NOTE: This is an "EF-S" Series Lens and is compatible only with Digital SLR's that accept EF-S lenses like the EOS Digital Rebel , Digital Rebel XT, Digital Rebel XTi, Rebel XSi, EOS 20D, EOS 30D, EOS40D and similar. Do NOT Use With the EOS-5D, EOS-1D, EOS-1DS, EOS 1DS-Mark III Or Any Other EOS Camera.
This telephoto zoom lens is designed with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining compactness and lightness, in response to demands of photographers. This high zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm format (when used on Canon EOS cameras compatible with EF-S lenses), and the image stabilizer effect equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image Stabilizer. In other words, if the slowest shutter speed you could formerly hold a 250mm lens steadily was 1/250th of a second, with Canon's 4-stop stabilization correction, you could hand-hold at shutter speeds as slow as 1/15th of a second. It also uses a UD-glass lens element to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. This new EF-S telephoto lens with great features delivers excellent performance at an affordable price for all photographers.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Fast, capable, accurate lens.
from Providence, RI
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II (Stabilized) Lens with Canon USA Warranty:
I always carry a P&S camera with a fast f/1.8 lens and 3X zoom. But, for more distant subjects I use the Canon 55-250mm on a Canon T3i camera - and it does a great job.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from alexandria, va
About Me Casual Photographer
This is great for sports events.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
A great all-around telephoto lens!
By Annie Lou
from Carrollton, GA
I bought this lens to add to the capabilities of my new T2i and the 18-55mm kit lens. It is the perfect addition. I am very happy with the flower close-ups, the background blurs beautifully at 250mm. I am also pleased with the bird photos I have taken so far, I am cropping them somewhat and they are turning out great. I am very pleased with this lens.
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Nice For The Price
By Joseph Botts
from Delmar, NY
I use the lens primarily for wildlife & concert photography with great results. It is a good compact zoom lens for the price.