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

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

Impressively lightweight and compact,this general purpose zoom Read more

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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

but I used my older one and it worked just fine so I ended up returning this one

Rebecca Rasmussen, Amazon
3 March 2016
  • Summary: I had a hard time getting this lens to focus. I've used them in the past, but this one was trickier for me. I imagine it was user error, but I used my older one and it worked just fine so I ended up returning this one. It is a great lens though. I just may have gotten a less than perfect one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good basic lens, but not very sharp

amollenhauer, Amazon
28 February 2016
  • Summary: This lens is good, but not great. This lens is a good complement to the 18-55 Kit lens. If you are photographing anything that is fast moving, I would not recommend this lens. This lens struggles to produce sharp photos on fast moving subjects.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

John C., Amazon
27 January 2016
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...
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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.
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Overall 6
6.0

The lens is great. I was able to capture great pictures

Bhavesh, Amazon
6 July 2015
  • Summary: The lens is great. I was able to capture great pictures. The same product has other accessories, but not advertised.
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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
5 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

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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