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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
8.4 out of 10

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

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

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Overall 6
6.0

Good but a bit narrow

RVTim, B&H Photo
10 December 2015
  • Excerpt: I do think the quality of the lens is great. I'm not so fond of the 55mm low end range of the lens though. It is a fairly narrow lens. Being used to an 18-270mm lens (which I don't think is a real 270), it is very nice to have the ability to use it as my one go-to lens if I don't want to carry the...
  • Pros: Image stabilization, Improves Picture Quality
  • Cons: Too Narrow
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Overall 6
6.0

Soft Images

maureesk, B&H Photo
4 November 2015
  • Excerpt: This lens is only good in the mid range 70mm-230mm, and even then not tack sharp. I am researching a replacement lens.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
  • Cons: No Increase In Performance, Poor Clarity
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Overall 6
6.0

Gray Market - No US Warranty

Michael Allen, Amazon
2 June 2015
  • Summary: The lens is the IS STM model and the picture quality is very good. The lens itself gets 4-5 stars. The lens I received is gray market - no US warranty - hence the lowball price. The accessories received with it are very poor quality - cheap - the UV filter noticeably degraded the sharpness of the...
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Overall 6
6.0

My newest Canon purchase

ESM79, B&H Photo
4 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens a few weeks ago and have used it at one big event. I was impressed with the handheld images I was able to get during an outdoor, late afternoon wedding. The autofocus is silent; it's also quick while on static subjects.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great lens optically may not be electronically

Ryan, Amazon
14 June 2014
  • Summary: Auto focus was terrible on the one I purchased, optically the lens was great. I ended up returning the one I bought, but if autofocus is not important I would definitely recommend.
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Overall 6
6.0

I made a mistake, I thought I was buying 18-250

Barry Roy Lubman, Amazon
26 April 2014
  • Summary: It was not what I thought. I must have read something, and hit the wrong button. I would likt to return iyt and get the better lens
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

JonB, Adorama
24 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I have been using this lens for 6 months regularly. It was purchased as a refurb. Generally, it has functioned very well, mechanically. The focusing motor is good and I don't feel that it is noisy.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

JSB, Adorama
26 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I have used this lens for distant (tens of kilometers) mountain shots, as well as to get closer to wildlife that is relatively nearby (50 meters, or so). The quality of the build of the lens is good, and I have been satisfied with the autofocus and IS.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

LB, Adorama
23 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I have to say, that after having used this lens for some time now, that I have not had the quality results that others have had with this lens. The older version of this lens was better, in my opinion...disappointed.
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Overall 6
6.0

What now

barry, Amazon
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Have not us it much, will soon. Have been very busy with work. In a few weeks, I will be free to take photos! That is it now, I hope I have put in the amount of words to mail this..
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