

sharon, Amazon
11 July 2013
  • Summary: the item was advertised as new, it appeared to be well used and performed poorly, in some cases did not perform at all without multiple tries
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Overall 4
4.0

Forget about indoor shots with this lens

tiggiler, B&H Photo
21 March 2011
  • Excerpt: This was my first zoom lens and I have to admit that I was pleased with it when I first bought it. Since then I have upgraded to the Canon 18-200mm and WILL NEVER go back to this lens. The difficulty it has with low (even lower) light conditions is pathetic. I have trouble just getting it to focus on the subject within my livingroom which has a bay window, glass door and secondary window (ie. enough light).
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Not enough for high quality surfing pics

Silver Surfer, B&H Photo
27 January 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a great lense for common pics but not for surfing photos[...] If you are taking Surfing photos do not listen to the people who do not take surfing photos! You will need to purchase a 400mm or larger for Surfing Photos! The larger telephoto lenses have a significant cost so start saving if you want great surfing photos![...] More than a 400mm telephoto is better in regards to shooting great distance action pics like Surfing.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Image stabilization so so, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

I received a Bad lens

NM FILM, B&H Photo
23 December 2010
  • Excerpt: When I mounted this lens to my rebel T2i it made a horrible grinding sound. it would take pictures, it would not work in video mode. I sent it back to B&H for a refund.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Weak Casing
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Overall 4
4.0

Long, light weight, and inexpensive

brian the backpacker, B&H Photo
14 July 2009
  • Excerpt: I do a lot of hiking so I wanted a light weight package to keep equipment weight down. I find the focus tends to soften in 250mm and you really notice the change in aperture. Using a haze/UV filter on this lense tends to really darken the shots, forget using a polarizer in all but the best lighting. I have gotten some amazing shots with this lense but I am still found wanting more.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Weak Casing
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