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Canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f-4-5-6-is.33996240
8.7 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 8
8.0

review of EF-S 55-250 mm lens

seabrooks, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens was my first step up to a telephoto lens. I am enjoying being able to shoot close ups and this has enabled me to take more photos from a longer distance. I have not found any negatives to report.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

very nice lense but....

loveit, Bestbuy
22 June 2014
  • Summary: I like the lense a lot, but think I should have spent the extra to get more than the 250 mm. Reaction time is good.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
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Ease of use 8
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Picture quality 8
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Durability 8
8.0

Good

CarpenterFan, Bestbuy
16 June 2014
  • Summary: I say good for 2 reasons. I am new to photography, and an amateur to all its equipment and accessories.
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Overall 8
8.0

Light and Quiet

PLC, Adorama
10 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Just getting into photography and hope to have a great new hobby by the time I retire in a year or so. Product is light and sharp however it would be nice to have a lock on the lens like my 18-135 does so that the zoom locks in place when being carried around on the camera. Appears to be a nice lens given the instant rebate and "kit" pricing. Unfortunately I'm a beginner so I really don't have any technical knowledge to share.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Easy to use, Lightweight, Quite
  • Cons: Lens Lock Would Be Nice
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Overall 8
8.0

A great medium range zoom.

precient1, Bestbuy
7 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought this at Best Buy and have found it to be a very worthy lens for a variety of shooting conditions.
  • Pros: It's lightweight and focuses quickly
  • Cons: It's not great in low light conditions.
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Overall 8
8.0

great len's for the money

blanco, Bestbuy
30 May 2014
  • Summary: found this lens to very optimal for the money spent. Wish it was faster, but that would cost over twice as much money. Great lens for the T3i.
  • Pros: great focal length
  • Cons: could be faster and shoulkd have lens hood
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Ease of use 10
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Picture quality 8
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Durability 10
10

A step above beginner, truly improves distance!

Bighungry007, Bestbuy
23 May 2014
  • Summary: I use this for my children's sport's functions. From the stands I can really capture expressions and enjoyment on their faces!!
  • Pros: Improves distance with high quality clean clear pictures.
  • Cons: Need a tri-pod or a really steady hand.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Ease of use 10
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Picture quality 8
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Durability 8
8.0

tele lens purchased at discount with dslr purchase

kate, Bestbuy
20 May 2014
  • Summary: This was a great deal to purchase with the little Canon SL1 dslr, and added range to the basic lens that came with the camera.
  • Pros: price ( as packaged with dslr)
  • Cons: at farthest distance ( 250) images are blurry when enlarged
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Overall 8
8.0

Capable Lens

Donn, B&H Photo
19 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Although slow, this lens seems to produce a nice sharp image. Even better, it allows manual focus when you have it set to AF. To take advantage of this properly though, you need to use "back-button" focusing. To do this I set the Custom Function "7" to choice "1" (AE Lock/AF) on my Rebel T3. To focus, I press the "*" button on the top right of the camera. The shutter button no longer auto-focuses the lens. This is how I leave the camera set all the time now.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Great consumer lens, w/ one caveat.

SG Croxton, B&H Photo
18 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Overall a very good optical performer. Love the image stabiliztion and the virtual silence of the STM design. I am very glad though, that I got $ off in a bundle with the T5i, as I was shocked to find when it arrived that it had a plastic mount. I would have never dreamt that a lens that sells regularly for $350 would not have a metal mount, hence the 4 star rating. My bad for not checking, I suppose.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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