Excerpt: This telephoto zoom lens provides an angle of view equivalent to an 88-400mm used on a 35mm camera. This version is an update to the previous Canon 55-250mm IS II lens, adding Canon's new stepping motor technology, which promises smoother, quieter autofocus performance, which is especially suited to...
Pros: Great sharpness in the centre throughout the zoom range, Lightweight, Fast focusing, Effective stabiliser
Cons: Plastic lens mount may put some buyers off this lens, Quite expensive compared to its predecessor
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS - Review / Test Report
5 June 2008
Conclusion: Technically the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is a tiny lens with a great performance potential. The resolution is very good across the range. Chromatic aberrations are basically a non-issue. The level of distortions remains moderate.
Conclusion: The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is a tiny tele lens with a comparatively impressive performance potential. The resolution is very good across the range. Chromatic aberrations are almost a non-issue in field conditions. The level of distortions remains moderate.